The Leader Of The Hive
Published: 4/10/2017 10:41:15 AM
Bonneville senior Thomas Alexander has the Bees buzzing in the right direction on the diamond this spring.
Photo credit: Brad Barlow
Thomas Alexander has never really been much of a talker, but his ability to change the course of a baseball game with his talent speaks volumes. Alexander, a senior shortstop and pitcher for the Bonneville Bees, will look to utilize his supreme abilities and lead the Bees back towards a state championship this spring.
Thomas recently signed his National Letter of Intent to play shortstop for Regis University, a four-year program in Denver, Colorado.
“The program has had a lot of success, and they have a new coach who is definitely taking the program in the right direction," said Alexander. "They’ve gotten off to a great start this year and I am super excited to get there and start helping the program in the fall.”
Alexander has enjoyed a lot of personal success in his baseball career, and this year is no different. The Bees are off to a 9-4 start on the season, and only one loss has come from a team in this state, the Twin Falls Bruins, who they lost to on the opening night of the season. With that in mind, Bonneville looks poised to make another deep state tournament run.
“Making it to the state tournament and competing there is this team’s ultimate goal.” Alexander said.
It's pretty simple what he wants to be remembered for when people look back on his baseball journey.
“I just want to be remembered for being the hardest worker and best teammate I can be."
Thomas will look to conclude his career at Bonneville at the state tournament, but his career in baseball is far from over, and he had some role models to thank for molding him into the athlete and person that he is today.
“My dad, Ryan, and my head coach, Joldy Watts, are the biggest advocates of my baseball career,” Alexander said.
He has lofty goals after his days at Bonneville are over as well.
“In college, I plan on studying economics and political science, and after college, I’m hoping to go to law school. I want to play baseball for as long as possible, and then practicing law after baseball is my ultimate goal.”
The future is bright on the northeast side of Idaho Falls, and it’s even brighter for Thomas Alexander.