Impact Baseball traveled to Wendell, North Carolina this afternoon for this edition of "Under The Gun" with Jake Lewis. Lewis is entering his sophomore season for the Pirates. Mr. Lewis has worked extremely hard this past offseason, in hopes to provide a spark for the pitching staff. The southpaw has high expectations and goals for his Cornith Holders baseball team this spring..
Name: Jake Lewis
High School: Corinth Holders High School
College Commitment: Uncommitted
What were the main parts of your game you focused on improve this past off-season?
I have worked extremely hard in the weight room in order to build up my strength and stamina, so I can go deep into ball games. I also worked extremely hard on my mechanics off the rubber.
What's the outlook for Corinth-Holders this coming year?
This year we are shooting to win the conference championship and get into the playoffs.
What should fans expect coming to watch you guys play?
Fan should expect a fast paced game with hopefully the Pirates coming out on top.
Who's Corinth-Holders biggest rival?
What are your personal goals for this year?
My personal goals this year are to improve off the mound from last year and really battle for my team. I have really worked hard in order to increase my game innings and velocity.
What's a typical day like for Jake Lewis?
I wake up, go lift weights for an hour and then head to school. After school I go to baseball from about 2:30-6:00 after baseball, I usually stay a little late to get my distance running in.
Being a pitcher, what's your mindset when you toe the rubber that day?
I always try to fill up the zone with all of my pitches and play my game. I don’t let the other team get in my head.
Watching you pitch last fall in Fort Myers, Florida you were very impressive coming in and getting the job done. What did you take away from that experience?
I came into the games in Fort Myers, Florida in some tight situations. I took away from that experience, that if you stay focused and determined you will get the job done.
Who's the best hitter you have faced up to this point of your career?
Sam Berman at CHHS, he can hit the gaps like nobody’s business!
Below, I am going to name some names. In one word describe them:
Cole Hart: Talented
E.P. Reese: Fast
John Creel: Mechanics
Darryl Johnson: Funny
Tyler Price: Leader
Trevor Newman: Crazy
Who's your favorite artist?
Who's your favorite MLB player?
Who's your favorite NBA player?
What's your favorite food?
What's your favorite television show?
If you weren't a baseball player, what sport would you be playing?
What's your favorite quote?
“I’ve failed over and over in my life. And that is why I succeed” -Michael Jordan
What's one fact most people don't know about Jake Lewis?
I came in top 20 at the 2012 2A Cross Country State Championships.
Impact Baseball would like to thank Jake Lewis for his "Under The Gun" interview. We would like to wish him and the Pirates the best of luck this spring...
Stay tuned, more exciting interviews here to come from Impact Baseball....