Player of the Month - Andrew Johnson

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Dig In Baseball would like to congratulate 14U (Ballance) player Andrew Johnson for being the Organizational Player of the Month for the month of May 2017!


When asked about Andrew’s performance in the month of May, Coach Ballance said, “Andrew (aka ‘Big Kahuna’) has had a great start to the season. He has pitched in some big ball games for us and gives us a chance to win every time he gets the ball. That's what we ask out of our starting pitchers. He won two tournament MVP's out of our 3 tournament championships. He has been a huge contributor on offense and defense playing mostly outfield, even though he has practiced well at first base and we look forward to getting him some work there soon as well. Offensively he seems to always bat in the 1-5 spots, that we mix around sometimes based on match ups and overall players productions. Andrew has shown a consistent, strong desire to get better and be a great teammate. He embraces the education process and understands how important it is to his overall development as a well rounded human being in today's world. This is a great honor, and we are proud of his efforts.”


Andrew’s favorite part about playing for Dig In Baseball is the practices. He loves the fast pace the team works at and how it leaves little time for standing around.It is a great environment to play baseball in,” he says.


To keep in shape, Andrew plays basketball in the winter. The running and conditioning they do enables Andrew to play his hardest on the baseball field until the very last out. “In the late innings when everyone else is tired,” he says, “I will still be filled with energy.”


Since joining Dig In Baseball back in the Fall of 2016, Andrew says he has had a great experience. He has learned many new things that will contribute to his future in baseball. He notes that the competition this summer raises the intensity of the game and allows him to be well prepared for high school baseball. Andrew admires how knowledgeable and high energy Coach Ballance and Coach Frazier are and appreciates their competitive nature. He also enjoys the encouragement him and his teammates share, constantly pushing one another to do their best “no matter what the situation.”


Ultimately, Andrew’s goal is to play college baseball. For now, he and his team want to win tournaments and always put on a show wherever we go.”


Andrew had this to say to his parents: “I would like to thank my dad for always being my role model and coach. He has coached me ever since I was a little kid. I also want to thank my mom for being supportive and coming out to my games whenever she can.”


Congrats Andrew and keep up the hard work!