At a young age Will Kent was introduced to the game of baseball.

“I started playing T-ball when i was 5-years-old and I have stuck with it every since,” said Walton senior, Will Kent.

And it was the sound of his very first homerun that made him fall in love with the sport.

“It gives you a feeling that you want to hit more and later in the game i hit a second one,” said Kent.

Fast forward to his senior year at Walton High School and Will’s passion is evident as he leads the Walton braves on the mound and in the dugout.

“The first thing that comes to mind for me is the younger guys, the guys that are just coming up. It helps me keep character not just the play on field but the character aspect to help show them the right way to do things,” said Kent.

But it’s not just on the field where will leads his team.

“It’s very important to have a senior like that. Young guys look up to him, they see where he is at because he is already getting college credits and he works hard on the baseball field so its great to have an individual like that out there so the young guys can look up to him,” said Walton baseball head coach, Jerry Harless.

By the time Will graduates high school he will already be a sophomore in college, credit wise.

“School is the best way to give you a better life and prepare you for the future and wrapping it back to baseball, baseball teaches you leadership and it can help your character out and they both compliment each other,” said Kent.

At the end of the day he said he works so hard because he wants to make his family and his hometown proud.

“I take pride in it because i know everything i do directly reflects on my hometown and anywhere i go i want people to see my hometown and can correlate me with my hometown and it be with the upmost opinion and they have respect for it,” said Kent.