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Plant City Observer Thursday, Jun. 7, 2018 5 months ago

Athlete of the Week: C.W. Watson

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Watson is a Plant City Little League baseball all-star.
by: Justin Kline Sports/Associate Editor

The Plant City Raiders 12U baseball team won the Disney Memorial Day Baseball Classic, held May 26 through 28 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. It was a particularly good weekend for C.W. Watson, who hit well and finished with two home runs — including one in the championship game against the Plantation Stars. Watson is also a Plant City Little League all-star.

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Tell me about the tournament up at Disney. You did pretty well.

I think I went 6-for-6 or something like that. I hit two home runs and I think every other time I had a single or a double.

 

You were playing teams from all over the country at Disney and have also played tough teams from other states in Greenville and Cooperstown. Do you ever get nervous in these situations or have you gotten used to it?

At first I’m nervous, but then it just feels like a regular game.

 

What other sports do you play?

Just basketball and baseball.

 

How did you first get into baseball?

My dad. I fell in love with it from then. I was like 2, 3 years old.

 

What’s your favorite team?

The Braves.

 

Who’s your favorite player?

Freddie Freeman.

 

Which is your favorite position to play?

It depends on the situation. Wherever I get the ball. I usually play outfield or I catch a little.

 

What’s the best advice you’ve gotten that’s helped you get better at baseball?

Whenever I’m up to bat, don’t pull my head away from it. Always look at the ball.

Justin Kline is the Sports/Associate Editor at the Plant City Observer. He has been covering all things sports-related in the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World since 2013.

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