My first word was Chipper and I think you know who I am talking about. My whole childhood was spent at the ballpark either playing myself or chasing my older brother and sister. Of course I played recreation league, but from the years of 8-12, I was lucky to be a dugout helper for my older brother's summer team, which was coached by junior college coaches. At that point, I joined the organization and began playing and have played for those same coaches since. Baseball is part of who I am. I have been taught well by coaches who have had years of successful ball clubs. My coaches have reinforced a team first attitude, discipline, respect, hustle, character, and good work ethic. Playing baseball in college is the next step in my baseball career without a doubt. I look forward to the challenges at the next level. I want to see how good that I can be and what the next coach can teach me as well as what I can learn from new teammates. I know that I still have a lot of physical growth left in my body, and the more I learn about the game, the more I see there is to learn. The best is yet to come.