Name: Matt Kemp
High School: Randleman
Years with Dirtbags: 2
College Commitment: Uncommitted
Describe Matt Kemp as a person off the field?
I’m a hard worker in the classroom. My grades are a huge part of getting me to where I want to go.
I know you’re a pretty strong academic student, what’s your favorite subject?
My favorite subject is Math.
How did you start playing baseball?
I was handed a bat and glove at the age of 4 and couldn’t get enough of it.
What areas of your game did you work on in the offseason?
I really needed to get stronger, so the big thing I worked on in the offseason was working out.
Randleman has a rich tradition of baseball, what was it like growing up watching it?
When I was younger I watched Randleman go to back to back state championships and win one of them and I knew from there I wanted to be a part of it. It’s awesome playing for this team.
Describe yourself as a baseball player?
I go 100% every play, that’s what makes good players great, and I want to be one of those guys. This is the best game in sports. I try and respect it and play it the way it’s supposed to be played
What does Dirtbags Baseball mean to you?
It means a ton. I play for the best organization in the country, and I believe that.
What’s your most memorable game as a Dirtbag?
My most memorable game so far was the game we played to take us to the semifinals in the WWBA. We won 2-1.
Who’s the best player, you have had played with while playing with the Dirtbags?
Nolan McLean (2020, Uncommitted). He’s a great player and make us all of us better.
Give us a piece of advice for future Dirtbags?
Trust the process. This organization will get you where you want to go.
Stay tuned for another exciting “Under The Gun” interview coming up Monday..