D9and10Sports.com is highlighting returning high school student-athletes this summer. The year in school listed next to the athlete’s name is the year the athlete is entering this fall.
LANE BAUER – JUNIOR – A-C VALLEY
Parents Names: Michelle and Dave Bauer
Sports Played: Baseball and Basketball
Siblings: Riley (18), Lexi (17)
Social Media Handles: None
2020-21 Highlights: Playing varsity ball with my brother and a great group of friends
College Athletics plan if applicable: I am going to finish getting my welding certification at Clarion Career Center. I’m not sure if I am going to college, but I wouldn’t complain if I had the opportunity to play baseball in college, if I attend.
Q&A With Lane Bauer
D9and10Sports: How did you first get involved in sports and did you like it?
A: When I was really young, I started playing baseball on local teams with my sister and brother. We all loved it. As we got older it became harder for my parents to get us to our practices and games because we were all going to different places but somehow we always made it.
D9and10Sports: Who has been your biggest influence in life and why?
A: My family friends and the coaches who taught me as a kid. Each helping me understand the game in a different way and pushing me to do my best.
D9and10Sports: What is your favorite high school sports memory?
A: I always make the best memories with my teammates and plan to keep making them. There’s one memory that I’m known for, when I was catching during the Union game, the batter hit the ball and made the last out of the game. We were all excited and I pick up his bat and say “I got your bat’’. After that game, the saying became an “inside” joke for the team. During the year-end baseball banquet, everyone on the team received a t-shirt. On the back of each shirt was the saying…”I got your bat!”. It was great.
D9and10Sports: What is your favorite social media platform and why?
D9and10Sports: What would someone who is meeting you for the first time be surprised to find out about you?
A: That Lexi is my twin sister, I’m loud, and I live on a farm. Coincidentally, Lexi was also the girls’ softball team catcher for the 2020-21 ACV softball season.
D9and10Sports: If there was one period in history you could go back to, what would it be and why?
A: I don’t want to go back, -I can’t wait to see what the future brings.
D9and10Sports: What will you tell your kids someday about living through the COVID-19 pandemic?
A: I would tell my kids that I was fortunate enough not to get the virus, but feel bad for who got it. Online school was not for me and I hope I never have to do that again but I got through it. My kids should be lucky that they hopefully don’t have to go through that because it was easily the worst thing in my life.
D9and10Sports: What is your ideal place to live? Country, City, Suburb and why?
A: I’d probably chose to be in the country and have a lot of land so I wouldn’t have to worry about any neighbors.
D9and10Sports: Is there anything you wish we would have asked you? If so, what is the answer?
A: I wish you would have asked me what my dream job would be (besides playing professional ball). My dream job is to be an astronaut… It would be so cool to experience living with no gravity.