Becoming the second hitter in the lineup for my travel team, although I'm the smallest kid on the team, is one of my biggest accomplishments so far. I now have a guiding force to push me, so that I never drop in the lineup. I thrive off of this type of pressure and it helps me work even harder. I realize that since I'm on the smaller side I have to work harder for things that come easier for my bigger, stronger, faster teammates. I work on my baseball every single day, all year round... hitting, long-tossing, lifting weights, running sprints, skipping rope, fielding ground balls and doing my catching drills. This work ethic will pay off down the road.
Throughout my baseball career, I've been able to play for a high-level travel team, which has given me all the opportunities that I need. I have learned to respect coaches and teammates and work hard on and off the field. I hope that as soon as I hit a growth-spurt all the things that I needed to work hard for become easier for me. Although I am on the smaller side, I have been able to improve some of my talents, such as quick hands both hitting and fielding. Throughout my time playing I have been able to be a coach on the field. When I catch, I call all of my own pitches and fully understand every situation I'm in. Also, when I am at the plate, I am always looking to help my team by bunting, hitting behind the runner, getting a run in from 3rd with less than two outs or coming up with a timely, 2 out RBI hit. My goal is to play college baseball at a school where I can succeed in both sports and in school. I feel as though once I am given the opportunity to play in a good program, I will be able to use the opportunities given to improve myself and the team.