I was introduced to baseball as a 4-year-old when I played for the YMCA Hawks. So began my lifelong love affair with the game I still cherish today. Even now it is rare for a week to go by when I have not had multiple hitting sessions in the batting cages that my parents built for me in our backyard. I love to hit and play as much today as I did a dozen years ago.
Perhaps the toughest stretch of my life was when I was 12 years old, tore a hamstring and was unable to play in the Cooperstown, NY Tourney. Even today, I stretch and warm up vigorously before every game to lessen the likelihood of ever missing a game to injury again.
I love going to the lake to fish and BBQ. But for me the summertime was made for heading to the diamond and playing some baseball.
People often ask me two questions:
1) Would you rather play baseball or football after high school? My answer is that while I enjoy the game of football, my teammates and the hard-nosed competitiveness of the gridiron, Baseball has always been my athletic passion.
2) Where would you like to play baseball after high school? For me it's pretty simple. I'd like to attend a University which has a rich baseball tradition while getting a first-class education.
In closing, there is one last thing to know about me. I am a student of the game of baseball, and enjoy all its traditions and quirks which separate it from other sports. I would be honored to be able to continue playing baseball at the collegiate level, being part of a team which competes at the highest level.