April 28th, 2011

"20 Questions" With Hunter Tipton

Chris Jung

Senior Writer


"20 Questions" With Hunter Tipton
photo by Chris Jung

DeSales junior takes on the Questions

Each week, LouisvilleCatholicSports.com will be getting to know a new student-athlete from the area by asking him/her a series of 20 key questions - some in-depth, some lighthearted - that will provide insight into the thoughts and personalities of the boys and girls who are doing great things on and off the local courts, fields, tracks, and courses. Below are the "20 Key Questions," brought to you by Key Financial Mortgage LLC.

Coming off the heels of a season where they finished runner-up in the Sixth Region Championship, junior Hunter Tipton and his DeSales High School baseball teammates are chomping at the bit to get another crack at a state tournament berth.

Starting the season with an 11-8 record, including a 5-1 mark against regional competition, the Colts seem to be a contender yet again and Tipton has been a big part of DeSales' success.

A dual threat from both the plate and on the mound, Tipton has provided versatile contributions to Head Coach Ryan Wheat and Co. Tipton is hitting around .400 and has picked up several big wins for his team, including a two-hit shutout in Myrtle Beach, as the Colts topped Grayson County in the Ripken Challange.

Tipton, who drives 90 minutes round trip to DeSales from his home in Taylorsville, has also been successful academically. He maintains a 3.61 GPA in the classroom and is looking at colleges that will allow him to stay close to home. He also says that he wants to major in Computer Science some day, enjoys spending free time with his girlfriend (Allie), and is a big fan of video games.

DeSales, which will take on Southern in its first Louisville Invitational Tournament game today, will also host Carroll County High School on Friday in the All "A" Classic Tournament sectionals.

Before that, however, Tipton participated in the most recent edition of the LouisvilleCatholicSports.com "20 Questions," and his answers are below.

1. What is your favorite pump up music on game day?

“Hotel California” and “Life in the Fast Lane” by the Eagles

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game?

6-inch sub, chips, and a drink from Subway

3. If you were a contestant on "American Idol," what song would you sing?

“Loving You” by Minnie Ripperton

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? 

Albert Pujols

5. What is your favorite movie quote?

“Fat guy in a little coat…Fat guy in a little coat.” – Tommy Boy

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports?

My faith helps keep things in perspective. No matter how things in life are going, it always helps point me in the right direction.

7. What keeps you motivated?

The desire to get better, help my team win, and hopefully play on the college level

8. All time favorite board game?

Scrabble

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry?

iPhone

10. Favorite Facebook function?

News Feed

11. What is your favorite reality TV show?

Man vs. Food

12. What is your favorite pro team?

St. Louis Cardinals

13. What is your best quality/characteristic?

Good sense of humor

14. Favorite junk/comfort food?

Homewrecker Burrito from Moe’s

15. What is your favorite hour of the day?

Bedtime

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it?

“Tip.” Someone was too lazy to also say “ton.”

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service?

Baseball/Sports camps

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess?

I can draw. I also like to take stuff apart and not put it back together.

19. If time machines were real and you could only travel in one direction - forward or backward - which would you choose and why?

Backward, because I really enjoy history.

20. What is your proudest athletic moment?

Making the Courier-Journal All-6th Region team last season

To read past editions of "20 Questions," visit: http://catholicsportsnet.com/louisville/page/20-questions

 

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