September 7, 2012
CEDAR HILL, Texas -Northwood Knights Baseball player, Adam Humes, was selected for the All Star Game and Home Run Derby this summer during his time in the Alaska Baseball League (ABL).
The ABL is a premier summer league for college baseball players. The All Star players are hand selected by the league’s coaches and managers. There are only 14 players selected for the Home Run Derby and 54 players selected for the All Star Game.
Both the Home Run Derby and All Star game occur during a three-day Scout Showcase, where Major League Baseball scouts are able to check out the talent of the ABL players.
Humes is a senior who plays catcher and first base for the Northwood Knights. He feels very blessed to know his hard work is paying off and that it is noticed by others.
Humes transitioned from first base to catcher this past season at Northwood and he said he was able to improve his catching and hitting this summer because of the high level of pitching in the ABL.
Along with being selected for the Home Run Derby and All Star game, Humes was also named Second Team All –ABL as a catcher.
“My time in the ABL helped me develop both as a baseball player and as a person,” Humes said. Humes played on the Chugiak Chinooks through Athletes in Action, which is an organization purposed to help develop athletes on the field as well as off by challenging them to grow in their personal faith.
When asked what he will take from playing in the ABL to this coming season at Northwood, Humes said, “As far as baseball goes I will take all I learned this summer and implement it here at Northwood to go after a National Championship with my new teammates. From being a better defensive catcher to excelling offensively like I know I can.”
Humes continued, “I will also take with me all I learned about how I should walk with God. Although I still make mistakes, this summer has taught me just what my walk with God should look like and how I can go about doing it.”
Head Coach, Jeremy Kennedy, said, “It is a huge honor for Adam to represent himself and Northwood in the ABL All-Star game and Home Run Derby. I am not surprised at all in his success.”
Commenting on Humes’ leadership, Coach Kennedy said, “Adam is one of those special guys that don’t come along very often. His character, integrity and work ethic are above reproach. I am excited to see him lead our team in his senior year; I know he is just scratching the surface of what he is capable of doing on and off the field. I am very proud that he is one of ours.”
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