BASEBALL: Q&A with Adam Laskey, Haddon Heights – Cherry Hill Courier Post
Each week, baseball beat writer Kevin Minnick will discuss a variety of topics with players from the South Jersey baseball scene. This week he spoke with Haddon Heights senior pitcher Adam Laskey.
KM: What sold you on Duke University?
AL: I love the coaching staff and I felt really comfortable. Once I got on the campus, I knew it was the place for me. The academics are awesome and I really wanted to go south for school.
KM: What are your grades like?
AL: I have a 4.0 GPA, so I’ve worked hard, I really didn’t know if that would get me into a school like Duke, but I guess it paid off.
KM: What do you bring to the table as a pitcher?
AL: I bring the ability to throw three pitches for strikes at all times, I can locate and I feel I can go long in each start.
KM: What’s the best thing about high school baseball?
AL: Just being able to play with all of your friends. Summer baseball is great, but to play in front of your hometown and big crowds … There’s nothing better than that.
KM: what’s your favorite color?
KM: What’s your best memory of high school baseball to this point?
AL: Definitely winning South Jersey Group 1 last year. It was unreal playing in front of a huge crowd on our home field. The whole community was out.
KM: What kind of music do you listen to?
KM: Has baseball always been your sport?
AL: I played soccer as a freshman, but I broke my foot. I played basketball in middle school. But I decided it was in my best interests to take off from those sports. My parents were kind of against it, but I told them it was best for my development and it’s paid off.
KM: What would be your favorite meal?
AL: Definitely my dad’s steak. Steak and pasta.
KM: Is there a team out there you’d like to play?
AL: Gloucester Catholic. They’re a storied program.
KM: What would be a dream way to end your senior season?
AL: Winning a state championship. Haddon Heights has never won a state championship. Last year we came up a little short. It’s the one thing left.
KM: Who’s the funniest on the team?
AL: Definitely Josh Stein. He just always has a funny remark, constantly talking.
KM: If you could ask Mike Trout a question, what would it be?
AL: When he was this age, where did he honestly see his potential? Did he himself as the best player in baseball or just someone who didn’t know where he’d end up and just be a good player?
Kevin Minnick; (856) 486-2424; firstname.lastname@example.org