Freeport senior baseball player Ben Swords is our OSF St. Anthony's Athlete of the Week. Swords has the Pretzels contending for a NIC-10 title for the first time in almost 20 years.
Swords has a lot of Pretzel pride.
"I love my team so much and I can't thank them enough for making me the player I am today," Swords said.
Freeport is meeting Swords' high expectations for this season. The Pretzels are tied with Boylan at the top of the NIC-10 standings with just a few games remaining in the regular season.