Landon Nutter

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?

LN: Yeah.

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


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