As a senior in high school, Clayton was 175lbs and topped 77mph. His freshman year of college Clayton attended Whitman College and topped 80mph his freshman fall. That winter he trained at Driveline Baseball and started throwing 84mph. His sophomore summer he reached 89mph before attending Lamar Community College. Clayton now tops 91mph, and he attends Augustana University, where he will be double majoring in Exercise Science and Data Analytics.
In his coaching career, Clayton has worked with youth, high school, college, and professional athletes during his coaching career. This year at Augustana, Clayton scientifically proved that the RS3 training methods significantly improved sport-specific qualities of redshirting freshmen in a seven-week training program. Currently, he is utilizing both of his degrees to apply a scientifically-driven and forward-thinking approach to training at RS3.
Mason attended a showcase his sophomore year of high school and threw 72mph. Looking for ways to improve his velocity, he researched and sought out Driveline Baseball for training. Mason made mechanical improvements over the next two years and was up to 84mph by his senior year of high school. He committed to Whitman College that same season. Mason has battled injuries throughout his college career including Tommy John Surgery, Bone Spur Removal, and a Torn Labrum. He has continued to work extremely hard despite the difficult circumstances. He has stepped behind 93mph and pulled down 96mph at 5'9" while battling bone spurs and rehabbing from Tommy John Surgery. He is obtaining an Economics major and a Psychology minor at Whitman College. He has coached athletes between the ages of 13-18, including a stint as a high school coach. He currently is helping train his teammates at Whitman.
Despite all the injuries, Mason has turned himself into one of the best athletes and people you will meet. "I realized I love baseball because I love the feeling of throwing a ball and building relationships with my teammates and coaches." Nothing matters more than the coach-athlete relationship for success and at RS3 we pride ourselves on building relationships with our athletes.
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