Andrew Bradshaw is a senior going into his fourth year in the Metea Baseball program. I was able to ask him a few questions regarding his baseball career.
What made you fall in love with the sport?
“That is a tough one. I have played baseball for most of my life starting with T-ball when I was four. I think one aspect I have always been drawn to is the team element. In baseball more than most sports, you cannot rely on one person to carry. You need guys one through nine to play a role in some way or another. “Also, I just do not think there are many better feelings in the world than pure contact off the bat so I think that is part of the fun.”
What is the greatest contributor to your success?
“I think work ethic has a lot to do with it. I have never been the most finesse player, but I try to give full effort whenever I am practicing.”
Do you have any plans of playing in college?
“At the moment, I am not pursuing playing baseball in college. I have a lot of other passions like music that I enjoy too much and college baseball would be another level of commitment that would take away from those things. Who knows though? Maybe I will be a walk-on.”
What is one piece of advice you would give to a younger player reading this?
“I would say a piece of advice for a younger player is two fold. One, work hard. Coaches notice, it builds trust, and you will be a better player because of it. Two, have fun. Baseball is so much fun, and if you are not having fun, you are doing it wrong. I spent three years trying to compete for a varsity spot and impress coaches, but I lost the fun in it all, and it is just not worth it anymore if you cannot have fun. So if you are an underclassmen, you should be working hard and have fun cause you will play better because of it.”