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Athlete Spotlight: Nicholas Salcedo

Posted: June 19, 2012 - 5:52pm  |  Updated: June 20, 2012 - 1:43pm

SPORT: Baseball

POSITION: Catcher

AGE: 9

GRADE: Fourth

SCHOOL: Hammond Hill Elementary

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE BASEBALL? My friends were playing and I liked to throw the ball. I started at age 4.

WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING TO DO IN BASEBALL? Walk off the field at the end of the season.

STANDOUT MOMENT: My first home run at age 7

STRENGTHS: Catching. I like to get people out at home plate.

IMPROVEMENT GOAL FOR THE SEASON: Stopping more wild pitches

WORST INJURY: Busted lip. It was a pop fly and it hit the top of my glove during a warmup this year.

TRAINING ROUTINE: Play baseball with my dad

OTHER SPORTS: Hunting and fishing

SPORT YOU WOULD LIKE TO TRY: Football

FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: Chipper Jones, he's better because he's played longer.

WHY IS BEING INVOLVED IN SPORTS IMPORTANT? Girls like boys who play sports

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