Andrew Stewart grew up in Lawrence fielding rubber balls to help his hand-eye coordination and seeking baseball teams that value defense as much as he does.
"Growing up, the thing my dad taught me most was defense," Stewart said. "He would hit me 100 ground balls a day. I had a really good high school defensive coach that really helped me a lot. Going to Barton Community College, that head coach was a defensive specialist kind of coach, as well."
Stewart, a shortstop from Lawrence, found another place that insists on defense when he transferred to Wichita State in 2020.