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PREP SPOTLIGHT: Ty'Shawn Barrett

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Post 39's Ty'Shawn Barrett celebrates after a double during their game against Post 156 on June 17, 2018. (Molly Mathis/The Daily Reflector)


By Jake Keator
The Daily Reflector

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Ty’Shawn Barrett is an accomplished right-handed slugger who knows what it means to hit a baseball, much to the joy of his coaches at Pitt Community College. High schools writer Jake Keator caught up with Barrett to discuss what drew him to baseball and what others can do to achieve their goals. 

Q; What originally drew you to baseball?

A: “My brother introduced me to baseball when i was about six or seven. So i started playing right around then.”

Q: How has playing baseball influenced your life?

A: “It’s been fun. It has taught me a lot of good qualitites. It’s taught me discipline and other qualities. It’s been good.”

Q: What made you decide to attend Pitt Community College and play baseball there after your graduation from J.H. Rose?

A: “They gave me a chance after I decided not to go to North Carolina Central. They gave me the opportunity to play and I am thankful for that, and I get to stay close to home.”

Q: Speaking of home, what has your family been like through the years as you've played?

A: “They’ve been very supportive. My mom works a lot, but she always finds a way to support me on the field.

Q: What would you say is the strongest part of your game?

A: “I’d have to say my bat. I am looking to hit the ball hard every time I’m up to bat and help the team win.”

Q: On the other side, what would you say you can work to improve on?

A: “Definitely my throwing and my fielding. I’ve been working on that a lot and it has improved, but there is always room to improve.”

Q: What advice would you give to younger players who dream of playing college baseball?

A: “Just keep on working hard. Just keep working hard and the big man upstairs will make it happen.”


Pitt County Post 39 (17-5) dropped its second game in two days to Wayne County Post 11 on Wednesday night, 5-3. 

A rough seventh inning for pitcher Jacob Peaden led to Post 11 scoring four runs, which proved to be the deciding factor in the game. 

Robbie O’Neal pitched four innings before being relieved by Peaden. He tallied four strikeouts.

Hits were tough to come by, as Anthony Saieed and Phillip Boykin led Post 39 with just one each. But Boykin also drove in two runs in the loss.

Contact Jake Keator at 252-329-9594 or jkeator@reflector.com and follow @JakeKeatorDR on Twitter.


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