97.7 KOTM-FM Athlete of the Week: Merrick Mathews, Centerville


CENTERVILLE, IA – William Penn University Athletics, along with Ottumwa Radio Group, want to congratulate Centerville baseball player Merrick Mathews, our 97.7 KOTM-FM Athlete of the Week!

The senior completed the comeback and sent his Big Red squad to the Class 2A State Tournament Championship game, driving in Kade Mosley with an RBI-single in the bottom of the 8th inning to give Centerville a 12-11 win over Camanche in Wednesday night’s Semifinal. Mathews finished the game 4-6 at the plate with three RBI and three runs scored. The red-and-white overcame a seven run deficit in the 5th inning scoring three in that frame, another three in the 6th, and two in the 7th to tie that game at 11, prior to the walk-off in the bottom of the 8th. Mathews also helped the Big Reds get off to a good start at the State Tournament Tuesday, pitching 2.2 innings allowing just one hit and going 1-3 at the plate with an RBI-double in a 10-0 win over New Hampton.

Our KOTM-FM Athlete of the Week program is made possible thanks to the generosity of William Penn University, and the cooperation of our area schools. This is a great accomplishment and one to be very proud of. Please join us in congratulating Merrick Mathews! All of us at Ottumwa Radio Group wish you continued success in your athletic and educational endeavors.

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