While high school athletics are put on hold during the coronavirus outbreak, our sports staff has created a daily installment called “Senior Spotlight,” which aims to honor some of the local senior athletes whose seasons have been interrupted. Here is our question-and-answer spotlight with New Caney baseball second baseman Ty Bridges:

Question: When did you get interested in your sport? Was there somebody that introduced it to you?

Bridges: I got interested in playing baseball at a very young age. My dad and older brothers all played baseball. I have basically grown up at a baseball field. More often than not, our family vacations involved being at a baseball field. There isn’t a time in my life that I can think of that someone wasn’t playing baseball. I think my interest was just born into me.

Q: What is your favorite part of your sport?

Bridges: My favorite part about baseball is being able to compete and accomplish getting the win.

Q: What is your greatest memory from your childhood with the sport?

Bridges: My most memorable time while playing baseball was when I was 13. We played in the state championship series and won. Our team came back from losing the first game of the tournament to walking away with the championship trophy.

Q: What is your greatest memory in high school with the sport?

Bridges: My greatest memory of high school baseball is when I walked out onto the field as a starter in my first varsity game.

Q: Which person has had the greatest impact on your athletic career?

Bridges: My dad definitely had the most impact on me while I have played baseball. He enjoyed the sport, coached me, and always pushed me to do my best and keep a positive attitude.

Q: After a hard day of practice or after a game, what is your go-to food or drink to replenish and why?

Bridges: A go-to drink after practice is a glass of chocolate milk to rebuild my muscles after being worked out for a few hours.

Q: What athlete do you want to meet and why?

Bridges: I would like to meet Alex Bregman. I have always enjoyed watching him play. Even though he made a mistake during the World Series, I still think he is an amazing player.

Q: What are your plans for after college? Will you continue playing your sport? What do you plan on studying?

Bridges: I plan to attend Blinn College in Bryan to complete my basics. I then hope to transfer to A&M to major in poultry science.

Q: Where do you see yourself in 10-15 years?

Bridges: In 10 years, I see myself having my college degree and working full-time. I think that I will be married and starting a family of my own.

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