Varsity Baseball · White Hawks Baseball Senior Salute – Cam Baklund

Cam Bids Farewell

I don’t really know how to start this, at the end of last year I expected to have one last shot at the State tournament, one more season, and another opportunity to play the game I’ve played and fallen in love with over the 18 years of my life. However, over the past few weeks it has become clear that I and my fellow upperclassmen won’t get an opportunity to finish out our career on a high note. Instead we’ll be left in mystery and wonder of a season that could’ve been. Still when thinking back to what we lost, the season we lost, I can’t help but remember the good times I had playing baseball.

From T-ball to high school baseball I have played alongside the rest of the Seniors. During those years we played in various tournaments and leagues, even winning a few trophies along the way. Throughout those years I’ve learned how to be a better teammate, leader, and the experience ultimately has made me a better person for the future. However, one thing that I learned and can pass on, is don’t take anything for granted because if this pandemic has taught me anything it is that things can be taken away in a matter of seconds. That piece of advice doesn’t only have to apply to sports either, but also to future careers and shows the best way to ensure your goal is to work for it.

I’d also like to thank all the coaches that have helped my teammates and I along the way. To Coach Pat and Coach Ibs, although we didn’t have much time together for this high school season, I’d still like to thank you for the time that you have put in to improve and support this program. I’d also like to thank the coaches who had coached me in the past, to Coach Kuehl and Coach Lenz, and all the other coaches I thank you.

Lastly, I’d like to thank my family, from my Mom and Dad to my Grandparents. I’d like to thank you for always being there to support myself and the team. Without all of you supporting and helping mold me into a better person I don’t know where I’d be, and I want you all to know I love you.

Looking ahead to the future I wish the best for all my teammates and for the program as a whole and hope that my time as a part of Mound Westonka Baseball will leave a positive impact. Thank you all and Skol Hawks.