|Club||Nick Heitz||Texas Stix Baseball Club||Grapevine||TX|
|High School||Steve Stone|
|Secondary Positions||1B, 3B, R, C|
|Stance||Throwing arm||Vertical jump||Bench Press (max)|
Top Velocity from OF: 93mph (Nov 11 2018 - The Complete Showcase in Allen, TX)
Top Exit Velocity: 99mph (Nov 10 2018 at Stix Scout Day at Dallas Baptist, see VTool IG)
Fastest 60: 6.7 seconds (Spring 2018 at Stix Scout Day at TCU)
Top FB: 87mph (PG Summer 2018 at Lakepoint, GA)
I am a multi-sport athlete that has focused on baseball. Since I was 4, I have played baseball and soccer and started playing basketball at 6 and then football at 8. I played all 4 sports until 8th grade and even ran track in middle school. I threw the shot put and ran on the sprint relay team and the 200. I finished 2 place in shot put in the district championship.
In January 2016 I broke my ankle in 5 places while playing basketball. This was during 8th grade. That was the toughest part of my life. But I made it through all of the pain from the injury and the pain of not getting to play all of the sports. After 10 days of waiting for swelling to go down, I had surgery at Scottish Rite. Everything is back to 100% by the way even though I think I will increase my speed from what it is now. But those were the hardest 10 days of my life.
Good things came out of that injury. I learned about myself and how I can handle set backs and adversity. I worked very hard to recover. The coaches at my middle school saw my determination and actually chose me for the Top Achiever Award for Off Season at the end of my 8th grade year. Also, my first baseball game back was on Mother's Day in May and I hit a home run on my first official at bat. Up to that point, I never missed a practice, even when I was in my wheel chair, on crutches and in my boot. I took ground balls as soon as the doctor allowed me to. And I continued to hit in the cage as soon as I could put weight on my foot. I was determined and I think it paid off.
I decided to not play football in 9th grade primarily due to this ankle injury, but I always loved playing 7 on 7. I like having the ball in my hands.
If I ever served in the military, I would go to the Marines. I think they are the toughest dudes. I see myself that way and want to be there for my brothers when they need me. I am strong minded and am willing to work for what I want in life. I want to play baseball after college. I try to eat right and treat my body well. But of all of these things, I have learned to be respectful of my coaches and I try my best to be a good student and teammate. I don't mind pressure because I have been under a lot of it in sports and in life. I am a high achiever and want to demonstrate that to anyone who will give me that opportunity.
Positions played: Any Outfield, 3rd base, Pitcher, Catcher, 1st base. I have played middle infield also. I grew up playing Catcher, 3rd base and Pitcher. I loved playing football during middle school and was MLB, running back, kicker, punter and returned kicks and punts. I also enjoy playing basketball.
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