|Club||John Bellamy||Cincinnati Flames||Cincinnati||OH|
|High School||Pat Roesel|
|Stance||Throwing arm||Vertical jump||Bench Press (max)|
2014 NKBCA 1st Team All-Star
87 mph from the OF, 90 mph tee exit velo (Chris Fuller Prep Baseball Report 513-919-8963) 2013
Batted .562 thru pool and championship play in 16u Nat'l Championships with 2 homers, 2 trips, and 2 doubles.
I developed my work ethic through wrestling. I finished 2nd at the Kentucky State tournament followed by a 3rd before winning the State title as a youth. I set my goals on baseball playing on the best teams in my region competing against the best teams in the nation. I now play for the Cincy Flames.
During the district tournament for my high school team we were facing a pitcher gunned in the 90's. Many of my teammates where nervous because of the game and the pitcher. He walked the 2nd batter in the 1st inning and gave me an opportunity batting from the 3 spot. I had a .535 OBP and was walked many times throughout the year but I was excited to be pitched to. I hit an opposite field home run to give us the lead. Later in the game the score was tied in the 6th and I hit a 2 run triple to secure the lead and the win. The Raiders as a team carried the momentum to the Regional tournament with me winning KY 9th region MVP honors as the Ryle Raiders moved on to the State tourney.
Using my skills off the field I developed a baseball enrichment program for a day care. The challenge was maintaining the children's interest at each individual age level. The program recieved rave reveiws bringing more clients to the day care. I also developed football and basketball workshops to compliment the baseball program.
Growing up as a wrestler, I truly understand what it means to eat healthy and maintain a strong work ethic. I still use this knowledge today through my nutrition plan for my work out. Trust me, practicing and working on baseball skills every day, going to the gym three times a week, and keeping up with three Honors classes is not easy, but when you have a desire to succeed, you realize your true capabilities.
This year, I participated in the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) spaghetti dinner, the New Haven Elementary School carnival, the Polar Plunge and the Ryle Craft show. At the FBLA spaghetti dinner, I worked the admissions booth and had the responsibility of handling money and generating sales for the school's athletic organizations. The New Haven carnival was a way for me to give back to my community and to be a positive role model to younger kids. Here, I worked miscellaneous jobs and helped where I could. The Polar Plunge is a fundraising event for the Special Olympics where participants, including myself, jump into a pool full of freezing water. On the other hand, the Ryle Craft Show is flooded with hundreds of artists trying to sell their work. At this event, I also did miscellaneous jobs, doing whatever I could to help.
We have our 1st tourney this weekend, Cincinnati Elite...
What a great tournament! Our defense was outstanding! We really played together as a team and picked each other up. I sac-flied, bunted for a single, hit behind runners, and hit with power. Batted...