Hello my name is Logan Forney I am from a small town in the White Mountains of Arizona, with my mom, dad and three younger brothers. Before moving to Show Low, my dad was active duty ARMY, so our family moved around a lot. My dad deployed 3 times during his time in the military so most of my younger years were spent on military bases learning how to adjust to new situations and environments around me. When my dad retired from the ARMY my family moved to Show Low, which was my first time to experience what you would call a normal life. I was able to make friends and find my love for baseball.
When I was five I started playing football and I always thought football was my first and only love because at the the time it was the only constant in my life everywhere our family moved to there was always a football program for me to be involved in every year and it was a fast paced sport to keep me moving and going. My dad always told me why don't you try out for baseball and I would always say "no its not for me", my dad was a baseball player growing up so his love for baseball runs deep. He says baseball is his sport. When we moved to Show Low of course I joined the first football team I could, as expected being the new kid I had to prove myself to my teammates and coaches as I had done every year before when we moved from base to base. The team I played for had been playing together since they were in Kindergarten, and were full of athletes. I went on to prove myself and make friends with the kids on the team. I played with that team from my 5th grade year until my 8th grade year and we went undefeafted every year. The first year playing with them they told me I should play little leagues baseball in the Spring, so of course I did, even though I knew baseball wasn't my thing. I remember going to my first practice dreading it thinking baseball is going to be so boring because its such a slow sport, but I got to spend time with my friends playing sports. I remember my first game I just felt natural on that field something felt right. I went on to make the all-stars team my first year playing baseball. So from that point on my love for baseball began to grow. I continued playing football for the next few seasons but I looked forward to baseball season every spring. My 8th grade year our small town got a club baseball team and I went to tryouts nervous, the good kind of nervous knowing I had to work for a position on the team and I gave 100% because making this team was my goal. I made the team and realized this is the sport I love. This is my second year on the team and my freshman year in high school. I decided not to play football this year and focus on the game I love.
Despite being part of a winning football team and playing the sport since I could remember, football became my second love. When I am on a baseball field I love the emotions that I feel when you cannot see the outcome of the game. The constant thinking of what might happen next, the ups and downs, and fighting for the win. Baseball is a game of defeat and the feeling of defeat and what I need to do to overcome defeat is what drives me. I love winning but I also love knowing that I can leave that last play on the field and adjust as the game goes on. The mental challenge of baseball is what makes me who I am off the field. I have learned what is means to be humble, understand that we are all feeling those emotions on the field.
Playing baseball teaches me something new about myself every time I step on the field whether I am at practice or in a game. I am driven to reach my goals and become the best student-athlete I can be.