Freshmen year of high school, after my coach told me I was going to get a chance to play varsity, is easily the highlight of my baseball career. I grew up in Texas, near Dallas, and have been playing baseball ever since I was 5. I have loved baseball since the first day I stepped on the field. However, I was never the best athlete on the field. I believe this made me grow as both an athlete and as a person off of the playing field. As soon as I was old enough to understand that the more work I put in, the more results I would get out, I would involve myself with as much baseball as I could. My love for baseball let me do this without ever getting tired of the sport. I think that this taught me the right work ethic and attitude that it would take to play baseball at the next level.
Playing baseball at a high level in Texas and playing high school ball in Minnesota has taught me a lot of important things in life. I believe the most important would be the value of team chemistry on the field. One of my teams in Texas, the Texas Spikes, was not only the best team I played on, but also, we played together as a unit, or brotherhood. All of us knew each other so well that, together as a team, we were nearly unbeatable. We won a state tournament, and there was rarely a weekend we were not playing for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd on Sunday. I am looking for a college that will tailor to this same atmosphere of not only having a team, but also having a group of brothers off the field. I believe that my strong work ethic, positive attitude, and my understanding of the value of teamwork gives me what it takes to play baseball on your team.