|Club||Steve Lockett||Bartlesville Bruins||Bartlesville||OK|
|High School||Anthony Towers|
|Stance||Throwing arm||Vertical jump||Bench Press (max)|
Varsity letter starter 3 years
Baseball scholarship to Highland Jr College 2012
Fastball 89 mph
Starting infielder & pitcher for the Colorado Springs Blue Sox (Rocky Mt College Summer Team - 2013)
Royce is a tall, athletic, very fast, 2-way player, as short-stop and pitcher. Can play any position well. Solid defender, excellent knowledge of baseball/strategies. Variety of pitches, FB mid 80's. High batting average, recently .393 with a very high on-base %. High stealing %. Usually bats 1st or 2nd in lineup due to speed/batting ability. Runs the 60 yard dash under 7 secs, recently clocked at 6.95. Has played on several traveling teams. Winning attitude, very competitive, does not give up
I have demonstrated leadership off the field by leading several school projects from inception to a successful completion. Leadship traits on the field are shown by supporting other teammates playing, and advising outfielders of the defensive strategies for a particular play. I make it a point to consistently analyze the opposition's pitching to come up with effective offensive strategies for myself and my teammates. Leadership in my community is accomplished through my church youth group service activites, Boy Scouts, as well as K-Life ministries events.
As a baseball student-athlete, I pursue "healthy athletic performance" in primarily 3 ways. First, having excellent basic skills is a absolute requirement in baseball. As an infielder, I focus on having quick movements, speed, good hands, and a strong arm. As a Pitcher, my goals are to throw strikes, have some movement and velocity, locate and posess a good repertoire of pitches. I mix it up, so there is always the element of surprise on my side. As a hitter, I have quick bat speed to meet the pitch and use the lower half of my body to drive the ball well.
Secondly, I make sure I am always in great physical shape. Having all the skill and talent in the world is great, but without the necessary strength, speed, and timing you will have a hard time getting anywhere, literally!
Lastly, it is critical to have a good attitude in baseball, as well as everything you do in life. The cliche, "attitude is everything" is so true! If you tell yourself you can do it, and maintain a positive attitude, your body follows, and your mind can actually lead your body to a possibly successful outcome. I try to visualize myself actually hitting the ball before I step up to the plate, because when I get my mind on board and in the right direction, my body usually follows. When people tell themselves that something cannot be done, their mind naturally shuts down causing them to have a poor attitude which invariably affects their performance. After all, our brains control our muscles, right?!
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Active in St Johns Church youth group
Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) volunteer
Boy Scouts - Star ranking
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