Jace Farnsworth - Texas Nomination by Kim Farnsworth Photography by Tiffy B Photography Issue 47 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Nomination: Jace is an inspiration to his friends, teammates and family by showing respect & compassion for others. Jace is an inspiration in the classroom, always making sure his grades come first; an A student taking AP & challenging classes all while working part time, playing year round baseball and golf. Jace is also an inspiration on the baseball field putting his teammates first and foremost; Jace is an inspiration to any young child that dreams of playing college baseball by showing that hard work, determination, positive attitude & respect for the game, pays off.
Photography by Tiffy B Photography
I began to fall in love with baseball when I was about 2 and would always watch my brothers baseball games and my mom had bought us season tickets for the Astros. I started playing baseball at 3 years old at the YMCA because it was the only place that would let me play so young. Then in the fall I began playing little league and then in the following Spring I started playing 6U select baseball. I play shortstop and second base normally but I do play some occasional third base and outfield. I have pitched and was even was a catcher when I was younger. I have played for many teams but the most recent has been my high school team- Grand Oaks HS & with Dynasty Baseball right now, I will continue to play this fall at Regis University in Denver, CO. My favorite memory from baseball was the playoff run that I had with my high school team this past Spring, we went four rounds into the 6A Texas State Playoffs in our first full season as a team at the school. My biggest accomplishment so far has been receiving a scholarship to play baseball in college.
Photography by John Glaser Photography
My biggest leadership position on the baseball field was helping lead my high school baseball team this past season. We had some young guys that hadn’t been able to be in a varsity high school program for very long and they struggled with their mentality at this high level, so I really tried to help them get on the right path because I knew how good they were and how much better they could be. I was able to be a leader off the field, too. In the classroom I did well so I could help some of the other guys that struggled a bit to help motivate them to make better grades. My golf career started when I was little, as my dad is an ex-professional golfer so he had me out on the course all the time with him. But my golf career slowed down a lot when I became more serious with baseball during high school. I only played maybe ten to fifteen times a year, but I still made the varsity golf team at Oak Ridge HS my Freshman year & at Grand Oaks HS the next 3 years. The best golf game I’ve ever played was during a high school golf tournament where I shot an 81 at Wind Rose Golf Club. I know that’s not amazing but that’s a very good score for someone like me, who hardly gets to play. My dream golf courses that I want to play are St. Andrews (the old course), Augusta National, and Pebble beach. Maintaining good grades while also playing 2 sports and having a job was difficult sometimes because it took a lot of time and effort. I didn’t have a big social life but I was okay with that because I enjoyed playing sports, making good grades and making money. My biggest tip to others trying to juggle all of that is to make time for yourself, to chill out and wind down or else you will be extremely stressed. The advice I would give to someone is keep pushing forward for your dreams, never quit and appreciate all the support your parents, family and friends are giving you.
Look for Jace in issue 47 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!