Burger King Outstanding Student Athlete: John Glenn's Robbie Berger
Robbie Berger may not play the family sport, but his time roaming the hardwood watching his dad coach has taught him plenty that he can use on the diamond.
"I've seen great players come through my dad's program like Demetrius Jackson and Devin Cannady and those players want the ball in a tough situation and that's exactly what I want to do, too," said Berger
And more often than not over his four seasons at John Glenn, the Falcons coaching staff has called on Robbie to do just that, and the right-handed pitcher usually delivers.
Robbie had a 1.44 ERA as a junior helping his team win a sectional championship and he has picked up right where he left off in his senior season. Berger currently has double digit strikeouts and a sub-3 era. One of the biggest reasons for his success, is his accuracy on the mound.
Head Coach John Nadolny said, "I've never had a kid that throws the way he does. Strike. Strike. He's always around the plate. He competes. When you don't walk people in high school you're gonna win games."
Berger said, "I want to throw a no-hitter every time I go our there. If someone gets a hit. I get upset with myself. I made a bad pitch. I always want to make the best pitch possible no matter the situation. Its kind of gained me some suces around the area and as a pitcher I always look to be the best one out there."
Being the best is also his ultimate goal in his final season at John Glenn.
"We've gone so far in the last two years. Last year losing to St. Joe in the regional final and the year before losing in the regional semi-final," Berger added, "We keep making the step up and this year I think this is the team that we can definitely take that next step and win the regional and win the semi-state and possibly win the state."