Behind The Code...High School Baseball Player, Zach Mason

Name: Zach Mason

Nickname: The King

Travel Team: Jersey Shore Whitecaps 

Position: Pitcher

High School: Southern Regional (NJ)  

Class: 2015

What Aspects Of Your Game Are You Working To Improve?
I am constantly working on improving my command in order to be able to repeatedly pound the strike zone.

What Are Some Of Your Things You Are Focusing On This Season?

I am unique because I have a very high intellect for the game, along with plus velocity (85+) for a 16 year old and being a left handed pitcher.

What Makes You Unique?
I can offer a college program someone who is willing to work to be the best until I succeed not only for myself but for the team’s sake.

Do You See Yourself As A Leader?
I very much see myself as a leader. I think that because I take it upon myself to help and give assistance to younger players coming through our program. I also like to be vocal and always talking to encourage everyone to be the best player they can be.

What Are Your Strengths As A Player?
My strengths are my leadership, character, work ethic and my desire to become a champion.

Who Are Your Role Models?
My role models are my parents.  They have done so much to provide me with every opportunity to me get to the next level.

What Do You Enjoy Most About Playing Baseball?
I absolutely love everything about baseball. My favorite thing about the game is the little things that have to be executed precisely in order to win games.

What Is Something You Have Learned During Your High School Athletic Career?

During my career, I have learned what it takes play in college. I have been lucky to play in one of the toughest conferences in that state, with 20+ D1 athletes coming out of the Shore Conference. I am a firm believer in playing the best makes you elevate your game.

What Advice Would You Pass On To Other Athletes That Want To Play At The Next Level?
For other athletes that want to play in college I would  recommend putting yourself in front of coaches. The best way to learn what coaches think is to have them see you and receive feedback. The money spent during the process is definitely worth the results.

What Would Your Teammates Say About You?
My teammates would say that I am a person with a desire to win like no other. It is very important to me to have teammates that have your back because on the field you\’re not only playing for yourself, you\’re playing for a team, school and community. The things sports can do for a town is stunning.

What Was The Biggest Obstacle You Overcame In Sports?
My biggest obstacle was rebounding from being cut in 7th grade. I could have quit and went to something else but I love this game too much to let myself fail and give up on it. Especially coming from a baseball/softball family.