TRESTON DESHIELDS: Overcoming doubt to accomplish more

Senior Treston Deshields has been playing baseball since he was about 4 years old. Deshields grew up watching baseball and never second guessed about playing. He originally never thought of himself as being a pitcher but when he was assigned that position at 9 even though he doubted himself, he fell in love with it. “I first started pitching as my main position when I was about 10.”

It taught Deshields how to not only be better at both positions but also develop strategies to be the best he can be at both positions. “When I’m pitching I try not to think so much and force myself to become more relaxed,” Deshields said. “But when I’m up to bat I get more hyped up.” He said that he is intimidating while playing both positions.  

There has been several times where he has felt demotivated and ready to throw in the towel. “I overcame these moments by reflecting back on everything baseball has taught me,” he said. “I just have to remember that you win some and you lose some.”

Although this is Deshield’s last year of playing high school baseball, he plans to go out with a bang. “I’m going to give my all in these last few games.” He plans on giving all his advice to the underclassmen players so they can use it for several seasons to come. “I have some tips that have helped me be a better player and that I’m more than happy to share to my teammates.”