2003 - Appeared in five games as a freshman with three at bats ? Scored two runs and had one RBI.
High School ? Earned five varsity letters at Centaurus High: three in baseball and two in football ? Earned all-conference honors in football in 1999 and 2000 and in baseball in 2001 ? Named baseball team captain in both 2001 and ?02 ? 2002 baseball team reached the final four at the state meet, the highest ever finish by Centaurus ? Collected the game-tying RBI in 13 inning regional game win that got CHS to the final four ? Team also placed in the top eight in the state in 2001.
Personal ? Parents are Mark and Kathy Baker ? Plans to major in biology with a pre-med emphasis ? Hopes to become a physical therapist or doctor concentrating in sports medicine ? Centaurus High School Valedictorian and a member of the National Honor Society ? Lists biggest thrill in sports as winning the regional championship to move on to the final four in 2002 ? Lists favorite athlete as Ricky Henderson because ?he?s fast, plays the game like it should be played and is the greatest leadoff hitter to ever play the game? ? Past summer jobs include coaching T-ball for 4-6 year olds ? Lists one of his earliest baseball memories as playing home run derby in a friend?s backyard ? Names his parents as the people who most influenced his athletic career ?by not pressuring me to be anything I?m not, but giving me every chance possible to succeed.?