Brandon Wikoff: Honestly, I do not have a secret or certain superstition that I do prior to games or practice. I think that consistency is the main thing and coming to the field every day trying to prepare and get my work in. I have been struggling a little bit as of late, but I still take the same approach to the plate every time and try not to change anything. I think that consistency with staying with the same approach is what has allowed me to be successful.
BW: My family has had a huge impact on my sports career. My mom comes to most of the games as well and they have supported me throughout my career. They got me into the game as a child and have made many sacrifices with their lives in order for me to go to tournaments and games around the country. They both have supported me more than I could ask for and am thankful for it.
BW: Coach Hartleb is more of a player’s coach than a disciplinarian. He will get on us every once in a while, but most of the time it is well deserved. He is an easy coach to play for and allows you to play the game and have fun.
BW: There is no question that it was the Friday night game at LSU. It was the single greatest sports moment I have had in my life and something I will never forget. I have never experienced a crowd like that. They were so energetic and had such a passion for the game. When Aaron Johnson hit that home run I will never forget the excitement you saw in our dugout and to see their fans go silent. It was an amazing experience and something I will never forget.
BW: I think that this team is extremely confident in making the Big Ten Tournament. We are in a position right now where we are tied for first and still play the team we’re tied with. We have two games this week before a big conference series this weekend against Northwestern. We can put ourselves in a good position in the Big Ten following this weekend and I think that we are confident we can do so.
BW: I try not to think too far ahead and just focus on the current season that we have going. I am excited for this year and what this team is capable of doing. We have a chance to win the Big Ten this year and I am excited about that. I will see what happens after the year and take it from there. As for now, I am excited about this our team’s chances for the Big Ten as well as beyond that.
Thanks again to Brandon Wikoff for his valuable time!!