Issaquah Eagles pitcher Brady Liddle is a huge fan of the Philadelphia 76ers National Basketball Association squad. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Issaquah Eagles pitcher Brady Liddle is a huge fan of the Philadelphia 76ers National Basketball Association squad. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Liddle relishes being in the spotlight on the hill

Issaquah hurler possesses a competitive mindset.

Issaquah Eagles junior right-handed pitcher Brady Liddle doesn’t shy away from being the center of attention on the baseball diamond.

Liddle loves having the ball in his hand in pressure situations on the rubber.

“There is no better feeling. Every pitch depends on you. You are in control of the game,” Liddle said. “You just got to attack every hitter, get ahead in the count and you got to get people out. I just pound the (strike) zone. If they hit, they hit it. I just want to throw up as many zeros as I can on the scoreboard to help this team win and make a state run again.”

Liddle said his fastball hovers in the low to mid 80s (miles per hour) range.

“I like to use my slider and changeup,” Liddle said.

Liddle enjoys playing for legendary Issaquah head baseball coach Rob Reese. Reese in his 26th season leading the Eagles.

“He is awesome and is a great coach. He demands a lot out of you but also cares about you,” Liddle said.

Recently the Issaquah Reporter had an opportunity to ask Liddle some questions about his life away from the baseball field.

Issaquah Reporter: What is your favorite restaurant in Issaquah?

Brady Liddle: I’m going to go with The Ram. I like their wings.

IR: What is something unique about you that nobody would know?

BL: I once had a pet goldfish named Tsunami.

IR: What is your dream vacation spot?

BL: It is Hawaii. I love the beach, water and the waves.

IR: Where do you see yourself in five years?

BL: I want to be playing baseball somewhere. I want to see how far it takes me.

IR: Who was your favorite sports team growing up?

BL: The Philadelphia 76ers (National Basketball Association). My dad is from Philadelphia. I grew up liking them.

IR: What is your favorite hobby away from baseball?

BL: Fishing. I like bass fishing on Lake Sammamish.

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