Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Chris Joiner
PARENTS: Bob and Lori Joiner
SIBLINGS: I have a brother named Tim and a sister named Whitney. My sister’s 22. My brother’s 20.
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Rec sports
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME? Play video games, X-Box, and watch TV
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: Coldplay[more]
FAVORITE MOVIE: Step-brothers
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Baseball Tonight
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? Hot Wheels
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? Go somewhere and play college ball. I’m looking at becoming a detective somewhere.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? My brother. He’s always pushed me to do the best I can. If I don’t, he’ll embarrass me. He’ll let me know so I won’t ever do that again.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT BASEBALL: Hitting
POSITIONS: Left field
WHAT’S YOUR APPROACH TO THE GAME IN THE FIELD AND AT THE PLATE? My approach to the game is to focus up on what I’m doing, do the best I can and give it everything I’ve got on that one particular play or that one moment. My approach at the plate is to do something that will make the situation better for the next guy.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? I think we’re doing very good this year, right now.
WHY IS IT GOING SO WELL? Our hitting has really stepped up and our defense is really solid right now too.
WHAT’S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT TO THE SEASON SO FAR? Winning that Florida tournament really boosted our confidence up.
WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE REST OF THE SEASON? We can’t get lazy. We’ve all got to concentrate on every play and do the best we can every play, keep doing what we’re doing right now.
INDIVIDUALLY, WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAME ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT ABOUT? I’m more confident in hitting that anything.
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST TO IMPROVE? I work hard to improve my throwing.
AFTER YOU’RE THROUGH PLAYING BASEBALL AT BHS, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT IT? Probably, practice.