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Being a Lexington native myself, naturally my choice for the next Wildcat baseball player I would profile had to be Trevor Gott. Trevor is too, a Lexington native, and he went to Tates Creek High School, which is only a hop skip and jump away from Cliff Hagan Stadium. For the Wildcats, he primarily plays the role of “closer” which, if you didn’t know, is the pitcher that comes in during the 9th inning, if you are winning, to seal the victory. He has done a great job so far, in playing a role that is vital yet oftentimes under appreciated.
Coming out of high school, Gott was a huge prospect for any school. He was named the Gatorade High School Player of the Year his senior year, and led the team in every pitching statistic. He only allowed one earned run all season his last year of high school, so to say he absolutely dominated the high school circuit would be an understatement. He also was very accomplished offensively, batting .382 for the year. Trevor is currently a sophomore, and on the year has 8 saves, which ties the school record for most saves in a single season and uh…..there’s a lot of games left to play.
Unlike star freshman on the team Austin Cousino, Gott has seen the struggles of the team in the past. He suffered through a frustrating season last year, which undoubtedly makes this year already so special for him. Playing for school in your hometown must provide some sort of pressure, and Gott plays arguably one of the most pressure packed positions in sports.
EVERYONE in Lexington needs to make it out to Cliff Hagan Stadium this weekend to watch one of the biggest series’ the Wildcat baseball program has ever had. 2nd ranked UK hosts 1st ranked LSU in 3 games that will put either team on top of the SEC alone after Sunday.
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