NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BVM) — Every family has their unique holiday traditions. For the Law family, it is their annual Thanksgiving wiffle ball game. But it’s more competitive than you might think.
“That’s all we’ve known growing up,” Cade said. “We love competing. Our relationship has pushed us each to get better. We’re just looking to get better all the time.”
With their dad playing college baseball and their mom playing sports in high school, it was only natural that Cade and Crews would follow their footsteps.
“All the pictures I’ve ever seen of me as a baby, I’m holding a football or I’m holding a bat,” Cade said. “I don’t know if that was intentional or if mom and dad had hopes that would happen, but it definitely worked.”
Whether there was intent or not, everything came to fruition for the Law brothers as they both are on the path to being collegiate athletes.
Cade has been the starting quarterback for the football team and the starting catcher for the baseball team at CPA, while Crews is a catalyst on the gridiron as a running back and linebacker.
For the past two seasons, the Laws have gotten to experience what it is like to be teammates with one another.
“Just being able to be in the same locker room, running out onto the field together, or celebrating with each other when someone does something good,” Crews said. “It’s different when it’s you and your brother instead of you and your friends.”
There was plenty to celebrate as the Law brothers helped CPA to a state championship title in 2020 and another state championship game appearance in 2021. But now with football over, Cade can strictly focus on baseball and his future with the Commodores.
“Growing up, I was a Vanderbilt baseball fan,” Cade said. “There’s not a better coaching staff in the country. They teach the mental game so well. People choose to go to Vanderbilt for a great education, to get drafted and to play in the major leagues.”
With Cade already having gone through the recruiting process, Crews has someone to lean on as he looks to find the school that fits him best.
“When I’m communicating with coaches, talking with Cade about what I should say helps a ton,” Crews said. “He’s shown me what I should look for in a school. He’s making sure I soak everything in.”
While their futures may be in two different sports, having the typical brother relationship has certainly strengthened their mindset over the years.
“We grew up fighting a lot, always pushing each other’s buttons and pushing each other to the limit,” Cade said. “With me being bigger than him when we were young, it kind of gave him that edge of, ‘I’ll do whatever it takes to win.’ I feel like he’s brought that with him now that he’s a lot bigger than most people.”
Now with both brothers standing at 6-foot-1, 205 pounds, Cade cannot take advantage of Crews as much as he used to, making their annual wiffle ball game a little bit more interesting.