Blowing Past the Competition

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Imagine being in a car going 90 miles per hour. Now imagine being able to throw that fast. FCHS junior and varsity baseball player John (JJ) Glasscock has been clocked throwing that speed. “My family has a history of playing [baseball], so I followed in my dads’ footsteps,” he says.

Glasscock has played multiple positions in his many years of baseball. “I started out as shortstop, moved to third base, and I moved to the outfield. I have always pitched,” he said. He said he especially enjoys the position of pitcher “because I’m in control of the game, and I can dictate if we win or lose.”

Glasscock has played many games throughout his baseball career, but his most memorable game is the FCHS Varsity no-hitter last year against Orange. “It was my first full year of high school baseball, so it showed my presence in the district,” he explained.

The junior is committed to West Virginia to play baseball for college. When he visited, he says he “really loved the atmosphere and coaches, and the opportunity to play at such a high level in the big 12.” He plans to major in Kinesiology while in college.

Where would he like to land if he goes into the Major League? “If I were to be lucky enough to make it to the pros, I’d hope for a team in California because of the nice weather there.” After that, he says, “I’d hope to coach and train players after my baseball career.”