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Tri-City Voice Sports has named Newark Memorial Cougars junior shortstop, Cody Zimmerman, Male Athlete of the Month for his accomplishments throughout the month of April. Zimmerman has been a top gun on Newark's high-powered baseball team. He has helped lead the defending MVAL champion Cougars to a 9-0 league record with a .406 batting average, 5 homeruns, 18 RBIs, 23 runs and 11 doubles.
Following Newark's 16-0 thottling of Kennedy High School on Friday April 24 (in which Zimmerman went 2-2 with 2 doubles, a walk, 1 RBI and 3 runs scored), Cody told Tri-City Voice a little about himself.
TCV: Where do you plan on going to college?
CZ: I'm hoping to go Pac-Ten, that's my number one choice of schools overall. I'm looking at Cal, Stanford, maybe the University of Arizona.
TCV: What are you thinking of doing after school is done?
CZ: I'm going to take it [baseball] as long as I can - if everything works out, I'll go to the draft after college, if not, probably something in business.
TCV: Who are your heroes?
CZ: First and foremost, my heroes are my parents. My baseball hero? That's a tough one! Right now it's Tim Lincecum, because he's small, kind of like me. He gets after it in every game.
TCV: What do you like to do outside of baseball?
CZ: I like to play golf, paintball, hang out.
TCV: What?s your favorite school subject?
CZ: Lunch! Lunch or Science.
TCV: What's your favorite movie?
CZ: Pineapple Express.
TCV: Favorite food?
CZ: Chocolate chip cookies.
TCV: Favorite musician?
CZ: Lil Wayne.
TCV: What's in your iPod right now?
CZ: Right now my iPod is dead, but a little bit of everything - I like all genres.
TCV: What other sports outside of baseball (besides golf) are you into?
CZ: Just baseball - it's my best and only sport.