Although I have been playing competitive baseball since I was five years old, I feel my freshmen year was the point in my life when I decided I wanted to pursue baseball at the collegiate level and beyond. Having been one of the smallest kids on the team that year, I knew I had to work harder than everyone else. I had to run faster, bat harder and turn plays more than others to make me stand out. I trained for hours everyday, I ate healthy, exercised regularly, and I kept up my grades to stand out from the rest. By sophomore year, I hit my growth spurt, and I no longer was the smallest kid on the team but having had to face that adversity helped me stay focused on my goal and helped me develop discipline in everything I do. By sophomore year, I was already playing with the Varsity team and my coach knew he could always count on me.