Chickasha’s Jon Foster – Athlete of the Month Presented by Bank of Commerce

 

Growing up watching baseball and playing catch with his dad, Chickasha High School graduate Jon Foster has played baseball since he was old enough to join a league. He recently wrapped up his career playing first base for the Fightin’ Chicks, where he has learned some valuable lessons about the game and life itself.

“What motivates me to be my best is my family and my passion for baseball,” said Foster. “I always try to do my best because I don’t want to let anyone down or fail. Most of all, I try to live my life by Colossians 3:23: ‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.’”

Foster’s favorite thing about competing for his high school was the support given by the Chickasha community. He said the team is “like a family.” His senior season is something he won’t forget, with one game in particular that stands out.

“My senior season was a success in my eyes. Compared to the season before, the team made huge steps towards success,” he said. “Although the season didn’t end the way we wanted it to, the game against Clinton sticks out in my mind. We lost the first game of the series with Clinton 11-0. The next day our bats came alive and our defense and pitching were spectacular. We went on to beat Clinton, one of the best teams we played all year, 9-4.”

As Foster leaves the team in the hands of his fellow teammates, he has a word of advice for those who will step up to lead.

“My advice to them would be to never take a practice for granted because you can always improve on something,” he said. “I would also tell them to support each other through the hardships like they would through the victories.”

Foster will now go on to attend college and continue playing baseball while earning a degree in business. After college he plans to get an EMT license and become a firefighter.