|Secondary Positions||1B, 2B, 3B|
|Stance||Throwing arm||Vertical jump||Bench Press (max)|
2nd Team All Area (Junior Year)
2019 Fall OK OSSAA Varsity District Champs, Lost in 2nd round of Regionals to Fletcher
Harold Suriel - Private baseball development /catching/strength and training coach
Consistent Pop Time: 2.13 (10/21/18 Tryout)
Hitting Strengths: Gap to Gap power
In addition to loving to play baseball, I feel the game is part of who I am. Participating in a sport helps to keep me centered, continue developing both leadership/following skills and continue to stay healthy and fit. I believe I would be an asset, as I have a great deal to offer both on and off the field to any program.
I play an active role in leading both my High school and Travel ball teams. I am a strong, very observant young man who respects the game as well as my teammates. I have a great deal of zest for life and show passion for all things. I excelled in Speech and Debate and paved the way in a specific type of presentation we had never entered previously. I have co-organized our previously non-existent student pep section for our fall 2018-2019 Basketball.
I am dedicated to my health. I typically eat a well-balanced diet coupled with a very dedicated workout program. For example, during the current off-seasons (we play both fall/spring school ball) in addition to the regular school program, I have been completing a catcher's dedicated 16 week workout. It is very intense. I am able to accomplish this in addition to, weekly batting session, travel ball practice, excelling at high school and the college courses I am concurrently enrolled. I am the true definition of "Student" and "Athlete."
Since the Spring of 2016, I have volunteered with A League Of Our Own. With this charity, I get to spend time with special needs children playing sports. We help them participate in "A League Of Their Own." This is a rewarding experience, as it allows me to give back by helping others, who would typically never have a chance, feel the same enjoyment I feel for baseball. It also is a reminder of how blessed I am to be physically and mentally capable of being a strong "student athlete."
I also do volunteer time with Altus Christian Fellowship. We spend time preparing food bags, coordination of handing out food to the needy and helping them on occasion get it to their homes. On some occasions these food bags have include food items to allow their families to have special holiday meals. These experiences are humbling as you see how many people are without food and hear stories of individual struggles to get this small donation. What seems like a small amount of food to me, means the world to those we are serving.
In addition to helping those with special needs and the needy, I also mentor younger baseball players on and off the field. I provide private training to improve their confidence and skills on and off the field. I also work to build selfworth and morale among the junior high age boys as I encourage them to work hard on the classroom side of their skills so they understand that as an athlete your grades are just as important to your future.