A to Z with Ashton Adkins


Bradford pitcher Ashton Adkins.

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Published: Friday, March 14, 2014 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 7:34 p.m.

SCHOOL: Bradford

YEAR: Senior

SPORT: Softball

POSITION: Pitcher

JERSEY NUMBER: 7

HEIGHT: 5-foot-6

A rea softball player I would pay to watch play: I would go watch my cousin, Kylie Holton, play at Baker County. She is their catcher.

B est movie I've ever seen: “A Walk to Remember,” it was a sweet movie.

C oach Daniel Davis's words of advice for me: Finish it.

D efeating what opponent has made me or will make me the happiest? Probably the win over Santa Fe. We went 12 innings, it was 2-2 through 11 innings, and we finally defeated them and pulled out the win in the 12th.

E asiest part of my school day: Lunch.

F avorite type of music: Country. Brantley Gilbert is my favorite artist.

G ators softball is ... Very good. They are an inspiration to a lot of young girls, including me.

H ow tough is to play in District 5-4A with quality teams like P.K. Yonge and Santa Fe? It is tough. They are good teams. They are not unbeatable. We have to come together as a team to pull out wins against them.

I nteresting thing about me away from softball: I love to hunt and go to the lake.

J oker on the team: Lainie Rodgers and Alexis Shealey. They are always joking around, trying to make you laugh and cheering you up.

K ey to keeping my composure when things are not going well: Just step off the mound, take a deep breath and not let my emotions show.

L east favorite sport to watch: Golf.

M y happiest day was when ... We made it to the final four last year.

N ickname? Ash.

O ne person in my life who inspires me most: My dad, Clay Adkins. He has always been there to support me. He has been to every game and practice, always there for support.

P otential college major: Accounting.

Q uiet-time activity: Sleeping.

R eading the newspaper or going online to get my high school sports coverage: I would rather read the newspaper.

S igning in February with Indian River College was best for me because ... After I visited there, I felt like it was right. It is not in a very big town (Fort Pierce).

T oughest moment of my high school career ... When we made it to the final four and were beaten out by Gulliver Prep. That was a hard day. I think this year we will have a better outcome than last year.

U nderrated player on my team? Lainie Rodgers, she is a very good hitter and awesome at center field. She can basically play anywhere we need her to play, except at pitcher.

V acation spot I love: Lake Wauburg.

W hat will it take to get Bradford back to the state softball tournament? Coming together as a team, working hard. We are going to have to hit the ball.

X box, PlayStation or Wii? Xbox. “Just Dance.”

Y ear I was born: 1996.

Z oo animal I like most: Giraffe.

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