Evan McCaig had a lot of great highlights during his South Iron baseball career. With the end of his fall season, he saw a nice turnaround where the Panthers have become a force on the diamond.
McCaig recently had the opportunity to sit down and discuss his career with Ameritime Sports.
Q: You’ve finally graduated. What kind of emotions have been running through you lately, especially after the way your senior year ended?
McCaig: “As far as my emotions go after graduation, I’m pretty excited, although I don’t quite know what the next stage of life is for me yet. But I am excited to figure it out and start my life outside of high school.”
Q: What sports did you play at South Iron, and for how many years?
McCaig: “I played on the South Iron baseball team for seven years from sixth grade until my senior year.”
Q: What do you do think you’ll miss most about not competing for the Panthers?
McCaig: “What I’m going to miss the most about playing for South Iron is how hard hard my team worked to get the point they are at today.”
Q: What has been your top memory of your time participating in South Iron sports?
McCaig: “My top memory from playing for South Iron will always be how our team went from winning one game a year to going 11-0 my senior fall season.”
Q: What are your plans now that you’ve graduated?
McCaig: “Honestly I don’t really know what my plans are for the future, but I do know that I want to get out and explore more of the world and figure out exactly what it is that I want to do.”
Q: Here’s your chance to tell the incoming ninth graders what they need to know for their next four years at SIHS. What words of advice do you have for them, especially those who hope to play sports for the Panthers?
McCaig: “My only advice for the incoming ninth graders is never to be afraid to work hard and put your all into something. Yes, it might seem like a hassle right now, but later when you see all the benefits of your work, it’s more than worth it.”