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Published: Thursday, 5/10/2007

Sidelines: Spotlight athlete - Ben Hammer

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• School: Elmwood

• Year: Junior

• Sports: Baseball, basketball, football

• Notes: Baseball .474batting average with 25 RBIs, 5 home runs, 7 stolen bases, 27 runs scored this season; 4-0 pitching record (2.67 ERA); All-Ohio second team last year after hitting .511; basketball averaged 10 points per game; all-district honorable mention; football wide receiver;All-SLL honorable mention;4.0 grade-point average

• School subject: American History

• Hobby: Fishing

• Car: Jeep

• Store: Best Buy

• CD: All the Right Reasons, by Nickelback

• Song: Anything byNickelback

• Band/artist: Nickelback

• Movie: Dumb and Dumber

• Actor: Jim Carrey

• Actress: None

• TV show: The Simpsons

• Book: None

• Radio station: 92.5 FM

• XBox or Playstation? XBox

• Food: Spaghetti

• Dessert: Chocolate ice cream

• Fast food: McDonald s

• Beverage: Chocolate milk

• Magazine: SportsIllustrated

• Sport: Baseball

• Athlete: Albert Pujols

• Baseball team: Indians

• NBA team: Cavaliers

• NFL team: Browns

• NHL team: Red Wings

• Person most admired: My dad, Jim

• Would like to meet: Ken Griffey Jr.

• Superstitions: Coach gives lucky sunflower seed before at-bat

• Top sports moment: As a sophomore, caught touchdown pass to tie game against Otsego

• Ohio State or Michigan? Ohio State

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