You may recognize Russellville (Ark.) softball pitcher Andrea Kindrick for her fireball skills on the diamond – she helped lead the Cyclones (20-7) to the Class 6A state championship this past season. What you likely don’t know is that Kindrick loves music. She welcomes these five songs on her playlist.
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Kindrick: This was my walk-up song this past season. The lyrics relate to everything. “Don’t back down; “don’t give up”. It helped me really focus. There’s always someone out there working, and if you’re not, that person will beat you. You have to prepare. Your work ethic has to be good. The song helps me think about how hard I have to work.
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Kindrick: This song helps get my mind off the game. I think my friends and family. Softball is more than the sport itself. It’s about having relationships and seeing different parts of peoples’ character.
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Kindrick: This song gives me a different perspective. Money and fame don’t define a person. Someone could be an incredible athlete and have all the talent in the world, but is that really what you want to define yourself? I want to more than a good softball player. I want to be someone people look up to. I want to be a positive influence.
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Kindrick: I like the rhythm and beat – it just flows. It gets my mind off the workout, and I think about the music. It helps be get through.
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Kindrick: He’s a really big Christian. He tries to set a good example, and that’s really big with me – to try to be a positive influence. I like how he keeps his music clean.