Myles Farley's solid performance in a West Suburban Silver baseball game against Hinsdale Central helped the Trojans and led to him being named the Sears Hardware and Appliance Athlete of the Week.
Downers Grove North
Why Farley was selected:
Farley scored a run and drove in three to help the Trojans to a crazy 18-17 win against Hinsdale Central.
On a day where every player was in a groove in the batter’s box, Myles Farley was no exception. The junior third baseman and Downers Grove North’s No. 4 hitter had three plate appearances in the first two innings of Friday’s game against Hinsdale Central and produced a run and three RBIs as the Trojans went on win 18-17. Farley, the Sears Hardware and Appliance Athlete of the Week, spoke with Suburban Life sports editor Jason Rossi about Friday’s game and about playing third base at the varsity level.
What was it like to be part of a game like that offensively?
Hitting is definitely contagious, especially a game where 30-some runs are being scored. In my first at-bat, when I doubled, I felt I was seeing the ball a little better, and that definitely does a ton for your confidence.
How do you like playing third base?
I played third base over the summer and during my freshman year, so I’ve had a little experience with it. The change [to playing at the varsity level] wasn’t that hard. I definitely like it. The ball is on you really fast. I love it.
You’re also a very good basketball player. Which sport do you like better?
I like baseball better. I grew up with it, and it’s my dad’s favorite sport so we’ve kind of bonded with that.
What would you say is your best defensive attribute?
I would say my glove. I think my hands work together really well and I have pretty good coordination. Knock on wood, not a lot has gotten past me so far.