A day in the life of Griffin Kirn
Griffin Kirn was born on April 19, 2002 in Columbia, South Carolina. His family moved from Columbia to Quincy when he was just 5 years old.
Kirn has one sister, Emme Kirn. Emme is a sophomore at Quincy University and plays soccer for the women’s team.
Kirn’s baseball journey started when he was just 4 years old when he started out playing tee ball. He was influenced by his dad and grandpa. His grandpa played professional baseball in an independent league in Mexico for a few years.
“I believe that I got my work ethic from my dad. He runs his own business and is successful because he works hard. He is my role model because he believes that you can never quit. He always taught me that hard work will always make me a better person in sports and in life,” Kirn said.
Kirn not only works hard on the baseball field but in the classroom as well. He is pursuing a degree in sports management and also plans on getting his master’s degree.
When Kirn graduates he wanted to use his baseball knowledge and his sports management degree to become a baseball coach or an athletic director one day.
“Pushes us to be better not only in the weight room but on the field too. Seeing how hard he works sets a good example and a standard of how we should do things. He wants to be better and in return he helps us become better too,” senior pitcher Joe Byers said.
Kirn went to Quincy Notre Dame, a catholic high school in Quincy. In high school Griffin was a two sport athlete, playing baseball and soccer.
His freshman year of high school baseball Kirn played the field and also was a pitcher. But his sophomore year his high school coaches decided that he would be better off just focusing on his pitching instead of doing both.
Standing at 6 foot 3, 225 pounds is Griffin Kirn. He is a redshirt sophomore and wears number 33 for the Quincy Hawks baseball team. He is a left handed pitcher who has a four pitch repertoire, throwing a fastball, curveball, slider, and changeup.
Off the field Kirn’s hobbies are hunting, working out, and watching sports. He enjoys watching the St. Louis Cardinals.
“Griffin is my throwing partner and we always warm up together. He tends to take everything serious by getting the basics right by not overlooking the little things. He helps me stay healthy by stretching with me and doing a few more than is required,” Spencer Walker said.
Doing the little things has also helped Krin create unbreakable bonds between him and his teammates. It doesn’t matter how bad Kirn’s day is going, he will always try to make a positive impact on it.
Whether it’s striking up a short conversation or just waving as he passes them in the hallway. He helps push his teammates in the right direction helping them become better.