Earlier today in cleveland, braylen roder of mcfarland finished third in the 11 and 12 year old division of the national pitch hit and run finals..
Melissa kim introduces us to a rising baseball star.
Check out that concentration.
Circle change - it has the same motion as a fast ball, braylan roder has an impeccable level of quiet focus.
Just watching it and sayign yes the whole time, and if i think it's a ball, say no right away.
The 12 year old macfarland 8th grader is representing the state of wisconsin at this year's all star game... at the pitch, hit and run competition.
It's a lot of fun, there's always action going on and you don't have to look far to see where he gets that love and focus of baseball.
His dad brock.
Hey you tube videos aren't going to teach you antyhing.
Get in the backyard, throw a couple buckets of balls instilling some discipline.
It's up to you to get out there and practice and he goes out and throws multiple buckets daily and his committment to it now, i think he understands what it takes to become successful puttig in time and seeing the results results that got braylan to cleveland... but even if he doesn't win..
This is just a small aspect of life, baseball is teaching braylan a lot more than fastballs and change ups.
He said - i wanted you to know how respectful and how good of a kid your son is..
Sports can only take some people so far, but being a great person like he has beomce is pretty special.