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Dickinson State athlete of the week - Dylan Skabo

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Dylan Skabo, a senior on the Dickinson State baseball team, wrapped up his college sports career this past weekend in the final series of the season before the Blue Hawks baseball program is cut.

Skabo, a four-year starter at shortstop, went 4-for-11 on the weekend, scoring one run and driving in one RBI. The Blue Hawks lost two close games 4-3 and 3-0 on Saturday, April 28 against Presentation College (S.D.), before the Saints topped them 8-1 on Sunday.

On the season he had a .313 batting average and .406 slugging percentage.

He ends his college career with a four-year combined batting average of .335, and a fielding percentage of .905.

DP: How long have you been playing baseball?

DS: "Probably about ten years now."

DP: What is your favorite part about it?

DS: "Just being outside, being with friends and stuff and it's not a super intense sport it's more laidback."

DP: What are your thoughts on the program coming to an end?

DS: "It's really sad that Dickinson State baseball is coming to an end. I've always looked at Dickinson as kind of a baseball town and not having a collegiate program anymore is kind of sad."

DP: What are some of your favorite memories from this year or your time here?

DS: "I think my favorite memory from my baseball career was my freshman year when we made it to the championship game in the conference tournament. That was a lot of fun. My favorite memory of this year was our first conference win against Waldorf at home."

DP: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you choose?

DS: "Pizza."

DP: What was your walkup song?

DS: "This year it was Time by G-Eazy (and Skizzy Mars).

DP: Who is your celebrity crush?

DS: "Do I have to answer?"

DP: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you choose?

DS: "I'd say Europe. Maybe the Scandinavia area, like Norway."

DP: What has been your biggest inspiration to succeed?

DS: "My mom. I've always looked up to her."