This week's Lee-Scott Athlete of the Week is Landon Nutter, a junior righthanded pitcher and second baseman on the Warriors' baseball team.
The Auburn Villager: How did you get your start playing baseball?
Landon Nutter: Well, I started playing when I was 4 in tee-ball, and I've just been playing ever since then.
AV: Have you always been a pitcher or also played other positions?
LN: Pitcher and second baseman mostly.
AV: You threw a no-hitter last weekend? What was that experience like?
LN: It was really fun. The defense played great behind me. I was a lot of fun.
AV: What was your reaction when you got the final out?
LN: I was really happy that was the championship game, and we won.
AV: Did you ever dream of pitching a no-hitter before and is this how you pictured it playing out?
AV: Did you have any role models growing up that you looked up to or emulated?
LN: Really, all of them. I like Mariano Rivera a lot. He was one of the best that ever did it. He was just an inspiration.
AV: Do you have a favorite team you follow?
LN: The Yankees.
AV: Why are you a big fan of the Yankees?
LN: My dad grew up watching them, and I grew up watching them because he was a Yankees fan.
AV: Have you ever had the opportunity to go see them play?
LN: I did last summer actually. It was crazy. They hit like four home runs that game. That was a lifelong dream to go watch them in Yankees Stadium.
AV: How is the season going so far?
LN: It's going well.
AV: What are the goals for the rest of the year?
LN: Win state.
AV: Do you have any hobbies?
LN: I like hunting and fishing.
AV: Did you have any luck this past deer season?
LN: Yeah, I killed a few, and a bobcat. I killed a 7-point (deer).
Interview by Brian Woodham