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April 17, 2013

Athlete of the Week: Meet Neshannock’s Madison Shaffer

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NEW CASTLE — *****

THE MADISON SHAFFER FILE

POSITION: Pitcher

TEAM: Neshannock

GRADE: 10

KNOWN FOR: Shaffer struck out 17 batters in an eight-inning, 1-0 win over South Side Beaver, threw a four-inning no hitter in a mercy-rule victory against Union and concluded the week with a five-inning, one unearned run effort against visiting Shenango in another mercy-rule decision.

PARENTS: Jeff and Judy Shaffer

FAVORITE PRO PLAYER AND WHY: New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. “He works really hard and he’s really good.”

FAVORITE PRO TEAM AND WHY: New York Yankees. “They always seem to be so good and they have good team chemistry and work hard together.”

FUTURE PLANS: “I want to be an engineer. My mom is an engineer and I like math and solving problems.”

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