Hunter Lewis of Newport News, a baseball player for Hampden-Sydney College, is pitching and playing second base this summer for the Niagara Power -- part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes -- in the New York Collegiate Baseball League.
Because of his pitching prowess, he was selected to play in the NYCBL all-star game in Geneva, N.Y. With the Power, Lewis has pitched in five games, including four starts. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder has compiled a 3-1 record and 1.62 earned-run average, striking out 21 and walking four. He has given up 28 hits in 27 2/3 innings.
He has batted .250 (4-for-16) with two RBI and a stolen base. With H-SC, Lewis has pitched and has played third. In 2013, he was 4-1 with a 3.11 ERA in 37 2/3 innings over 11 appearances, including five starts. He struck out 33, walked 10 and gave up 34 hits and a .234 opponent batting average.
Lewis played 39 games for the Tigers (23-17-1), batting .288 (44-for-153), with 24 runs, four doubles, 19 RBI, 13 walks, 14 strikeouts and three steals in as many attempts. Lewis was on the Old Dominion Athletic Conference all-tournament team this year, and he was on the All-ODAC first team and all-tournament team in 2011.
Lewis graduated from Menchville, where he was a first baseman for the 2009 state Group AAA champion Monarchs. He played in the 2010 Virginia High School Coaches Association all-star game. Lewis played for the Monarchs in basketball in 2010 and was an outstanding golfer, earning first-team All-Peninsula District honors from 2007-09. He was the PD Player of the Year in '08 and '09.
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