Hometown: Lehi, Utah
School: Lehi HS
A FEW ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Two year letter-man in baseball and golf.
Selected to play on “Team Utah” baseball team in the triple crown championship
Played for the ASA 16U national champions Massachusetts Sea Dogs (2012)
GETTING TO KNOW BARNES
Favorite Movie: 300
Favorite Sport (besides softball): Baseball
Favorite Pro Sports Team: Yankees
Favorite College Sports Team: Utah Utes
Hobbies: Hunting, playing bass guitar and bein the Utah Jr. Goose calling champion
Favorite Food: Carrabba's Steak Marsala
Late Night Snack: Oreo's and milk
What person do you admire most: My Dad
Three people you would love to have dinner with: Jesus Christ, Derek Jeter, Eddie Vetter
Dream Job: Starting Catcher for the New York Yankees
What does it mean for you to represent your country at this level? I cried when I got the e-mail saying that I made the team. That is all I need to say.
What are the keys to the success of the USA Softball Junior Men’s National Team entering the World Championships? Key hits with men on base. Doing the little things; taking the extra base, moving runners, not giving away at bats, and giving the other team 21 outs.
What you do enjoy the most about fast pitch softball? The speed of the game. The friendships you make on and off the field, and the competition.
How did you get started in fast pitch? My Dad, and his whole family play fast pitch softball ,
I grew up at the softball park. I filled in for my dads team when I was 14, I have been hooked ever since.
Any other personal story you would like to share about you or your softball career?
I am proud to say that I am a fourth Generation fast pitch player. I caught a Peter Meredith no hit game in the Strawberry Days tourney 2013