Ben Pearce, son of John and Lori Pearce, is a senior at Brentwood Academy and this week’s Kerr & Co. Realty Athlete of the Week.
He is a member of the Varsity Baseball Team and plays the positions of third base and pitcher. This season, Pearce has been a consistent performer at the plate and on the field.
Pearce joined the world of baseball after encouragement from his father. He said he started playing when he was only five years old and quickly fell in love with the sport. He started in a Brentwood Civitan league and quickly moved to travel baseball.
When asked what inspires him to continue training and competing he said, “All my friends play baseball, so it is super easy to show up to the field and want to practice because we are having a fun time.”
Pearce said his father is his biggest role model and inspiration. “He is one of the most hardworking and caring people I know,” Pearce said, adding that he always gives his time and money to those that need it.
He describes himself as multi-dimensional, saying that he likes being able to have different types of conversations and adapt to different situations. Outside of baseball, he enjoys spending time with friends and watching YouTube videos.
In the fall, he will attend The University of Tennessee- Knoxville where he plans to study accounting or business.