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McAlester’s Brayden Phillips – Baseball Spotlight – Presented by Patriot Auto Group of McAlester

Standing tall behind home plate as the catcher and representing the spirit of determination and perseverance in baseball is McAlester High School senior Brayden Phillips.

Reflecting on his sport, Brayden emphasizes the role his family has played in his development. “My family; they are always by my side through everything, which makes everything so much easier.” This unwavering support from his family fuels his determination on the field.

In acknowledging the impact of his coach, Brayden acknowledges coach Shawn Calway. “Shawn Calway really pushes you to be your best and always is willing to work with you no matter what.” It’s this mentorship and guidance that have shaped Brayden’s work ethic and determination in the game.

Brayden’s approach to success is grounded in hard work and acceptance of failure as a pathway to growth. “A lot of time and hard work are put in and being able to accept failure and grow from it.” These values have propelled him through challenges and setbacks, shaping him into the athlete he is today.

Among his fondest memories is the experience of competing at the state level during his sophomore year, a nod to his dedication and skill. Looking forward, Brayden eagerly anticipates challenging opponents like Sapulpa, relishing the competition of challenging opponents.

In Ganon Mullins, Brayden finds a kindred spirit and teammate who shares his passion for the game. “Ganon Mullins and I both share the same love for the game and always strive for the best for each other.” Together, they exemplify the camaraderie and teamwork that define McAlester’s baseball program.

As Brayden prepares for the next chapter of his journey, he sets his sights on college baseball while remaining committed to representing his school and community with pride. “It means everything to represent the school and community. It’s the best feeling getting to wear the black and gold.” For Brayden, the bond with his teammates and the honor of representing McAlester High School on the diamond are unparalleled.

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