Just this past year, in my freshman year of high school, starting and playing 3rd base in a must win regional's game that would send us to the state playoffs, and going 3-3 with the game winning unassisted double play, has been the highlight of my career. However, I feel the most I've grown as a student-athlete, has been growing up around older guys these last 3 years, and getting a head start on facing college level competition. It has helped me mature a lot, on and off the field. I've been interested in baseball ever since I was 5, and I thank my parents for providing me every year to continue playing.
My dad had always had a dream of building a shop in our backyard, that would include a full baseball cage, and workout area. This idea was inspired by a local major league player in our area, named Reese McGuire. He went to Kentwood high school, and was drafted 13th overall in the 2013 MLB draft, and yes, he had himself a hitting facility in his backyard too. My dad built our shop about 2 years ago, and it includes a full sized batting cage with a workout space for my lifts. I knew I was into baseball when I was 9, when I played for my first summer ball team called "Rock Creek", in Ravensdale, Washington. I've learned through baseball that everything in life is going to take one step at a time, that's why it takes the determination to practice baseball everyday, which I have got into a habit of. My academic goal in high school is to remain a 3.8 GPA or higher, and go to college and get a degree in engineering. One unique skill about me that I have been told by many coaches, is that I'm quick to knowing new information, and I make good adjustments.