Terence Checkett

Terence Checkett

Samuel Csora

Terence Checkett is one of Lakewood High Schools best baseball pitchers, so we had to ask the man himself how he really does it.

Question:  What is your fastest pitch recorded?

Answer: At one point in my amazing high school year I had pitched at 95 miles per hour.  I wasn’t surprised at all, actually, I thought the machine was broken cause that pitch looked more like a 103 to me.  But who am I to question a machine.

Question:  Do you have any special routines before a big game?  If so what are they?

Answer:  Yes I do indeed.  I eat one bowl of oatmeal before school.  Throughout the school day, I drink about 15 bottles of water, but this water has to be from the “C” building.

Question:  What is your ERA? Do you think it could be better?

Answer: My current ERA on file is at a .3.  I really think I can get it better if I put more hard work and dedication into the team and the practices.

Question:  What is your vertical?

Answer: 30 inches. It is very important to have a good vertical because if the batter hits it right over you and you can’t jump high enough to reach it then you are doing something wrong.

Question:  How many wins does the team have when you pitch?

Answer: I have pitched five games and we had only lost one of them.  And I have to give credit to the other team for being such good athletes.

Question: Do you have any shutouts? If so how did it feel?

Answer:  I have three shutouts.  And I very much enjoyed that feeling of joy.