Personal Statement Baseball found me when I graduated elementary school. I had always grown up playing football since I was seven years old. Justin Holder, one of my close friends, has a brother who pitches for the New York Yankees (Jonathan Holder). They are the main ones that got me into playing baseball due to me being left handed. My junior high experience with baseball seemed fun, and all my coaches see potential in me. I do as well. My strengths include being physically in shape, throwing change-ups, and throwing fastballs. My main weakness is lack of experience with the game itself and lacking confidence. I have been learning the game and I work extremely hard to improve each week. Currently as a freshman, I love how our team is forming. We have great leaders and role models. I wish to be just that. Baseball has changed the way I think of effort and dedication. Baseball is one of my passions and I would be blessed to get accepted to a college to play the game that I love.
My academics in high school are above average. I strive to get a 4.0 GPA. I have developed great study habits to make sure I get good grades. Baseball gets my mind off of stress and helps me focus on what I want to do in my life. My main goal for college is to get the best grades I can and major in something I am interested in. I will do my best and strive to reach my full potential. I do not want to be one of those athletes that gets through high school barely passing. I want to have all A's. When I began to play baseball at 12 years old I heard people making comments that would try make me quit baseball. I did not listen to them and kept working hard. I will not give up. I realize I have a lot of work to do and I am up to the challenge. I hope to find a college that will provide me a great education and mold me into a better person.