Hunter, 5-foot-10, 155 pounds, may be better suited as a center fielder on the next level. His speed and arm strength would allow him to cover serious real estate.
"He has the range and instincts to play a wonderful shortstop and outfield, but as a lefty on our club, we just need him at first base for the better of the team this year,'' Pettry said.
Hunter, who has no desire to participate in other sports, aspires to play on the collegiate level. As an honor student with advanced placement courses, he has priorities clearly set.
"I just love every aspect of the game of baseball. I love the mental side and the strategy of the game. I enjoy working on my game and getting better,'' Hunter said.
"My studies are my number one focus, then baseball.''
Wins have not come easy for the Tide. As of last week, Sherman has won just seven games. The Maroon and Gold is still playing a mostly Class AA schedule this season that includes three AAA clubs. Sherman has recently started as many as five freshmen.
Hunter has gone 6 for 12 versus AAA competition from the Mountain State Athletic Conference this season.
The Tide looks to line up a predominately Class A schedule for 2014. Regardless of who his team plays, Hunter is sure to be a hit if he keeps playing like this.