2023-08-01 Eddie Hartung 2a

Sport(s) played: Golf and Baseball

Q1: Why did you choose the sport(s) that you play?
My parents signed me up for tee ball and coach pitch when I was younger and I have been playing ever since. I didn’t pick up golf until I was 13 years old. I had been playing football for 7 years prior until I quit football and fell in love with golf.

Q2: What is your favorite Madeira sports memory?
My favorite Madeira sports memory so far was Sophomore year when I shot my lowest round of the year in districts to help our team advance to the State tournament.

Q3: How do you get motivated to practice each and every day?
I am able to stay motivated to practice just by reminding myself of my goals and where I want to get to as a player.

Q4: What superpower do you wish you had and how would you use it?
I would choose to have the superpower of teleportation so I can get to places as quick as possible and be able to do multiple things during my day.

Q5: Which athlete(s) would you like to have dinner with and what would you talk about?
I would love to have dinner with Justin Thomas and talk about all his tournament wins and stories from being on tour.

Q6: What makes a great teammate?
A great teammate is someone who is able to connect with the team and encourage others when it’s going bad. They are able to be a leader and set the tone for the rest of their teammates.

Q7: What is on your pre-game playlist?
I have a lot of Country on my pre game playlist, I listen to a lot of Morgan Wallen, Jason Aldean, and HARDY. However, when I take the mound, I listen to a lot of Key Glock and Kid Kudi.

Q8: What is the funniest thing that you have seen or happened to you in a practice or game?
During my sophomore year of baseball, I was a PO. (pitcher only) My coach messed up a substitution and I had to have an at bat against a D1 pitcher. I ended up getting walked and came in to score during a close game. When I got back to the dugout my teammates mobbed me and that was a pretty cool moment.

Q9: What is next after you graduate?
I am not 100% sure of what lies ahead of me after high school, but I have plans of attending college and studying business/finance.

Q10: What advice would you give an 8th grade athlete as they move on to high school sports?
My advice to an incoming Freshman athlete would be for them to work hard and find their role on the team. Not to be intimidated of everyone else but to embrace the high school competition and I think that will lead them to success.