I recently conducted an interview with Chickasha Senior, Jake Womack. Womack will be heading to Connor State College in the fall, where he will begin a new chapter of his life.
Q: Growing up who did you admire the most? Why?
A: “Growing up, I admired my father the most. He worked for what we had. He also made sure that he never missed anything of mine not one practice or game that I can really think of. He pushed me to be the best I could be. I knew it was going to get me where I am.”
Q: What is your favorite baseball memory?
A: “I have had a lot of great memories in my four years. One of the things that sticks out in my mind is going 4-5 against Skiatook with a home run and 4 rbis in the win during the quarter finals.”
Q: How do you want your teammates to remember you?
A: “I want my teammates to remember me as not only a good player, but a good teammate, someone who works hard and is someone to look up to for the younger guys.”
Q: What is your normal routine before a baseball game?
A: “I hit three rounds in the cages. With the last one being about 5 balls hit solid. Then get dressed in the same order every day. Then walk out side do bands for my arm. Then get ready to go and get loose.”
Q: What is the best advice you were ever given? And by who?
A: “Rushing isn’t fast. Smooth is fast.” – Greg Newman
Q: What is one more thing you hope to accomplish while here at Chickasha?
A: “I want to win a ring. Just like every other kid. Every year we start the year with one goal. No matter what anyone says. You have one goal and that’s to win a state championship.”
Q: What part of baseball comes the easiest to you?
A: “Hitting comes the easiest to me out of all aspects of the game. Although I still fail more than I succeed”
Q: What part of baseball comes the hardest?
A: “All aspects of catching. Receiving a ball, blocking a ball, calling a game, talking the most and the loudest trying to keep fielders or pitchers from making a decision since I have a better view.”