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Scholar Athlete of the Week
from Eyewitness Sports Online


Student: Eric Stone
School: Capital
Primary Sport: Baseball

It has been a season to remember for Capital and senior Eric Stone, the Cougars already have gotten off to the best start and school history and got the chance to host their first MSAC tournament.

"We've had a great season, all of our seniors have been putting out this year, we've worked hard all four years for this season and its starting to pay off," Stone said.

Stone is part of a big group of senior who have led the charge for Capital, and he says it's all a part of hard work and dedication.

"We have J.C. Morrison he puts in a lot of work in the weight room, everyone else hits in the cages and takes a lot of ground balls just really works their butts off." says Stone.

Stone leads the team with a .420 batting average, a product of his place in the lineup, and execution.

"I'm hitting in the three hole and behind J.C. They really have to pitch to me so I'm getting a lot of pitches to hit and just hitting them where they are not."

Stone carries a 3.5 GPA, and even though he started off rough, he was able to bring everything back up to par.

"My freshman and sophomore year I started off a little slow and I had to pick up my grades so I put in a lot of work and brought them up."

The ultimate goal for stone and the cougars is still out there, and he hopes a state tournament is a perfect end to his career.

"That would make it all a perfect season for me."

After the season, stone hopes to attend Concord or WVU Tech.

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