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Pitch and Catch with Kash Mayfield – Presented by Great Plains Bank

Some people have a phrase or a piece of advice that they live by. For some, it could be a biblical scripture, while others may hold on to something a parent or family member gave them. Kash Mayfield has a phrase that has helped me to be a good person, no matter what is going on.

“Always strive to be the best version of yourself that you can be to yourself and to others around you. For me, I just want to be who I am, not what others think I should be.”

Mayfield is a sophomore at Elk City High School. He plays centerfield and is a pitcher for the school’s baseball team. Kash says that baseball has been a part of his life for as long as he can remember and he says that the success that he has had over that time has been because of the work he has put in.

“For me to be successful, the most important thing is to never give up,” he said. “You also have to outwork the ones around you. Always believe you are the best player on the field and the results will come to you.”

Something else that has been a big assist to Kash has been the people that have played a role in his development, both as a player and as a person.

“The biggest influences in my life would be my parents,” he said. “They have helped me get to the point I am in now and they have taught me to never stop working toward your goal in life. A role model for me would have to be Derek Jeter. From the games he played to when he retired, he has always been someone that I look up to. I like the way he played the game and how much respect he has for the game of baseball.”

Without a doubt, the biggest highlight of Kash’s career would be when he committed to play at his dream school.

“I had always wanted to play baseball for Oklahoma State University,” he said. “And when I was able to commit, it was one of the best feelings in the world.”

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