Hill Reflects on Baseball Journey


Caroline Snyder

Hugh Hill is looking forward to his senior year of Wampus Cat baseball.

Hudson Wallace, Staff Writer

Conway High School senior Hugh Hill hears his alarm go off at 5:30 AM. Time to go to practice. Hugh is known for several things, such as his rap career, but most people know him for his success on the baseball field. 

Hill began his baseball career when he was only five years old. However, Hill has a surprising reason for why he started playing baseball. “I actually started playing baseball because my parents wouldn’t let me play football,” said Hill. He recalls loving it from the start, and now 12 years later, he’s preparing for his senior season. When asked about his favorite baseball memory, Hugh states,” My favorite memory in my baseball career is when we won the 6a state championship this past season.” Hill was Conway High School’s star left-handed pitcher, earning all-conference, all-state, and an all-state tournament team selection for his junior season. 

When asked about his upcoming season, Hill says he is most looking forward to, “Making memories while making another run at the state title.” Hill has also been focusing on increasing his pitching speed and hopes to break his top speed of 92mph. After he finishes his high school career, Hugh plans to continue his baseball career at the University of Richmond in Richmond Virginia. Hugh states,” I can’t wait to compete at the division 1 level, in such a high-level conference in the Atlantic Ten.” Hill hopes that competing in such a high-level conference will push his game to the next level, and help him grow not only as a player but as a person.