Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight: Wyatt Blaskowski, Amherst Baseball
By Jacob Heid
Wyatt is a two-sport athlete at Amherst High school, playing basketball in the winter and being a pitcher and infielder for baseball in the spring.
Blaskowski had his best season on the mound as a junior last year.
He had a perfect 9-0 record, with a 1.64 ERA and 63 strikeouts in nearly 52 innings.
On offense, Blaskowski batted .319 and drove in 22 runs throughout the season.
Here is more on the Amherst senior.
Do you have a nickname that friends or family call you?
“A name nickname that some of my friends on the baseball team call me is ‘Boomba.’ One of the seniors during the 2021 season, during the middle of an at-bat randomly shouted, “let’s go boomba,” from the dugout, and it stuck. While most of the younger players on the team do not know the name, when one of the upperclassmen shouts it out, it always gets a good laugh.”
What is your top goal for your senior season on the diamond?
“My top goal for the season is to help lead my team to another conference championship and continue that for the third straight year. Individually, I want to make an all-state team. But most of all, just enjoying this year with the team and helping push our team to be the best it can be.”
What is your go-to pregame meal?
“My go-to pregame meal has to be one of my mom’s sandwiches, a honeycrisp apple and a cool blue Gatorade. It seems to be a running joke, but I’m always the guy with a bag full of apples or something to share with the team on the bus before our games. The cool blue Gatorade is the best flavor to drink at any temperature, so pairing that with some water always gets me ready for a hot day.”
Where do you see yourself in five years?
“In five years, I see myself being done with college. Hopefully, having just finished a good career with the Marian University baseball team. I want to find my first job doing something in the forensic science field and explore where that can take me. Also, possibly take a trip to a new place before I start my life in the workforce. Preferably somewhere I can hunt or fish.”
Do you prefer a vacation on the beach or in a city?
“Between a city and a beach, I would choose a beach. I would probably spend a lot of time fishing and playing catch with a frisbee on the beach with some friends. I love being from a small town, and the city lifestyle is just not my favorite, but I would love to briefly see some of the big cities one day.”
If you had all the money in the world, what would you do with it?
“The first thing I would do with it is treat my family members to their dream travel destination. They could relax and have a good time while I spend some money on my friends and find charities to give back to. The first thing I would buy for myself would be a new truck or a nice fishing boat.”
What is your favorite tv show?
“My favorite tv show would have to be Quick Pitch. It’s a show that recaps every baseball game played the previous night and brings me up to date with everything happening in the baseball world. I do not watch much tv, but this would have to be a go-to if it’s on.”
What do you do in your free time when you aren’t playing sports?
“I spend a lot of time hunting. I have grown up in a hunting family, spending hundreds of hours in the woods throughout the year chasing different animals. I also enjoy disc golfing with my friends and the baseball team after a home game.”