Ethan Hefel


Junior baseball player Ethan Hefel is this week’s Pirate Competitors of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette.  Ethan batted .500 with 4 walks and an on-base percentage of .625. He also pitched 12 2/3 innings over two starts, giving up 1 earned run and striking out 21 while only giving up 4 walks.  Coach Jared Berlage said, “Ethan had a no hitter going into the 6th inning against Eastland when he gave up a home run and then had to be pulled because of pitch count. He got the win on Monday against Pecatonica and a no decision against Eastland. Overall he was a gamer this week and led the team by example. I am proud of him and all the hard work he puts in.”  Ethan was honored with gift baskets from the Galena Culver’s, as well as newspapers courtesy of the Galena Gazette.