I grew up in eastern North Carolina, we may not have an MLB team but there were plenty of minor league and college teams that my family would watch play baseball. My mom, dad and sister would vacation to watch MLB games and Spring training in Arizona and Florida. So, my love for baseball came naturally. My parents said that I was playing baseball as soon as I could walk. I tried football and basketball but there was no comparison to my love for baseball. I am right handed but growing up I would watch my sister Kelli practice golf in the yard and I would copy her so I starting hitting as a lefty. I thank her because that has been a huge advantage to my skills on the field. I was told by my hitting coach, Johnny Narron, that if I cannot accept some failure that I should walk away from baseball because baseball is a difficult sport with a lot of failure. Like all athletes I have had my ups and downs in my sport, but I put myself in the best position to achieve success. I believe my biggest strength is that when I do fail that I don't make excuses I work harder to overcome the obstacle. I do not take short cuts and do my best to always do the right thing on and off the field. I work hard to be a successful team player, if given the chance to help my team win, I will play any position or bat in any spot in the line-up. My goals after high school are the continue my baseball career at the collegiate level while earning a college degree. What makes me different is I work hard and even harder through criticism. I also bring a unique personality to the team and I am a leader. If given the opportunity to join a college team I would strive to do what it takes to improve my game and to support my teammates to reach their goals.