Mitch Thomas, a dedicated Waverley Baseball Club player who just wrapped up another great VSBL season, was named the 2019 Victorian School Sports Award winner for baseball.
Earning recognition for his outstanding sporting achievements was a big moment for Mitch. “I feel incredibly privileged to have received a Victorian School Sport Award,” Mitch said. “This award means a lot to me as it represents the countless hours of hard work I put in to better myself as a baseball player.”
Mitch is pleased to follow in the footsteps of some of his teammates. “Many senior baseball players I play with or against have also won this award and it's an honour to join them on the list,” Mitch said.
The award comes after Mitch had a big year of baseball. “I made huge strides in improving my baseball abilities and I also had many amazing opportunities to experience what it takes to get to the next level,” Mitch said. “I was fortunate enough to be exposed to many college and professional athletes whilst in America and I got to witness just how good you have to be and how hard you have to work to reach the elite levels of baseball.”
After winning the Victorian School Sports Award, Mitch is more motivated than ever to pursue his baseball dreams. “In my future baseball career I want to attend college in the United States to further my education and baseball career, but to also open a pathway to hopefully get drafted by a professional ball club,” Mitch said.