Student Spotlight is a regularly updated feature that highlights Baltimore County Public Schools students involved in a wide range of activities and programs. In this Student Spotlight, Ai-keem Brown, a Grade 6 student at Sparrows Point Middle School, discusses his interest in baseball. (To see more student spotlights, click here.)
When did you start playing baseball?
My first year was in 2011 for the Edgemere-Sparrows Point (ESP) Heat. I was six years old.
Why did you start playing baseball?
In the spring season, I had nothing to do. I wanted to be active, and the first thing I thought of was baseball.
How do you practice baseball?
Every baseball season, I practice pitching and hitting.
Which baseball teams have you played on?
I’ve played for the ESP Heat, the Orioles youth league, and the Mavericks. In 2014, I started playing for the West Inverness Cardinals.
What has been your biggest accomplishment in baseball so far?
I’ve helped my teammates on the West Inverness Cardinals win the recreation division championship two years in a row.
What’s the most challenging part of playing baseball?
The most challenging part of baseball is hitting a fastball that’s going 70 miles per hour.
What are the most rewarding parts of playing baseball?
The most rewarding parts are winning championships and receiving trophies that are almost as tall as me!
What advice do you have for other aspiring baseball players?
I’d tell them to work hard and have fun.
What are your hopes for this school year?
This year, I want to make a lot of new friends and be a role model for others. I also want to keep my grades up.
What are your hopes for the future?
I hope that I keep getting good grades and doing well in football, basketball, and all of the other sports I play.