May 24, 2023
After struggling to juggle two sports at the same time, sophomore Sravik Sajja’s parents asked him to pick between playing basketball or baseball. Ultimately, he chose to quit basketball and commit to baseball.
“Baseball felt more natural to me,” Sajja said. “My family was mostly cricket players, so baseball just came naturally to me and I was better at it.”
Sajja discovered his passion for baseball when his parents signed him up for T-ball when he was younger, and he has continued to play baseball since. In his 10 years of baseball, Sajja’s favorite memory was when his baseball team had the opportunity to compete in New York in Cooperstown and ended up placing third.
Sajja’s passion for baseball did not change the fact that he still enjoys playing basketball recreationally since he misses the faster pace and more aggressive aspect of the sport. He enjoys the team aspect of both basketball and baseball since he prefers playing a sport with other people and being able to learn and celebrate with others.
“You can enjoy [basketball or baseball] with other people,” Sajja said. “[As] I said before, in a sport like tennis or badminton, you’re learning by yourself and you are going [to] celebrate with yourself, [but] it’s more fun to [play] with other people.”