There is a reason Chase Kemp is quiet off the field when being interviewed for the first time by The News.
He is only a freshman. He is yet to go through the years and get used to having a guy stand in front of him with a notepad and expecting the greatest answers ever given.
It is important to note, though, Kemp can stay quiet all he wants if he continues to produce for the Nederland baseball team like he has so far in his career.
Kemp is batting .378 with eight RBI, 14 hits and four runs. He is 1-1 on the mound in 12 innings with eight strike outs and 15 hits given up.
Here is a quick introduction to Kemp.
GP: What is it like being a freshman on the varsity level?
CK: It is a great opportunity to have. It is a pay off for all the hard work I have to put in the past. Now I have to take advantage of it.
GP: What is your favorite pitch and why?
CK: I like both my curveball and fastball. I trust both of them and know I can throw both of them for a strike when I need to.
GP: Who was your favorite player growing up?
CK: Craig Biggio. He was always my role model and there was never really a reason. He is just a great one to have.
GP: What is it like taking on the PN-G Indians like the Bulldogs do this Friday?
CK: You have to get pumped up for that game. It is always a big rivalry. We just have to go out and play hard to win.
GP: When is the next time you will wear purple and white?
CK: I will never do that. The dislike starts when you are a kid. I have never liked Port Neches-Groves.