By Jeff Steers
(May 15, 2022 8:00 AM) If there were another James Bond movie to be made, Hanover-Horton High School baseball player Hunter Fox may star in the production.
He is the man with the golden arm at Hanover-Horton.
And Fox isn’t too bad at the plate.
Fox is 4-0 on the mound for the Comets with 49 strikeouts so far this season. He also plays behind the plate and rarely lets runners steal on his pitchers.
The results are a much improved team as the Comets are 11-5-1 so far this season.
Fox says the Comets are hard to beat – if they keep their heads into the game and play solid baseball.
“We have played and beaten some good teams this season,” Fox said. “When we communicate and eliminate the errors, we are a pretty good team.”
The sophomore uses a solid approach at the plate. He is hitting nearly .500 with 16 RBIs and has four three-hit games for the Comets.
“I take the two-strike approach – shorten up on the bat and put it in play,” Fox said.
Fox has played the game since age 5 and enjoys the comradery of teammates on the field.
“Baseball is just a fun game with players that enjoy the sport,” Fox said. “It is a game where you can’t worry about the last play.
“It is just fun to hang around everyone.”
Fox spends his summers playing on a travel baseball team – the Black Socks out of Northwest. He plans to compete in some college camps this summer and play in some tournaments where he can showcase his talent.
Fox would like to play baseball in college.
He says being on the mound is much more fun that being behind the plate.
“I would rather be a pitcher … you get to strike people out on the mound,” Fox said.