Athlete of the Week: Andrew Henderson

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) Not many ten-year-olds are 5’7, let alone throw a fastball more than 60 miles an hour.

“It intimidates the batters,” said Andrew Henderson.

Henderson can. He’s been dominant on the mound for the GJ Titans baseball club and will represent the Northwest Region at the All-American Games in Florida in August.

“When he's on the mound he's quite the neutralizer so I had a feeling he wasn't going to have any trouble making this team,” said Titans head coach Kenny Johnson.

Henderson’s three pitches are a four-seam fastball, circle change-up and a split-finger. The split-finger is his favorite.

“It’s to throw the batter off in his timing and location,” said Henderson.

Henderson has been playing baseball since he was three years old but only picked up pitching within the last year.

Henderson says he wants to play professionally one day.

“If the chips fall right and get dealt good cards and falls into some good luck I think he could have a shot to get paid to play at some point,” said Johnson.

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