Preseason Q&As: Ballantine, Jusick, Lamb
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Feb. 3, 2014

The 2014 Michigan baseball season is right around the corner. Before the first pitch on Friday, Feb. 14, at Texas State, MGoBlue.com will give you an inside look at Team 148 with our player Q&As. The seventh installment features senior Ben Ballantine, junior Kyle Jusick and freshman Jackson Lamb.

Ben Ballantine Ben Ballantine, RHP/OF
RS Senior
Napa, Calif.

After my baseball career I would like to ... Travel the world.
My favorite athlete growing up was ...
Michael Jordan
Most impressive person I have ever met ...
Jim Abbott
Person in history I'd most like to meet ...
My grandfather
If I played another sport, it would be ...
Football
My advice for kids ... When a restaurant tells you they're out of lemonade, don't ask for an Arnold Palmer.
The sport I play the worst ... Tennis
Worst habit ...
Not paying the parking meter.
Favorite MLB team ... Detroit Tigers
Favorite cartoon/TV show growing up ...
Jimmy Neutron
Favorite TV channel ...
ESPN
Favorite book ...
American Sniper
Favorite movie ...
Forrest Gump
Favorite actor or actress ...
Denzel Washington
Favorite video game ... Mario Kart
Favorite food ... A medium-well rib-eye smothered in melted blue cheese.
One word to describe Erik Bakich ... Driven
The fastest guy on the team is ... Alex Lakatos
The strongest player on the team ... Kevin White
One thing people don’t know about me is ... Que puedo hablar Español con fluidez.
If I had one wish it would be to ... Be left-handed.
One think I want to accomplish at Michigan is ... Win a Big Ten championship and leave with some weight on my finger.

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Kyle Jusick Kyle Jusick, LHP/UT
Junior
Portage, Mich.

After my baseball career I would like to ... I would like to have a career in sports marketing.
My favorite athlete growing up was ...
Tom Brady
Most impressive person I have ever met ...
Jim Abbott
Person in history I'd most like to meet ...
George Washington
If I played another sport, it would be ...
Football
My advice for kids is ...
Hard work will pay off.
The sport I play the worst ... Golf
Worst habit ... Biting my fingers
Favorite MLB team ...
Detroit Tigers
Favorite cartoon/TV show growing up ...
Rocket Power
Favorite TV channel ... ESPN
Favorite book ...
Lone Survivor
Favorite movie ...
Now You See Me
Favorite actor or actress ...
Bradley Cooper
Favorite video game ... NCAA Football '14
Favorite food ... Chicken alfredo
One word to describe Erik Bakich ... Determined
The fastest guy on the team is ... Alex Lakatos
The strongest player on the team ... Kevin White
One thing people don’t know about me is ...
I think Peyton Manning is overrated.
If I had one wish it would be to ... Meet Tom Brady.
One think I want to accomplish at Michigan is ... Win a ring and get a degree.

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Jackson Lamb Jackson Lamb, OF/RHP
Freshman
Temperance, Mich.

After my baseball career I would like to ... Have a successful job and raise a family.
My favorite athlete growing up was ...
LeBron James
Most impressive person I have ever met ...
Muhammed Ali
Person in history I'd most like to meet ...
Babe Ruth
If I played another sport, it would be ... Basketball
My advice for kids is ...
Time goes fast. Live in the moment.
The sport I play the worst ...
Bowling
Worst habit ... Nail biting
Favorite MLB team ...
Detroit Tigers
Favorite cartoon/TV show growing up ...
King of Queens
Favorite TV channel ...
TBS
Favorite book ...
Life of Pi
Favorite movie ...
Lone Survivor
Favorite actor or actress ... Christian Bale
Favorite video game ... NCAA Basketball '10
Favorite food ... Lasagna
One word to describe Erik Bakich ... Intense
The fastest guy on the team is ... Alex Lakatos
The strongest player on the team ... Kevin White
One thing people don’t know about me is ... I was born was a cleft lip and palate.
If I had one wish it would be to ... Control time.
One think I want to accomplish at Michigan is ... Championships.

Previous Q&As
Zott, Glines, Romano (Jan. 30)
Winger, Cronenworth, Gutierrez (Jan. 27)
Martin, Eaton, Miller (Jan. 23)
Wysocki, Balicki, Lozer (Jan. 20)
Lakatos, Sexton, Slater (Jan. 16)
Jacobson, Bourque, Shook (Jan. 13)


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