ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - Windermere Observer: Ricky Reeth

Ricky Reeth helped lead the Windermere Major Giants to the District 14 Top Team Championship last week.

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Ricky Reeth hit a game-ending home run June 8 to lead the Windermere Major Giants (ages 11-12) to an 11-1 victory in the District 14 Top Team Tournament. Reeth played a key role in helping the Giants to a 6-0 record during the tournament, amassing seven home runs in the six games.


Were you surprised at how many home runs you hit during the tournament?

I knew that if I got hot that I could do it — and I did.


Of those home runs, how far do you think the farthest home run went?

I think it went about 260 (feet).


There was a bird hanging out in your dugout throughout the championships game — what was that like?

We said that was just our lucky charm for the day.


Who is your favorite pro baseball player and team?

My favorite pro baseball players are Michael Conforto and Matt Harvey — one is a hitter on the Mets, and the other is a pitcher. I like the Mets — my dad was from New York.


What’s your favorite subject in school?

My favorite subjects in school are P.E. and math. I like math because I’m good at it.


What’s your least favorite subject in school?

Science — I’m still good at it, but I don’t like it.


What’s a movie you like a lot?

I like the movie “42” about Jackie Robinson. I liked how he was the first black person to play professional baseball and how it’s possible for anyone.


What is your least favorite chore to do?

Brushing the pool. I have to do it once a month, and it takes a long time and it’s tiring. Also, yard work — because it’s hot.


If you’re stuck on a deserted island and can bring only one thing, what would it be?

Probably one of my friends.


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