Braden Holcomb, Foundation Academy baseball
A senior shortstop/third baseman who will also see time in center field this season, Holcomb has been a difference-maker in Foundation’s lineup throughout his career and hit .537 with eight home runs and 26 RBIs last year. He is committed to Vanderbilt but is drawing serious interest from MLB teams as well.
OFM: Is it weird to be heading into your final season at Foundation?
BH: It is a little weird but at the same time it feels like I’ve been here forever, so it does feel like it’s time. It is crazy that I’m actually a senior now.
OFM: Do you have any particular goals in mind for you and the team?
BH: For me personally, it’s really to just keep performing like I have throughout my years at Foundation, be the best player I can be and the best leader I can be. I try not to worry about numbers or anything like that. If I play my game, the numbers will be there. For the team, we went to the state semifinal last year and lost 4-2 in a really tough game to one of the best teams in the state, Miami Christian. I think we’ve gotten better since last year—we’ve added a few people and guys have gotten better—so I really think we should make another run at states and…