I like to keep it simple. I trust the process of my trainers and coaches. The goal is to work smart. I have to give credit to the excellence and hard work of many people for my success: Nicole Gabriel and Carl Kochan for my strength training, Sir Hensley “Bam Bam” Meulens for my hitting and Chad Chop for all around pushing me to strive for more. Everything I do for the game of baseball brings me so much joy. I am grateful I have the opportunity to do what I love.
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