Brett Kale is a senior varsity baseball player at Jacobs High School
Algonquin Patch: How long have you been playing baseball?
Brett Kale: Since I was 5 years old.
Algonquin Patch: Who or what got you involved in baseball?
Kale: I think I just always had an interest in it but my Dad definitely helped with the involvement in it.
Algonquin Patch: Why do you enjoy playing?
Kale: It’s just something I’ve done my whole life and it’s a fun thing to do.
Algonquin Patch: What position do you play?
Kale: I play third base and I pitch.
Algonquin Patch: What’s been your favorite game this season and why?
Kale: Recently we just played Crystal Lake South and it was the second game of the series, we had won the first game the day before. We won that game too. It was a pretty emotional game and it was just a fun game to be a part of.
Algonquin Patch: Is that the highest amount of runs you scored in a game?
Kale: Personally I think the most runs that I’ve driven in, in a game, was five- as in RBIs. I think that was the most.
Algonquin Patch: What was your most difficult game you’ve played this season?
Kale: The most difficult game was probably against Huntley because we made a lot of errors and we had to try to overcome a big deficit.
Algonquin Patch: What are you looking forward to most in your next game?
Kale: We just try to get better every day.
Algonquin Patch: What’s your most proud accomplishment been ever in baseball?
Kale: That’s a tough one. I mean, I don’t really think that there’s one specific moment that I can pick out from right now.
Algonquin Patch: Do you practice beyond team practice and how often?
Kale: Yeah I practice a little bit. Well the only time we really can’t practice as a team is on Sunday. I practice during the fall and winter when there are no team workouts and go to cages, or if I’m in a bad way and I need to get some swings in then I’ll go on a Sunday and hit.
Algonquin Patch: Do you plan on playing next year?
Kale: No, I do not.