Meet The New UW Baseball Signees: Henry Baker
Dec. 20, 2012
SEATTLE - Over the coming weeks, we'll be introducing Husky Baseball fans to the class of 2013 - those high-school seniors who signed National Letters of Intent to enroll at the UW next fall and play on the 2014 Husky team.
The fourth of our 10 signees is Henry Baker, a pitcher from Agoura, Calif. Baker, a lefty, was 5-0 with a 2.15 ERA as a junior last spring.
"Henry is a lefty with the ideal frame and loose arm that we're all looking for. He is already 87-90 with an above average curve ball and much more in the tank," UW coach Lindsay Meggs said. "At 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, Henry has a chance to be a power arm before it's all over. While I wouldn't say Henry was under the radar, I will say he may prove to be the jewel of this class."
Here's a look at Henry:
UW Baseball: What is your pre-game superstition if you have any?
Answer: I am very superstitious, I always listen to the same music to pump me up and it's always in the same order. It works!
UW Baseball: What is your favorite pre-game meal?
Answer: I always drink an energy drink before every game It's a superstition.
UW Baseball: Favorite pre-game music?
Answer: I always listen to rap before I play. Anything Eminem is a good pump-up song.
UW Baseball: What is your guilty pleasure TV show?
Answer: "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" is probably the greatest show on TV.
UW Baseball: If you weren't playing baseball you would ...
Answer: I would be watching baseball.
UW Baseball: What is your favorite quote or saying?
Answer: "If you think you can or you think you can't, you're probably right."
UW Baseball: Who are you most looking forward to playing with at the UW?
UW Baseball: If you could trade places with one person in professional sports for a day who would it be and why?
Answer: Brian Wilson ... I just want his beard.
UW Baseball: Do you play any other sports in HS? If so, what?
Answer: I have always just played baseball. Becoming injured in another sport would have just killed me so I choose to only play baseball in high school.
UW Baseball: Have you always been a pitcher?
Answer: I have played every position on the field. Even though I am a lefty I made it work. I have been pitching since I was eight.
UW Baseball: When did you start thinking about playing in college?
Answer: When I was eight.
UW Baseball: What are your personal goals this season and in your career at UW?
Answer: This year my goal is to lead my league in every pitching category and win our league title for the second year in a row. My career goal at UW is to get to Omaha and win ... plain and simple.
UW Baseball: Why UW Baseball?
Answer: It is an awesome program with great coaches and support system who are set on success. Also I fell in love with the school and the college atmosphere as well. It doesn't get much better than that.
UW Baseball: What is your best memory of baseball at any level?
Answer: My best memories are my multiple no-hitters. They were awesome being able to win games for my team.
UW Baseball: What are some of the strengths of your game that you will bring to the UW?
Answer: My biggest strength I will bring to UW is my confidence on the mound, I have faced the best hitters in the country and I always have the mindset that I am going to strike them out. It has worked.
UW Baseball: Have you thought much about what you want to major in?
Answer: I am a business freak. I have made multiple clubs at my school so I can just talk about business. It's my second passion.
UW Baseball: Away from the field and the classroom, what are some of your hobbies, or what do you like to watch?
Answer: I have been on student council for the past thre years in high school so I enjoy that. Also I play basketball and football with my friends a lot.