July 10th, 2017

20 Questions with Ben Metzinger

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Conor Revell

Staff Writer


20 Questions with Ben Metzinger
Metzinger catches for Trinity / photo by Carol Heil

On a weekly basis, Louisville Catholic Sports posts the Sullivan “20 Questions” feature that highlights a high school student-athlete in the local Catholic high school community. If there is a specific athlete that you’d like to know more about, email future suggestions to crevell@catholicsportsnet.com.

Name: Ben Metzinger

Age: 17

Current school: Trinity

Current Sports playing: Baseball

Parish/grade school attended: Homeschool

Colleges considering or attending: Louisville

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Committing to Louisville.

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

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? “Say you won’t let go” – James Arthur

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Yadier Molina because I try to emulate how he manages the field and the pitching game.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? "You might wanna put a fielder in those mountains." - Benchwarmers

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? When I approach each at bat, I scratch the letter "E" in the dirt for my sister who died too young, I know she is with the Lord and one day I will be able to see her again.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? SpongeBob

8. All-time favorite board game? Monopoly

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? iPhone - Snapchat

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Buffalo Wild Wings

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Impractical Jokers

12. What is your greatest fear? Losing another loved one.

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? Never giving in.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Icecream

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 8 a.m. because I like the peacefulness of the morning.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Lilzing, my friend just gave it to me when I was younger and it stuck with me ever since.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? St. John Men's Center

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? Can't tell you because then it wouldn't be hidden anymore.

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? Go forward 100 years in the future to see if baseball has maintained its traditions.

20. If you could pick one person, dead or alive, and ask them just one question that they had to answer honestly, who would you pick and what would you ask? I'd ask Derek Jeter how he slowed the game down in big moments.

 

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