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High school Athlete of the Week - Cody Maier

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Following his senior season at Dickinson High, Cody Maier will play baseball for Concordia - St. Paul. (Shelby Reardon / The Dickinson Press)2 / 3
Dickinson High senior Cody Maier went 4-for-8 in the home-opening doubleheader against Williston on Tuesday, April 2, at Dakota Community Bank & Trust Ballpark. (Shelby Reardon / The Dickinson Press)3 / 3

Cody Maier, a senior first baseman for the Dickinson High boys baseball team, batted .500 with a home run, two doubles, 10 RBIs, three walks and four runs scored during a four-game stretch in which the Midgets went 4-0 in that stretch. In the first game of a doubleheader against Watford City, Maier led Dickinson to a 21-0 victory, going 4-for-4 with a home run, a double, a walk, seven RBIs and three runs scored.

DP: What have been your keys to success this season?

CM: "My keys to success this season have been my approach at the plate and just preparing myself to be ready every single day."

DP: What are your goals for the rest of the season?

CM: "My goals for the rest of the season are to keep playing great as a team and finish high at WDA and go compete at state."

DP: How does it feel to have one more month left of high school?

CM: "It feels crazy that there's only a month left of high school baseball. It went super fast."

DP: When did you start playing baseball and what do you most like about it?

CM: "I think I started playing when I was nine years old and I just like how hard it can be. It's a challenge everyday to come out here and play (well)."

DP: Who is your funniest current or past teammate?

CM: "In the past, I'd have to say Tristen Brunk, as my funniest teammate."

DP: Who was your favorite athlete growing up?

CM: "I gotta say, right now my favorite athlete growing up is Javier Baez."

DP: What is the one thing you could eat for the rest of your life?

CM: "I could definitely eat turkey sandwiches forever."

DP: Snapchat or Instagram?

CM: "Instagram."

DP: Country Music or Hip Hop?

CM: "Hip Hop."

DP: When eating a meal, what is most satisfying: the first bite or last bite?

CM: "Definitely the first bite."

DP: Are you a good dancer or a bad dancer?

CM: "I'm a terrible dancer."

DP: Baseball or any other sport?

CM: "Baseball."

DP: What is your first sports memory?

CM: "My first sports memory is playing baseball."

DP: Who are your biggest inspirations to succeed?

CM: "My biggest inspirations are my parents and friends and family."

Patrick Bernadeau

Patrick Bernadeau is a sports reporter for the Dickinson Press. He can be reached at his office number (701) 456-1211 or email him at Joining the Dickinson Press in July 2017, he was previously a freelance sports writer for Treasure Coast Newspapers ( in Stuart, FL as well as carrying bylines from the Associated Press, Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, Florida Today and Naples Daily News. Prior to his move to Dickinson, he resided in Port St. Lucie, FL, earning a Bachelor's Degree from Florida Atlantic University. Patrick was born and raised in Brockton, Mass and is an avid Boston sports fan. Born to Haitian parents, Patrick's favorite meal is Griot with Banana Peze, Pikliz (Fried pork with smashed plaintains and a spicy vegetable relish) and a tall glass of Cherry Coke.

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