N.C. States Trea Turner: “Winning is my favorite”
RALEIGH, N.C. — When N.C. State shortstop Trea Turner laces up his cleats this spring he will have one goal in mind—not the upcoming MLB Draft in June—but winning the College World Series.
“Winning is my favorite thing about this game,” Turner indicated. “Losing to UCLA last year has left a bitter taste in my mouth, and I want that National Championship.”
Turner had what looked like a home run, fall a few feet short of the left-field fence to end the Wolfpacks’ chances of winning the NCAA College World Series in Omaha, Neb., last June.
The beautiful thing about this game is, losing a heartbreaker – though demoralizing it might be –actually provides an opportunity to return more practiced and triumph over what defeated us.
“The only way to get better is by working, and taking advantage of every opportunity that you have,” Turner said. “I know I can improve in a lot of areas, and that’s what I’m doing.”
N.C. State has been flirting with a championship since the arrival of Turner and projected 1:1LHP Carlos Rodon.
Perhaps this is the year it all comes together for the Wolfpack, and if Turners determination is any indication, the championship could be in the bag.
“I play very aggressive, but at the same time stay in control,” the 20 year old phenom pronounced. “My approach to this game is somewhere between a chess match and a killer instinct. I want to win, whether you play good or bad its easy at the end if you just win.”