Q & A with Xavier Munsey: Baseball player looked forward to seeing what team could accomplish

PHOTO BY ROBERTA MUNSEY

By ARIEL STAHLER
Gazette & News sports writer

The 2020 high school spring sports season was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Dalton Gazette & Kidron News will be featuring Dalton High School spring athletes who recently graduated and did not get to represent the Dawgs in their final season. This week’s graduate is baseball outfielder Xavier Munsey.

What was your reaction when you found out spring sports were canceled?
I was really bummed out about it and just kind of disappointed that I didn’t get my senior season. I was really disappointed about it.

What were some of your goals for this season?
The feel that you are on the team and just do what the coaches needed me to do.

What were you looking forward to most for your senior season?
To be a leader and really work with my teammates and see what we could do as a team.

What do you miss most about baseball?
The energy of the team, seeing my friends every day and being able to play the great sport with them.

How have you kept in contact with your teammates?
We have a group chat we have been talking in. I have talked to a couple of them through a normal text. That’s it for the most part.

How have you been keeping active during your time at home?
I’ve been working a lot, playing some sports and hanging out.

How did you adjust to distance learning?
At first, I didn’t like it because I’ve never liked online classes, but I knew it was something I had to do. You get through and I just did it.

Are there any new hobbies or activities you have been keeping busy with?
I built a flatbed for my truck. I learned how to weld. I have been working on other stuff.

Have you learned anything new about yourself during this time?
I had taken advantage of being able to see friends and hang out with people every day. It was a really hard adjustment to not be able to do that.

What are your plans after graduation?
I’m currently getting ready to leave for basic training for the Army National Guard. When I get back, I will be attending The University of Akron in the spring for nursing.

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