Hollis’ Drew Ames – Baseball Spotlight Presented By Cameron University Army ROTC

By Derrick Smith

Success is something that does not come cheap, no matter what level of athletics. There are the sacrifices of time away from family and other things that you want to do, as well as all the physical and mental work that has to be put in for you to be prepared to compete.

Hollis’ Drew Ames says that the success that he has been able to achieve has been earned and not just given. “It has taken hard work and dedication,” he said. “Since I was little, I have spent many hours at the cage hitting and also at the field taking ground balls to continue to better myself.”

Ames is a junior at Hollis High School, where he competes in multiple sports. He plays catcher, short stop, second base, and outfield for the baseball team, a sport that he has played since he was three years old. He is also a member of the school’s basketball and cross country teams.

Role models have played a part in Drew becoming the person and athlete he is today. “My biggest influence and role model is Andrelton Simmons, of the Atlanta Braves,” Ames said. “He is doing what he loves and plays the game right. He has worked hard to get to where he is today and I want to continue to work hard to be like him. My parents also have had a great influence on my baseball career. They are always there to support me in everything I do. They have spent many hours helping me practice and have always allowed me to travel all over in the summer to play with my travel teams.”

Along with athletics, Drew is also a member of the National Honor Society, United Methodist Youth Fellowship, Ag, and Future Farmers of America.