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Kaleb LaFavor l Blizzard Player Interview

03/17/2020, 6:00am CDT
By Cole Pengilly

Twin Cities Orthopedic Featured Player of the Week

Current Player Interview

Name: Kaleb LaFavor

Grad Year: 2026

Blizzard Team: Blizzard Blue Elite 12u

What is your favorite thing about playing baseball?

Playing with my teammates and the friendships I make.

What is your favorite Blizzard Big 5 and why?

Synergism. In baseball you need all 9 people to do their job and you have to trust your teammates. Everyone needs to work together.

How do you implement it into your daily or weekly routine?

You have to rely on others in your family, in school, in basketball for common daily activities.

Give us an example?

In my family, everyone counts on each other for certain activities. I am the oldest and have to help my brothers and set a good example for everyone. I rely on my parents to give me rides and help me with certain things. We all have our different roles and rely on each other just like our baseball team.

How has playing for the Blizzard impacted your life?

I made more friends and am better at baseball. I live in Iowa and I talk to my team on a daily basis even though I don’t live by them. I really have 10 friends that I didn’t have before which is great.

What are some of the great memories you have had playing with the Blizzard?

I really liked the LasVegas tournament and bonding with my teammates and playing baseball in great weather on good fields. I have learned so much from my coaches and they have helped me on and off the field. I enjoyed Fall games and competing with my teammates. I also loved the overnight and hanging out with my friends.

What do you look forward to the most when you go to a Blizzard practice?

I look forward to learning new things, improving and seeing my friends.

What is the best advice you have ever received and from who?

Remember to keep my emotions in check on the mound. To be a pitcher you have to stay positive and not get down on every pitch that you don’t like.

Who is your Blizzard coach and what makes him so special?

Jesse and Pfeffer. They are great because they joke around and make it fun but teach us so much about baseball and how to become better.

Who are some of your favorite Blizzard teammates and why?

Everyone on my team is great because they love the game of baseball and are nice to each other. Spencer is one of my favorite teammates because he is funny and very encouraging, and he picks people when they are down.

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