Meet Peyton Zimmerman

What is your name? Peyton Zimmerman 

How is it spelled? P-E-Y-T-O-N  Z-I-M-M-E-R-M-A-N

How old are you? I just turned 18 recently.

What grade are you in? I am a Junior.

What position do you play? I play everything- I’m kidding I play 2nd base and pitch sometimes.

From a scale of one through 5 stars how would you  rate yourself? Like a two.

What are your strengths and weaknesses? I’m a very good thrower but I struggle with running. 

What goals have you set for yourself? At least 5 home runs for this season and at least make contact with the ball every time I get up there.

What goals have you set for your team? To make it pretty far I guess you could say, and with the teams we know are good-let’s try not to put our heads down.

How did you get into the sport? My mom used to play baseball so she would always tell me to play with her at a young age. When I was about eight or nine years old I started playing as well.

Do your classmates encourage you to join baseball? Not really my classmates, but my teammates helped me out.

Would you encourage others to play softball? Yea for sure, it can help you with anger problems, that’s one of the reasons I play, definitely the environment as well, it also feels good with people who you play with and also people you play against.

What do you like least about softball? The amount of practice in order to perfect something.

How well do you think you perform under pressure? Good, I’m familiar with it, I feel like it makes me perform better.

Do you get any type of criticism, if you do, how do you deal with it? Yes, everyone gets their form of criticism, but from that you can fix problems faster, 

Do you have a favorite softball team at the moment? Yes I do actually, it’s UCLA and Oklahoma State.

What team do you want to play for?LSU Ollmiss for sure.

What do you bring to the team? Hope and encouragement.

Which team player surprised you the most? Laila Rose, she’s a really good player in all.

If you could make a team up who would you include and why? Adam Slander because he illustrates that you can  always find the fun in something.

What name would you give this team and why? The Goonies-favorite movie.

Would you ever consider yourself coaching?Yea, I feel like I’m up for the job.

Who would you suggest to be a coach in your team?Katie Hogg, she’s always helping with batting practice which  helps us.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Definitely coaching a softball team.