Baseball has played an important role in my life. It has taught me life lessons in teamwork, leadership, building on achievements, learning from failure, and the effort it takes to become a better athlete. These lessons carry over into my football and wrestling seasons. I have been taking lessons from an instructor since 7th grade and continue to see progression each season by competing and having success in increasingly more competitive leagues. A consistent comment made by my coaches throughout the years is that I am a very coachable player. I recently included Blast Motion metrics to help analyze and adjust my swing and will be utilizing Diamond Kinetics for pitching in the off-season. I review game film to find areas to improve upon and reinforce good techniques. The use of this technology has played a part in my desire to study computer science in college.
In 2019, our varsity baseball team won districts and were regional finalists that lost to the team that would end up winning the State Championship. One of my favorite moments was hitting a 2 RBI single to drive in the winning run in our district title game. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to play an impactful role as a freshman to help our team win. Our team goal for next 2 years is to make it farther in the State Tournament and my personal goal is to continue to improve my abilities and be a major contributor to achieving our team goal. I love the game and enjoy visiting Major/Minor League and Collegiate stadiums on our Spring Breaks. I know it takes substantial effort to play at the next level, so I work out regularly in our converted pole barn that has batting cages, turf, a pitching machine, and weight training equipment. Thank you for your time.