Baseball is unique because it's a journey to get where you want to be.
Whether that's being successful in high school, reaching the college level, or maybe the minors and even one day, the majors.
Mike Evans has a lifetime of baseball experiences to pull from for daily lessons at St. Pius X. The third-year baseball coach of the Panthers passes on his biggest lesson from the game – perseverance.
Emily Dear is a natural.
As an only child, she was raised around sports with all of her boy cousins.
"I really only played softball growing up because all of my cousins played baseball," Dear said. "So, growing up around that, I knew early that softball was what I wanted to do."
It was the right path and it didn't take her, or college programs, long to figure out that she was pretty good.