Youth Spotlight: Ashtin Gerberg, 5, Town Creek Elementary School

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Port City Daily highlights young athletes competing in a variety of sports to help showcase the talented youth across the Wilmington area. Each week, one youngster will be introduced to the local community for his or her efforts on and off the field, including some of his or her favorite things to do outside of sports and a list of what makes them who they area.

Ashtin Gerberg threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a New York Mets game this summer. Photo courtesy- Aaron Gerberg.
Ashtin Gerberg threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a New York Mets game this summer. (Photo courtesy of Aaron Gerberg).

This week our youth spotlight focuses on 5-year old Ashtin Gerberg. You might know Ashtin from his recent push to national fame thanks a viral YouTube video featuring him and his dad simulating a big league game in front of their Leland home.

His likeness to New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard eventually led to Gerberg throwing out the ceremonial first-pitch at Citi Field in New York City prior to a Mets game.

Ashtin is an avid baseball fan and beyond his years when it comes to his skill set on the ball field.

If you’d like to nominate your child, friend, student or relative for the weekly Youth Spotlight segment, contact Joe Cats at joe@localvoicemedia.com.

Name: Ashtin Gerberg

Age: 5

School: Town Creek Elementary School

Sports played: Baseball

Ashtin Gerberg takes part in an interview with New York's WNYW.
Ashtin Gerberg takes part in an interview with New York’s WNYW.

Favorite coach and why? My father. He taught me how to play baseball and has always been my coach. We have fun.

Favorite athlete: Noah Syndergaard and Yoenis Cespedes

Favorite sports team: Mets

Favorite sport to watch other than the one you play: Football

Favorite food:  Burgers and fries

Favorite school subject:  Gym and Music

Favorite teacher: Mr. Quinlann

Favorite TV show: Henry Danger

Favorite thing you like to do outside of sports: Go to Chuck E Cheese and the aquarium.

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