Q&A with Richmond Hill's Leighton Finley

Posted 1/4/2022

Meet Leighton Finley, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound shortstop/pitcher from Richmond Hill High School who has signed with Georgia. Finley is a member of the South Georgia Big 10 cover for the 2022 Georgia Dugout Preview Magazine. Here are 10 questions with him.

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Q: What in-game rituals or superstitions do you have?

A: Never jinx a baseball player.


Q: Who is your favorite professional sports team?

A: Atlanta Braves.


Q: What is your favorite food to eat?

A: Pizza.


Q: Name one thing people may be surprised to learn about you? 

A: I watch a lot of movies.


Q: Who is your favorite teacher and what is your favorite high school subject?

A: Mrs. Harper is my favorite teacher and business is my favorite subject.


Q: Outside of baseball, what is your next hobby? 

A: Basketball.


Q: If you could travel anywhere outside the U.S., what would be your dream location and why?

A: Greece, because it has a lot of places to visit that are cool.


Q: Name the person you'd like to meet the most.

A: Mike Trout so he can teach me to play like him.


Q: Who has been the most influential person in your life?

A: My mom and dad because they have always supported me.


Q: After baseball, what career are you planning to pursue?

A: I plan on playing baseball at the University of Georgia and unsure of a major yet.