Featured Player of the Week, Wilson Lohrer, Independence Patriots

Wilson Lohrer taking batting practice.
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MINT HILL, NC – Wilson Lohrer after competing in six games this season must be considered Mr. Consistency for the Independence baseball team. The young man leads the team in almost every offensive statistical category.

The 6’2″ 190 pound senior has an outstanding .579 Batting Average, with 19 official at-bats Lohrer has accumulated 11 hits, 6 singles, 4 doubles, and 1 triple. He has scored 9 runs, 4 RBI’s, 6 base-on-balls, 3 stolen bases, along with a solid OBP .680, SLG .895, OPS 1.575 for the Patriots to lead the charge.

On Friday night against Porter Ridge he went 2-4, with 1 RBI, 1 base-on-balls, and added a stolen base in the 11-10 Patriot loss. He has an excellent walk to strike out ratio 2.000 so he makes contact, puts the ball in play, and has patience in the batters box. He also has some pop in his stroke with 5 extra base hits. His fielding has been solid as he has not made an error this season. His normal positions are first base, outfield, and will be used as a pitcher when called upon.

Independence coach Sam Skinner is very pleased with Wilson’s performance and the commitment he has made in taking on a leadership role in his final season. After last year’s shortened season due to the pandemic, he practiced on a consistent basis to stay in top condition and fine tune his baseball skills to prepare for the 2021 campaign.

The Sports Editor and sports writer’s at the Mint Hill Times want to congratulate Wilson Lohrer for being selected our “Featured Player of the Week.”

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Ed Berti
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