Noble’s Dalton Black – Driven Athlete of the Month Presented by Landers Auto


By Kelsey Baucom

Dalton Black, junior at Noble High School, started playing baseball at the young age of five. Soon after, he fell in love with the game and continued to play. One of his favorite things about baseball is the unique challenge that every game presents.

“I like the challenge of the game,” Black said. “Baseball never has the same outcome. Every game is different.”

This year, the Bears have already outdone their previous season’s record, and Black’s goal is to see their success to the end of the line.

“This season has been a lot of fun so far,” he said. “Our record is better than it was last year and I hope to see it keep improving. The goal I have for me and my teammates this year is to make it to state.”

Black feels that if the team works together as a unit, they will be successful. That is why he aims to maintain a positive mindset to be a steady leader for his teammates.

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“I want our team to be the best and come together as a team. Staying positive and coming together always has a better outcome,” he said. “I am passionate about baseball so coming together as a team is important to me. When you get down on yourself it lets the whole team down.”

Noble baseball coach Brad Anglin loves having Black on the team, for these reasons and for many more.

“Dalton exemplifies what we look for our program to stand for,” said Anglin. “He is selfless in all aspects. The way he carries himself on the baseball field and off is a model for others to follow.”

Black acknowledges multiple people for influencing him motivating him to continue improving himself.

“My teammates influence each other on and off the field. We keep each other motivated. We are always competing with each other which pushes us to do better,” he said. “I have a lot of people who have influenced me. My parents are always there for me and supporting me. I want to thank my coaches for the support they give on and off the field and always believing in me and and giving me the opportunity to prove myself.”