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By Travis Sloat

Kade Goeke is a senior second baseman on the Enid High School baseball team with clear goals in mind for his final high school season. 

“My individual goals are to help the team in any way possible, and be the absolute best teammate I can be,” Goeke said. “Our team goals are to host the regional tournament and eventually make the state tournament. We’re getting better day in and day out. Our attitude as a team is to play harder than anyone we play against.” 

Those goals have been running through Goeke’s brain since he picked up a bat and ball at the age of four, and he said he has loved the game ever since. Things have been progressing well for him, as he was selected in the summer of 2020 to play in the Oklahoma state games. 

Goeke said as a senior, he is relishing the thought of having others on the team look to him for leadership, and he said he does what he can to make sure they continue to respect him. 

“I tend to guide the underclassmen just like the upperclassmen did me when I was a freshman,” he said. “I want to make sure they see how everything is in the program and all of our guys do a great job of working hard.” 

In addition, Goeke said he likes to try to display good morals and character whether he’s up at the plate or in the classroom. 

“Having character on the field means no matter how my game is going, I don’t let that affect me or let my teammates see any negative body language,” he said. “Off the field, I try to take school seriously, try to get good grades, and don’t do anything stupid that will get me in trouble.” 

Goeke said after high school he would like to be a dentist but remains uncommitted to any college right now. In his free time, he said he enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing video games. 

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