Athletes of the week: Aubrie Shore & Lucas Kresin

Athletes of the week: Aubrie Shore & Lucas Kresin

Aubrie Shore | Mahomet-Seymour softball

Why she's Athlete of the Week: The sophomore jumped between being a hitting and pitching threat for the Bulldogs. She posted two hits and two runs in a win over Monticello, struck out 10 in a complete-game showing versus Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley, knocked a grand slam while driving in six runs and scoring four times in a triumph against Charleston, swatted a home run and bagged two RBI in a loss to Mattoon and added two walks and two runs in a triumph over Danville.

From Shore: "The majority of my pitches were definitely working (against GCMS), and my defense was there backing me up. Honestly, I didn't even know I had that many hits or anything (versus Charleston). I was just out there having fun, playing the game."

I need tickets to see ... a Cubs game or any baseball game. I just love the sport.

One movie I could watch over and over again is ... "Remember the Titans." I'm just not a real big movie fan, and that one kind of stood out.

If I could choose one superpower, it would be ... to be able to read people's minds. It'd be cool to see what people are thinking.

The social media platform I use most is ... Instagram. I don't have Snapchat, so Instagram's my go-to. If I'm bored, I'll scroll through it.

My biggest pet peeve is ... loud chewers. That really gets to me.

My favorite softball memory is ... definitely the walk-off grand slam off Charleston.

My most embarrassing softball memory is ... last year in the showers, it said it was slippery and I completely busted my butt in front of everyone.

Before a game, I ... hang out with my teammate Sam Tamburo, and we just blare music in her car. We like to listen to a lot of rap.

After a game, I ... go home with my family and normally eat a meal of some sort.

In five years, I see myself ... hopefully playing college softball somewhere.

Honorable mention: Reagan Cheely, Villa Grove softball; Bailey Dowling, St. Joseph-Ogden softball; Hunter Edwards, Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin softball; Carrigan Gard, Schlarman softball; Elyce Knudsen, Unity softball; Kenli Nettles, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond track and field; Miya Pendleton, Danville softball; Cassidy Strode, Centennial soccer; DiamonAsia Taylor, Urbana track and field; Tanaya Young, Rantoul track and field.

Lucas Kresin | Tuscola baseball

Why he's Athlete of the Week: The junior stood out during the Warriors' final few regular-season games and the start of the Class 2A postseason. Kresin tossed a complete-game four-hitter versus Sullivan, knocked a home run and recorded two RBI and one run against Warrensburg-Latham, drew an 11th-inning walk-off free pass while earning the pitching win versus Champaign Central and hurled a complete game with 10 strikeouts in a regional semifinal against Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman.

From Kresin: "Previous to that at-bat (against Central), I'd already faced that guy before. He throws a lot of offspeed stuff, so going into that at-bat I was thinking offspeed, take it to the right side. ... We lost a lot of key guys (from the state-qualifying 2018 team), but we always seem to get those new guys coming back, and they'll replace the old guys."

I need tickets to see ... a postseason game between the Cubs and Cardinals. I've grown up loving the Cardinals. They've been my go-to team. My dad has gotten me into it, and I'd love to go with my dad sometime.

One movie I could watch over and over again is ... "The Sandlot." It's always a good one. Obviously, it's a big baseball movie. You can't go wrong with it.

If I could choose one superpower, it would be ... to fly. I've always had that curiosity of how it would be to go wherever you want.

The social media platform I use most is ... Twitter. I get a lot of interactions with baseball and all my friends. I like to watch pitching breakdowns and how that goes.

My biggest pet peeve is ... chewing with your mouth open.

My favorite baseball memory is ... last year in the super-sectionals, it was the bottom of the seventh inning and the bases were loaded with two outs. Noah Pierce was on the mound. (A Pleasant Plains athlete) hit a long drive to center, and I was in there and got a diving catch to save the game.

Before a game, I ... have a BODYARMOR drink and just do my normal routine. Nothing special — just what I've always been taught to do.

After a game, I ... always make sure to, right after the game, go to my family and hug them and tell them thanks for coming.

In five years, I see myself ... hopefully still with the baseball route. If not, I'd love to still be coaching, helping out with everybody. I'd like to major in business at the University of Illinois-Springfield.

Honorable mention: Cole Carnahan, Schlarman baseball; Kobe Essien, Mahomet-Seymour baseball; Layne Harden, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley baseball; Chandlar Ifft, Prairie Central track and field; Cole Jones, Champaign Central baseball; Dalton Loschen, Armstrong-Potomac baseball; Corey Moore, Hoopeston Area baseball; Adam Rose, St. Joseph-Ogden baseball; Trey Ryan, Centennial baseball; Makail Stanley, Argenta-Oreana track and field.

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