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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Connor Justus
by Ericka Birdsong
ebirdsong@neighbornewspapers.com
May 29, 2013 12:00 PM | 1571 views | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Connor Justus
Connor Justus
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The Cartersville baseball team swept North Hall in the final tournament series last weekend and is the new GHSA Class AAA State Champions.

Of the team’s players, one standout is Connor Justus.

As a senior, shortstop Justus helped lead the team to a 30-7 record, a region championship and a state championship and said, “It’s the best feeling in the world. Probably the best thing I’ve ever felt in my life.”

Justus is a four-year starter and according to head baseball coach Stuart Chester, he is a true baseball player.

“He’s played so much baseball, it’s like breathing. It’s just second nature to him,” said Chester.

Justus is the type of player that Chester said wants the ball when the game is on the line. Chester described him as having a lot of heart and competitiveness.

“You couldn’t draw up a better player,” he said.

This season, Justus said he is proud of his team and what they accomplished this year as they played a lot of tough teams to start the year.

“I love the way our team came together as one,” said Justus.

Since Justus began playing for Cartersville as a freshman, Chester said he has gotten better with each passing year.

“You think he can’t get any better then he does as a sophomore, then again as a junior and as a senior,” Chester said.

Justus signed a scholarship to play baseball at the college level for Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

“He has a great future ahead of him,” Chester said.
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