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30-second timeout with Max Godwin, Glenelg Country baseball catcher

By Andrew Conrad, aconrad@patuxent.com

8:35 AM EDT, May 20, 2013

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Glenelg Country School junior catcher Max Godwin has had a strong spring, culminating with a 7-0 win over Boys' Latin in the MIAA B Conference championship game at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen on Sunday, May 19.

It was the Dragons' first B Conference title in school history, and Godwin played a key role.

He worked with sophomore pitcher Dylan Farnella to craft a complete game three-hit shutout, and drew two walks, stole two bases, scored a run and had a sacrifice bunt.

After celebrating the championship, Godwin took a moment to chat about life on and off the diamond.

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Favorite TV show:

I enjoy watching Homeland on Showtime, it's a really great show.

Best moment as a high school athlete:

...winning the championship at Ripken Stadium this past Sunday! It was a great feeling to have worked hard and accomplished something great. We did it for the seniors (Miguel Flores, Jack Dougherty and Cameron Clifton).

Favorite pump-up song:

Spaceman by Hardwell. It gets me in the zone for big games.

Hobby most people might not know you have:

I love to cook. I taught my mom how to cook and we make Italian dinner for my grandma most Sunday nights.

Favorite pro athlete:

Matt Weiters. He calls a great game and is a workhorse behind the plate. He has a great arm and is an inspiration to me and I'm sure many other catchers.

Favorite movie:

Wedding Crashers. It's classic.

Dream job outside of sports:

I dream of being a Naval Flight Officer and flying an F-18 Super Hornet. I feel like I have a duty to protect the United States.

Sport you're really bad at:

I'm terrible at ice hockey. I play for Glenelg Country to support the school and to challenge myself with something that I am not good at.

The best part about high school:

...is playing baseball, and the teachers are great! The teachers are always supportive of athletics and they come to games and events at the school to support every student.

Favorite place to eat:

I love Benihana. I have been going to the restaurant every year for my birthday since I was 3 years old.

TV show you can't stand to watch:

I do not like reality TV shows because I am so involved in sports and training. I will always have some sort of game on the TV after practice or a game, except when I'm working on my schoolwork.

Funniest comedian right now:

I don't watch to much comedy so I'm going to give a shout out to one of the seniors, Jack Dougherty for being the funny guy on the baseball team. Jack always kept everyone calm and relaxed. I wish him the best of luck at Emory University playing ball for their squad!

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