Scholar Athlete: Pacelli baseball player, Warner Adcock
It’s never easy being a newcomer. Warner Adcock can relate.
“There’s definitely something to prove and I have to show what I got when I come out here,” Adcock said. “I think I‘ve done a pretty good job of doing that.”
Adcock moved to Columbus from Mississippi and is wrapping up his first and only year at Pacelli high school. It consisted of joining the baseball team.
“You’ve gotta have a team chemistry I guess when you play with the same people over and over again through the years but it’s been easy to adjust with them,” he said. “They’ve helped me through the process.”
In their ten games this season Adcock is hitting .500 with 6 runs, 9 RBI and 4 doubles.
But he’s not just excellent on the field. In school, he holds a 4.2 GPA and is a part of the National Honor Society. He was also forced to miss a practice because of a Skype interview with Harvard.
He’s always been one to focus on what matters.
“Academics come first and that’s what’s gonna get you far,” said Adcock. “Baseball is just something extra I do and that’s what I enjoy and if it gets me to a good college then that’s extra.”
Adcock may not be done playing baseball. He does has a few opportunities at the next level and is working on his game every day to get that chance.
“If I have to stay after, that’s what I gotta do,” he said. “I just gotta do what I need to do to get better.”
Adcock also plans to study mechanical engineering.