Konnor Zickefoose, a freshman infielder, has left his mark on his first Southern Californian Intercollegiate Athletic Conference season. Zickefoose leads the team in runs and home runs with 39 runs and seven home runs on the season. He also has the highest batting average at .448.
1. How old were you when you started playing baseball and why did you start?
I must have been 10 years old. I used to play hockey before that, but all my friends played baseball, so that drew me to start playing and develop, like my friends.
2. What motivates you to play your hardest?
I am really competitive, so I just want to do the best that I can.
3. Do you have any pregame rituals?
No, not really. I try to not be superstitious or anything.
4. What is your favorite aspect of baseball?
The feeling after hitting a home run. That’s the best.
5. What is your favorite part of being on the Chapman baseball team?
All of my teammates out there. They’re great guys and I love being around them. They make playing baseball fun.
6. What is a hobby of yours aside from baseball?
Surfing and biking.
7. What would you like to do in the future?
As of right now, I want to be a firefighter.
8. What was your favorite memory from playing baseball?
My senior year against Los Osos, I hit three home runs in one game.
9. Now that the regular season is over, what’s going on in your mind?
We just have to refine ourselves and play our hardest in these next games to get ready for the postseason.
10. How does it feel to be leading the team in runs and home runs?
It feels good. I try not to really look at it, but it is a plus. It’s just nice.