Athlete of Week: Edwards team player for Seahawks

mbbase-lukeedwardsMyrtle Beach High baseball player Luke Edwards is more about “we” than “me”, even when it comes to winning a local award like the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week. Despite going 7-for-8 with three RBIs and helping the Seahawks to a pair of region wins, Edwards was  happy to share the credit.

“I would say the team did very well,” said Edwards, a sophomore shortstop for the Seahawks. “I’m not a big fan of being egocentric and selfish. I was raised to be humble and that has carried with me all my life, so I would say we as a team did very well.”

Following in the footsteps of big brother and former Seahawk Landon, Edwards is all about the team concept, as Myrtle Beach is relying on a balanced lineup instead of a handful of stars this season to stay in the hunt for a region title and playoff spot. Besides, Edwards is less motivated by personal gain than his lifelong love of the game.

“I have been playing baseball ever since I could spell it,” Edwards joked. “It has been in my blood ever since my dad introduced me to it. I fell in love with the game since I was at least 2. It’s my passion. I have been playing for Myrtle Beach for four years now and each and every day I enjoy every minute.”

Edwards displays that passion on and off the diamond and it carries over to his teammates. “Like my dad says, ‘Be yourself on the field and do you. Have positive thoughts and the success will come to you.’ That’s how I succeed on the field and off the field.”

But Edwards is more concerned about the team’s success than his own, and he believes the Seahawks have what it takes in place to make a nice postseason run. With less than three weeks left in the regular season, he hopes to help Myrtle Beach play its best baseball at the right time.

“This team has potential, and I can feel it,” Edwards said. “I feel comfortable with this team and I have a good feeling in my gut that this team is going to go a long way with positive thoughts.”

Photo by Prep Stars Media

 

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