Athlete of the Issue: Ben Adair
August 14, 2017
Ben Adair is the co-captain of the Blues baseball team. He anchors the teams defense in the infield, while wielding a big bat at the plate. Ben has been playing baseball since before he can remember, and in his short career he has played every position in the field. When asked about his versatility on the diamond, Ben said, “I am comfortable and can play every position in the field, just not catcher.” Ben Adair is a key member to this year’s Blues baseball team, and the team’s success is going to depend heavily on the skill and leadership of their fearless captain. I was recently able to catch up with Ben and ask him some questions about this year’s baseball team.
Do you like batting or playing in the field more?
“I like batting more because of the mind games that go along with hitting, and I have also hit too many homeruns to count on my hands.”
Do you have any baseball role models?
“My role model is definitely my Grandpa. He was a baseball coach at a community college down in Georgia, and one year they upset Georgia Tech. I definitely look up to him, and he is just an all-around great guy.”
Do you have any plans to play baseball in the future or is this your last season?
“This is probably my last season, but if I get offered to go to the bigs, then I would probably skip college.”
Is there anything more that you want to say to the Asheville School community?
“This is a hard one, tell them that when I am gone and you hear birds chirping in the distance that that is just me keeping my eye on this place.”