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Get to know St. Joseph HS baseball player, Baldwin Wallace commit Carson Collins
Carson Collins on signing day with his parents, Tim and Michelle. Carson will attend Baldwin Wallace University in the fall. (Courtesy: Lindsay Conner) 

Get to know St. Joseph HS baseball player, Baldwin Wallace commit Carson Collins

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Meet Carson Collins, a senior on Saint Joseph High School’s Varsity Baseball team. Carson has been with the team all four years while also playing for the Teddy Ballgame Tigers 17u Premier travel team. He has big goals for this season, and hopes to see his team gets wins in both the sectional and state championships.

“Personally I just want to contribute to the team in any way I can this season,” he says.

Having played baseball since he was 4 years old, Carson enjoys the camaraderie of his team, whether it’s tossing a football before practice or golfing with some teammates. He also appreciates the personal growth that comes from playing team sports.

“Because I only play one sport, the biggest challenge for me is to continue to stay focused throughout the entire season, especially in the offseason when there aren’t games to look forward to,” he says. “Having teammates to work with every day helps me stay focused and committed to getting better.”

But baseball isn’t about perfection, and Carson admits that errors will happen. “I’ve made too many mistakes to count on the field, but the most important thing is learning from them so you don’t make them again,” he says. “I love baseball because of how simple, yet complex, it can be. The game itself is easy, but there are so many factors that go into the game itself that make it difficult.”

Being a member of a team has taught him to treat everyone with respect, regardless of their age. “As a freshman, it can be scary to go into your first high school season. So treating the younger guys as I’d treat the older guys is important to me.”

As he has grown in the sport, Carson has picked up some great advice from coaches and mentors. “Do something today that your future self will thank you for. And always play as hard as you can, because you never know who’s watching.” He has high hopes for the next step in his academic and athletic journey: Carson plans to play baseball at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio in the fall.

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