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Featured Athlete: Jack Kelly

Passing a ball to the pitcher, senior Jack Kelly enters his final season playing baseball as a Redhawk. Building bonds with teammates is a big part of what being on the team means to the catcher.

Passing a ball to the pitcher, senior Jack Kelly enters his final season playing baseball as a Redhawk. Building bonds with teammates is a big part of what being on the team means to the catcher.

Courtesy of Jack Kelly

Passing a ball to the pitcher, senior Jack Kelly enters his final season playing baseball as a Redhawk. Building bonds with teammates is a big part of what being on the team means to the catcher.

Courtesy of Jack Kelly

Courtesy of Jack Kelly

Passing a ball to the pitcher, senior Jack Kelly enters his final season playing baseball as a Redhawk. Building bonds with teammates is a big part of what being on the team means to the catcher.

Grade: 12 | Sport: Baseball

Wingspan: What inspired you to start baseball?

Kelly: “What inspired me to start playing was because my mom watched it growing up and always talked about her favorite players.”

Wingspan: What keeps you motivated to stay in the sport?

Kelly: “Wanting to win and compete is what keeps me motivated to keep playing everyday.”

Wingspan: What is the most difficult thing about baseball?

Kelly: “The most difficult thing is staying confident while hitting.”

Wingspan: What is the biggest benefit of being in the sport?

Kelly: “Creating a bond with my team is one of the many benefits of playing.”

Wingspan: What’s it’s like being on the team?

Kelly: “Having a group of people who have you back.”

Wingspan: What pumps you up/motivates you before a game?

Kelly: “Listening to music and jumping around usually gets me ready and pumps me up.”

Wingspan: What is your pregame ritual?

Kelly: “Rubbing my coach’s bald heads is something I do before every game.”