Class 5A-6A All-Metro baseball player of the year: Hayden White

Class 5A-6A All-Metro baseball player of the year: Hayden White

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Class 5A-6A All-Metro baseball player of the year: Hayden White

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How good was season?

I had a pretty good season. I hit around .432 and I had a late start with a broken hand. After that, I got back on track.

Broken hand?

I was playing a video game and I punched a chair. It was a lesson learned. I won’t do it again, for sure.

How long were you out?

I think I missed 10 games. I got the cast off, and two days later I played a doubleheader and had a pretty good day. I was glad to be back.

Video game details?

It was NBA 2K13. I was playing somebody online. The whole game just wasn’t going my way. It shouldn’t have happened, and it won’t happen again. That’s for sure.

Video games since?

I haven’t played any. I have better things to do. If I want to go as far as I want in baseball, I have to cut off stuff like that.

Summertime?

I play with a team out of Oxford, Ala., the Excel Blue Wave. We travel across the Southeast and play in big tournaments, play at colleges and stuff. It’s going really well. I enjoy that team a lot. It’s a bunch of guys from north Alabama and the Birmingham area. I played with them last year and decided to do it again. We have a great time and we play hard. It’s good baseball.

Pitch-calling prowess?

Coach Colvin and I went back and forth. One game, I’d call them and another game, he would. Big games, he liked to do it. If I had something to say, he’d definitely put my word in. If he liked it, he’d go with it. It was back and forth.

Senior hopes?

I definitely want to put up the numbers, for sure, and just leave my mark there at Prattville. I’m just excited about this year, but I definitely want to go to the next level. Hopefully, I can go play Division I college baseball like I’ve always dreamed of.

Besides baseball, school?

There really isn’t anything. Friday nights, I might go hang out with a few friends. If not, I’ll be in the cages hitting with my dad (Danny) and my brother. They and my mom (Christy) helped me get to where I am today. They’re a big part of my life.

— A. Stacy Long


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