Featured Player of the Week

Nick Kuebler on the mound for the Stallions this week. (Ed Berti)
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Nick Kuebler, Queens Grant Stallions

The junior from Queens Grant High School is this week’s Featured Player of the Week selected by the Sports Editor of the Mint Hill Times.

In a key PAC 7 Conference match-up between Mountain Island and the Stallions, Kuebler went 3-5 with 5 RBI’s to lead the team offensively to obtain an important win early in this seasons campaign.  He also pitched two innings of shutout baseball during the week.

On the season he is currently hitting .483, has an OBP .531, scored 12 runs, 6 RBI’s and 8 doubles, along with 14 hits for the Stallions.  Nick entered the season with a career .340 BA, .530 OBP, 1.045 OPS, with 35 hits, 37 RBI’s and 32 runs scored in his first two seasons.

The 6’2″, 185 pound junior is making an impact for the Stallions in many ways.  He can play anywhere in the infield, is an outfielder, can be used as a catcher and pitcher when called upon by head coach Dan Kerr.

Kuebler has been on the varsity team since his freshman season, and has shown continued improvement and potential as a collegiate prospect.  As a freshman he batted .333, in his sophomore season .346 in 25 games.  He showed his potential last season when he finished with .556 OBP, .673 Slugging Percentage, and OPS 1.229 while hitting 11 extra base hits 7 doubles, 2 triples and 2 home runs.

Kuebler is a solid student athlete and is focused on academics which will improve his chances of obtaining more recognition with college coaches and selection committees.

The Mint Hill Times Congratulates Nick Kuebler for his on the field performance this past week and wish him continued success throughout the baseball season.

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Ed Berti
Ed is retired and remains active as a freelance writer, local journalist and independent contractor. He is engaged in print and electronic media writing stories covering business, sports, hometown news and veteran's affairs including articles of interest to various media outlets. Ed is a graduate of Wagner College where he earned an MBA and holds a BBA from Pace University.
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