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Capps Keeps His Eye on the Ball

Little leagues to the big leagues
Photo Chelsea Rodriguez
Brady Capps (’25) warming up as he prepares to catch the ball.

Keep your eye on the ball, catch, pitch, run. This is all junior Brady Capps has known for the ten consecutive years he’s been playing baseball. While he wasn’t initially interested in it at first, after his parents signed him up for it at Palma Ceia little leagues he’s been playing ever since. Capps has been on varsity baseball since his freshman year of high school; he’s now in his junior year, and still going strong. Currently Capps is a catcher and, in the past, has played third base, pitcher, outfield and first base.

During elementary school, Capps played soccer and basketball but always found himself going back to baseball and even went on to join a travel team before high school. Capps definitely does want to continue his baseball journey after high school but is still undecided.

“My teammates would describe me as a leader and hopefully respectful. I don’t know where I want to go for college, but I do want to play baseball,” Capps said.

Around the ages 12 to 13 is when Capps felt he needed to really start getting serious about baseball and felt he could actually pursue this long term.

“Sitting on the bench my freshman year really made me realize how hard it was to separate myself from the thousands of college level players in Hillsborough County” Capps said.

Capps whole perspective shifted when he got to high school, and knew he really had to start taking baseball seriously and did everything he could to use baseball as his way into college.

“I definitely think that Brady has the ability to play in college and then from there I think he has the ability to put himself in a position to play pro. He has all the physical tools, his mental side of the game is improving literally game by game, week by week,” baseball Coach Alexander Barron said.

Currently, Capps has been practicing every week and is currently averaging a .419 for batting and so far, has 18 hits for the season. Aside from practicing every day at Robinson, Capps goes to the gym almost every day, practices his swing on his own on the weekends and goes hitting on Mondays if they don’t have a game.

“Brady is one of the hardest working people I’ve ever met, but that’s what’s different about him,” teammate Maddox Thomas (’24) said. “He doesn’t work hard just to work hard, he does it because he loves it, and baseball is his idea of fun. I think it is highly likely that he could play at any level of baseball he wants to.”

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Sofia Scott
Sofia Scott, Staff Writer
Sofia Scott is a junior at Robinson and a staff writer. This is her first year on the staff. For most of high school, Scott has wanted to join the Robinson newspaper staff. Now that she has the chance, she's excited to jumpstart her journalism career for the Knight Writers. "I've been wanting to take journalism for so long, but I always had a bunch of classes that I needed to take so I wasn't getting put into the class, but I finally got it," Scott said. Scott is excited to write stories that express her opinions in newspaper and allow her to interact with people around the school by interviewing people for stories and gaining their input for events. "I prefer to interview just because I actually like interacting with people and I feel like it's a fun way to do journalism. I just like interacting with people and interviewing them and getting their opinion, " Scott said. Outside of newspaper, she participates in numerous school clubs such as Knightmare and Student Government Association (SGA.) She plans to rejoin Knightmare this year and is eager to begin with her first year as an SGA member. As Sofia enters her last years of high school, she plans to attend college or trade school to become an esthetician, keeping in line with her interest in beauty and makeup. "I think I'm going to move towards going into psychology when I major in college, maybe later I go to a trade school or become like an esthetician or something like that because that stuff has always interested me," Scott said. (Profile by Whittaley Bowden)
Chelsea Rodriguez
Chelsea Rodriguez, Sports Editor
Chelsea Rodriguez is a senior at Robinson and the Sports Editor for Knight Writers. This is her first year on staff. Rodriguez finds her true passion within music and is interested in writing opinion and A&E stories related to music. With a love for the new and the old, her top artist would definitely be Taylor Swift or as Rodriguez describes the musician, "that girl." Other artists that make appearances on every playlist include Harry Styles, ABBA, Matt Maltese and Rex Orange County. She also taps into her creative side with art and drawing. Rodriguez is very excited about this year as a first time staff writer. She's always been interested in journalism and is excited to get to know everyone on staff and get to know people around school through newspaper. Her main goal this year on staff is to improve her photography skills. "One time my friend had a camera and then she was like 'you can take a picture' and it came out really bad so I want to learn to do more photography and take better pictures," Rodriguez said. She is looking forward to going to softball and baseball games to take photos. She played softball for a few years but after an injury, she was no longer able to play the sport. However, she refuses to miss out on the fun of the game. Rodriguez wants to pursue a career in the medical field by attending Oberlin College in Ohio. After graduating, she wants to become an OB/GYN and is very passionate about being somebody that people can trust. And now in the age of Roe v. Wade being overturned, she feels that way more than ever. "I just like knowing that I'll be able to help women...I feel like we need more people on [women's] side, I would like to be someone that others feel safe with." She said. (Profile by Keirra McGoldrick)
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