Glasgow's Coates - WDEL Male HS Athlete of the Week
By Sean Greene Friday, April 5, 2013 - 12:00am
VIDEO: Interview with Aaron Coates
Glasgow High School pitcher Aaron Coates is this week's WDEL Male High School Athlete of the Week.
The left-hander threw the first no-hitter in Glasgow history during a season-opening 9-1 victory over Howard.
Aaron says he could feel in the pre-game bullpen session it might be a good day for him.
"I got warmed up and it felt live, everything felt good. I got out there and it was just throwing strikes and dealing."
While he started hot, Aaron said he needed support to get through the sometimes long 7 innings.
"It was tough, it was getting there while tired, it wasn't me that did that, it was my team that backed me up the whole time."
Aaron says he doesn't have a singular pitching role model, but says he learns a lot from watching the Big 3 of Cole Hamels, Roy Halladay, and Cliff Lee in Philadelphia.
"You figure out what they do different than you do, then you try it and see that it works. There's tons of little things you can pick up from tons of people that can help you."
The sophomore says he really enjoys his Spanish class at Glasgow.
"It's always good to have different cultural backgrounds to be able to express how you feel in other ways."
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