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Patrick Hackworth

March 22, 2021

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Patrick Hackworth; signed to University of California, San Diego to play baseball. He’s been playing baseball since he was four, and says he’s looking forward to playing for a Division I program.

Q: What have you learned from playing baseball? And what are some stressful and rewarding aspects of it?

A: “Over my years of playing baseball I’ve changed my mindset. Rather than getting frustrated by my mistakes, I try to learn from them. The most stressful aspect of baseball is learning to deal with failure. If a baseball player gets a hit 3 out of 10 of their at bats, they are doing very well. On the flip side, the reward is getting those hits to help your team win the game.”

Q: Why did you choose UCSD?

A: “In the fall of my junior year, I attended a baseball camp at UCSD and really enjoyed the experience. On top of that, it is a strong academic institution.”

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