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Patrick Liddell: Something Special

By Brian Becker

I was recruiting players for Perfectos Jr Babe one afternoon while watching a jr hi baseball game when I first saw Patrick Liddell. He was catching the game. It was clear he hadn't had much training at the position, but he made up for technique with pure heart and hustle.

Patrick Liddell. Pitch Hit & Run St Louis Cardinals Team Championship - First Place - at Busch Stadium.

I quickly found his family and discovered that Patrick had never played baseball before practice had started the previous month.

I was looking at raw talent and it was impressive. Of course I signed him to our Jr Babe Perfectos and got him connected with catching coach Jason Gwin (Assistant Coach at Three Rivers Softball) to begin to learn catching techniques.

On May 6, at our local Pitch Hit & Run contest, Patrick had the fastest 13-14 year old Run which won him the opportunity to move on to sectionals.</