Q-and-A with Chris Tschida, Joliet Catholic baseball
May 1, 2012 6:16PM
Chris Tschida, Joliet Catholic baseball.
Updated: June 3, 2012 8:14AM
Tschida, a 6-foot-2, 198-pound shortstop, leads the Hilltoppers (16-5-1) with a .537 average and 23 walks.
What’s been your most glorious athletic moment?
Making it to state freshman year for baseball.
What’s been the most embarrassing?
Freshman year, I hit a ground ball to the third baseman and he threw it home to get one out and I was safe at first base, but I ran into the dugout thinking it was the third out. It was only the second out of the inning.
What’s the No. 1 key to hitting?
Hit the ball where it is pitched. If it is outside, take it to the opposite field. If it is inside, then pull the ball. I always think, “Hit the ball up the middle.”
You have walked 23 times this year. What’s the deal?
I’m patient at the plate. I look for a pitch that I can handle.
What’s a key for the Hilltoppers the rest of the season?
Keep playing hard and play one game at a time.
What’s your goal this season?
Win the state championship.
What is your favorite pig-out food?
Who is your favorite athlete?
Evan Longoria, third baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Nobody knows …
I wear the same socks for every game.
What’s on your iPod?
Mostly hip-hop and rap.
What is your favorite movie?
“Friday Night Lights.” All the hype in the movie excites me.
As told to Dennis Nelson