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AOTW Jackson Lancaster - Midland High Baseball - 3/3/14

Three words to describe this weeks Athlete of the Week are southpaw, ace, and competitive. Take a look at Jackson Lancaster.

After an impressive 2013 performance on the mound, Midland high senior pitcher Jackson Lancaster is ready for an even better 2014.

“It’s his work ethic. He ran cross-country. He’s a great student. He’s in the top 10 percent, or top ten of his class. Not ten percent, he’s number ten in his class. It’s just that will to do everything the right way. It’s the little things. He’s a good leader and a great kid, great kid” said Midland High head coach Barry Russell.

Lancaster has already notched a no-hitter this season, and in the team’s first district game against Permian, he struck out 11 batters en route to a 7-2 win for the Bulldogs.

“I mean it’s always a lot of fun because those no-hitters are memories for a lifetime. But it’s all about helping the team and getting W’s more importantly” said Lancaster.

Not only does he succeed on the baseball field, having the 2nd most wins in a season in MHS history, along with the 4th lowest ERA, he takes competition everywhere he goes.

“Competition man, I’m just going out there and trying to be the best because I hate losing in anything. I mean even in grades. I hate when my friends make better grades on papers and on tests than me and I just try to take that mentality with me everywhere I go.”

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