Tonkawa’s Dylan Hamilton – Character Counts Presented by Farmers Exchange Bank

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The Tonkawa baseball team returns to the diamond this season after enjoying an 18-win effort in 2018. Under head coach Brady Holland, the Bucs are looking to make another run at the state tournament. One of the players expected to have a standout season is junior shortstop, Dylan Hamilton. 

Hamilton is a key ingredient to the overall success of the program and he feels this team has the guys to make it happen. 

“The thing I like most about my team is that we are always pushing each other to get better and we are always picking each other up when we are down,” said Hamilton. “My expectations for this season is to win another districts title and hopefully make it to the state championship.”

Influenced by his big brother, Hamilton started playing baseball at a very young age. 

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“I started playing baseball at the age of four and started playing competitive travel ball when I was eight years old. The only other sport I play other than baseball is basketball,” said Hamilton. “My older brother (Austin Hamilton) has had the biggest influence on my life because he was always pushing me to be better at baseball and life.”

As a member of the National Honor Society and FFA, Hamilton knows the value of making good grades and being the best he can be in the classroom. 

“Academics are very important to me because I need to have good grades so I can get into a good college to play baseball,” Hamilton said. “My plan is to attend college to continue my education and to hopefully be able to pitch for a college baseball team.”

The shortstop/pitcher loves representing Tonkawa and his classmates when he steps onto the field. The support he and his teammates receive does not go unnoticed. 

“The best thing about being a student-athlete at THS is to see how much the community and fans come out and supports us. They travel all over to support us in all the sports we play,” said Hamilton. 

When he’s not at practice or in a game, Hamilton enjoys hanging out with friends and playing video games.