Walls says a clear mind with a plan is the key to hitting.
“I just try to hit the ball where it is pitched,” Walls said. “That seems to be what works for me. You have to be thinking about hitting and nothing else. It’s good when you know a pitcher, but we don’t always get the same pitchers each year.”
While Walls has put together some good years, it’s the experience that has helped the most this time around.
“I’d say confidence has made a big difference,” Walls said. “When I go out there I feel I have a chance to do well. I feel like I can get the job done. It’s made a difference.”
The senior has been catching attention from colleges and would like to continue his career at the next level. A future in sports, perhaps the field of therapy, is presently in his sights.
“There’s just something about the game,” Walls said. “It all just makes sense to me. It came kind of natural, and I just fell in love with it.”
For Walls, baseball has not been a love in vain.