Athlete of the Week: Caleb Farmer

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) Colorado Mesa baseball freshman Caleb Farmer has had the sport of baseball ingrained in his life since he can remember. Now as a Maverick, he is taking his game to another level.

“Four years old just getting into tee ball and my grandfather was always out there playing catch with me. He was helping me hit and stuff like that and as the years went on I just learned to love it, “ said freshman Caleb Farmer.

Coming out of San Jacinto, California , Farmer was a second team All-CIF player, but the Mavs really didn't what type of kid they were getting until he stepped on campus for the first time.

"You never really know what to expect . We knew we had a good one and now we are find out just how good now, "said head coach Chris Hanks.

This season the freshman leads the Mavericks in hitting with a .415 average and three home runs. After already earning the RMAC player of the week this year, the accolades will continue to come in for Farmer , but that is not where his focus is.

" I mean everybody wants to go to the pros, but right now I just want to help the team out and do whatever I can to win. I mean they are all my brother and us winning a National Championship is what we want. So that is what we are going to do, " said Farmer.

For the first time this Spring, Caleb and the Mavs will look to make it back to back trips to the Division 2 College World Series.

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