Athlete of the Week: Maxwell Swartz

Athlete of the Week: Maxwell Swartz

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Athlete of the Week: Maxwell Swartz

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Maxwell Swartz, Aquinas baseball pitcher.

Maxwell Swartz, Aquinas baseball pitcher.

Name: Maxwell Swartz.

School/sport: Aquinas baseball.

Age/class: 18/senior.

Positions: Pitcher/Center field.

Resides: Rochester.

Family: Parents, Brenda and Jon; Maggie, sister, 15.

Last week: Third-year varsity member was the winning pitcher in two postseason games. The left-hander struck out five batters during the Section V Class A2 Tournament Final, as Aquinas defeated Geneva. He threw a two-hit shutout against Canandaigua in a state tournament qualifier at Frontier Field. Aquinas plays Williamsville East in the state regionals, 4 p.m. Saturday at Niagara-Wheatfield.

About me: 5 feet-8 inches, 170 pounds. … Headed to Saint Leo University in Tampa, Florida. Unsure if he will try to play. … He plans to major in sports business. … Plays with the Flower City Royals in a 18-over league. …  Favorite player is Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, the 2015 National League Most Valuable Player. … “I’ve seen him play at every level, Single-A, Double-A, Triple-A and the majors.” … Says his top accomplishment in high school baseball is: “Winning the sectionals this year. It’s the most success the program has seen in awhile (since 2012).”

JAMESJ@Gannett.com

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