Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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March 6, 2014

A start of a lifetime

Hunt holds his own against the Red Sox

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“It was an amazing experience, throwing to all of those guys, some of whom I’ve rooted for my whole life,” Hunt said. “It really was cool, something I’ll never forget.”

A big commitment in Div. 1

Andover’s Dustin Hunt has received a quick lesson in commitment the last few months. It came with his baseball scholarship to Northeastern University in Boston.

Hunt said he has never been committed to anything like he is with college ball.

He has gained 18 pounds, most of it muscle, and added a few miles per hour on his fastball, which was close to 90 mph last spring.

“It’s a lot of work,” Hunt said. “It was a lot of early mornings in the weight room.

“You give something up in college to be a Division 1 athlete. You do your schoolwork and you prepare for baseball. You lose a little bit of social life. But I love it.”

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