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Athlete of the Week: SELDEN KOLKEBECK

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Updated: June 6, 2017
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Get ready Bleacher Boy fans!! This week’s Athlete of the Week goes to….SELDEN KOLKEBECK!!

Selden is 9 years old and is a 3rd grader at Harrington Park Elementary School in Harrington Park, NJ. Brace yourself for this triple threat..Football player,Wrestler and Baseball player! Selden plays football for the Norwood RAIDERS and wrestles for the NVPAL Jr Knights. This season he placed 1st in the wrestling districts and 2nd in regionals for the 9U, 95lb class!

Baseball, however, is Seldens favorite. He plays Harrington Park recreation ball and was on the REDS this season. He also plays for the 4 Town travel team, The Knights, and his club travel team, The Northern Valley 9U Coyotes. Selden loves playing 1st base and is a big threat when he’s on the pitching mound.

Get this…Selden has played 25 games so far this spring. In 75 plate appearances he has had 43 hits, 44 RBI’s, 27 runs and has a batting average of .642 with only 4 strikeouts and 8 walks. Selden also has 3 HOMERUNS including a 186 ft over the fence homer!! The 3 run over the fence homerun came in the 2nd inning of a rec game and gave his team a 10-0 lead. But it doesn’t stop there. As a pitcher, Selden has pitched in 24 innings in over 10 games facing 113 batters. He has 51 strikeouts, 20 walks and has given up only 16 hits. Can you say #BEASTMODE ?!

Selden truly has a love of the game and plays Spring, Summer and Fall baseball and trains with his Coach Bryan Baker throughout the winter months. He is a diehard NY METS fan and his favorite players are #7 Jose Reyes and #52 Yoenis Cespedes because he has an incredible arm and is a power hitter….sounds just like you Selden!

The Bleacher Boys agree you definitely deserve to be Athlete of the Week. Keep crushing those homeruns and being a force on the mound. Congratulations and Welcome to the Huddle.

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