Faith Christian’s Bryson Brock has had to overcome a lot to get back on the baseball field.
Four games into his sophomore season, Brock broke his ankle sliding into home plate, which forced him to miss the rest of the season.
After a six-month recovery, Brock made it back onto the field for his junior season, but after four games, the season was cut short because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brock said it was difficult losing almost two seasons of playing baseball with his friends, but he is beyond excited to finally be back on the field for his senior season.
“It was big for me to be able to come back onto the field again,” Brock said. “To me, this means we get another chance at winning and bringing our team to the championship. I hope that’s where we get to go.”
Brock started playing baseball at a young age, but he stopped playing baseball until he started middle school.
Once he got into middle school, Brock rediscovered his love and passion for the game.
“I always liked baseball, and it grew into loving baseball after the first year of middle school.”
He joined the baseball team as a freshman, and he quickly became part of a core group of players for the became the Conquerors’ nucleus.
The Conquerors went 6-10 during Brock’s freshman season, and the future looked bright for baseball at Faith Christian.
After suffering his injury as a sophomore, Brock still showed up to games to support his teammates, and he worked hard to recover from his injury, which inspired his teammates.
“A lot of us have been together since PK, so we’ve all grown really close,” Brock said. “Of course, we argue every once in a while, but we’re all friends, and we’re all close to each other.”
Brock said he would never forget forming a bond with his teammates, and he is proud of what he and his teammates have accomplished at Faith Christian.
He has overcome many things to thrive on the varsity team, and bouncing back after his injury sophomore year was a learning experience that will help Brock succeed after he leaves high school.
“I want to be a firefighter on the Goldsboro Fire Department, and I plan on getting my EMT and then enrolling in the fire academy this year,” Brock said.