Player of the Week: Chase Weese

Chase Weese

Chase Weese

As a freshman, Chase Weese has earned his spot on the Lake Region varsity baseball team with strong defensive play along with a strong showing with the bat.

“Chase is batting in the lead off spot and doing a great job,” Lake Region Head Coach Randy Heath said. “He’s playing a solid second base. With Gunner Harriman at short and Chase at second, it’s a solid middle infield. Chase is the kid you wish for — the want to win is easy to see. We love that about him. He’s going to be something to see in three years when he is a senior.”

In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Chase is this week’s Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed T-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber.

The Weese File

Athlete: Chase Weese

Year in School: Freshman

Hometown: Naples

Parents: Bill Weese and Sherrie Small

Sports you play: Baseball, football, basketball

School organizations: Varsity Club

Why did you choose to play baseball? My dad played when he was in high school and I decided to play — I love the game.

What is the most difficult part of the game? Being in clutch situations to just play the game.

What do you enjoy the most about baseball? I enjoy the teamwork that goes on — baseball needs a team.

What do you feel you need to work on and why? I need to stay more positive and work on swinging at good pitches.

Why is teamwork important? Teamwork is important because everyone has to contribute.

What is the biggest impact your coach(es) have had on you? To always play hard and keep a good attitude.

How do you want people to view you as an athlete? A team player that works hard.

Ten years from now, when you look back on your high school sports career, what do you think you will remember most? I think I’ll remember the teamwork and hopefully the progress we make.

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