May 26th, 2011

"20 Questions" With Tyler Barrick

Chris Jung

Senior Writer

"20 Questions" With Tyler Barrick
photo by Chris Jung

Holy Cross senior takes on the Questions

The Holy Cross High School baseball team hasn't advanced passed the first round of the 6th Region Tournament since 2007, when the Cougars advanced to the championship game against Pleasure Ridge Park.

This year's version of the Holy Cross squad finished as 21st District runner-up to that same PRP program and will rely heavily on the arm of senior pitcher Tyler Barrick if they are to make a run in next week's regionals.

Barrick, who struck out 16 Beth Haven batters during the district tournament semifinals this past week, was the winning pitcher in an upset win over Butler in the Fern Creek Invitational earlier this year. The senior was also a member of the soccer and football teams during his career wtih the Cougars and has also performed well in the classroom.

Barrick sports a 3.0 GPA and is considering Indiana University-Southeast, Bellarmine University, and St. Catharine College for next year. He recently took part in the "20 Questions" segment, and his answers are below. 

1. What is your favorite pump up music on game day? 

Rap/hip hop  

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? 

Eastern house with some of my teamates 

3. If you were a contestant on "American Idol," what song would you sing? 

"Dont Stop Believing" by Journey 

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level?
For soccer: Christiano Ronaldo; For baseball: Tim Hudson 

5. What is your favorite movie quote?

"If you ain't first, you're last." - Talledega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports?

It helps me get through the tough times.

7. What keeps you motivated?

Family, friends, and the chance to play at a higher level.

8. All time favorite board game?


9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry?


10. Favorite Facebook function?


11. What is your favorite reality TV show? 

Jersey Shore 

12. What is your favorite pro team? 
Soccer: Manchester United; Baseball: Atlanta Braves; Football: Baltimore Ravens

13. What is your best quality/characteristic?


14. Favorite junk/comfort food?
No bake cookies 
15. What is your favorite hour of the day? 
7:00pm - game time 

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it?

"Barrick." My friends just call me by my last name 

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service?

Kid's Cafe 

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? 
I can draw and paint really well.
19. If time machines were real and you could only travel in one direction - forward or backward - which would you choose and why? 
Backward to relive high school again.

20. What is your proudest athletic moment?

Pitching the Butler game and winning it.


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