Tuttle’s Jace Tiderman – Character Counts Presented by Eskridge Honda

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Jace Tiderman plays baseball for the Tuttle Tigers and says he has been playing the sport for as long as he can remember. His inspiration to play comes from his family, who are all lovers of the game.

“My whole family played their whole lives and I followed suit,” he said.

His mother plays an especially important role in his life.

“My biggest role model is my mom for sure,” he said. “She has been there with me through thick and thin. She never misses a game and always has my back in anything I do.”

His brother has also been an example who he looks up to. He admires his brother’s strong work ethic and it is something Tiderman strives to implement on the field as well.

“I always watched my older brother Josh and I grew up watching him do everything at the best of his ability, so I was just brought up to go my hardest in everything I do,” he said.

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Another highly important aspect of Tiderman’s athletic career is the standard of character he aims for on the field. He wants to be the best he can be for himself and his team.

“Good character is huge to me,” he said. “In sports if you have good character you will push yourself not for your own gain but for you teammates!”

He sees his teammates as family, which is part of what motivates him to be his best on the field.

“My teammates are basically my family, we are around each other everyday. And yeah, we fight sometimes but at the end of the day we still love each other,” he said.

Tiderman’s favorite part of competing for his high school is a moment many athletes treasure. Playing in front of an enthusiastic and supportive crowd makes all the difference.

“The thing I like most is probably when you’re playing a big game and you look up at the crowd going crazy cheering your team on. It’s like no other feeling will you have!” he said.