Player Spotlight: Vipers Shortstop Sean Houck

June 23, 2021

P.B. Vipers veteran shortstop continuing his success this summer; Interview with Vipers’ Sean Houck.

West Palm Beach, FL. — Summer baseball is in full-swing from the CLPB, making quite the impression is Palm Beach Vipers’ Sean Houck.

This is Sean’s second year playing in the league with the Vipers. Being from Royal Palm Beach, FL, he is essentially competing in his backyard.

“I really enjoy playing here, it is extremely close and we play at some great fields. It’s really nice being able to train at Eric Cressey’s Facility, where I hit with Max Rios.”

The Vipers shortstop aspires to play professional baseball or pursue a career in personal training/physical therapy.

Houck concluded his senior year at Palm Beach Atlantic University this past spring with a degree in Human Performance & Sport. With shortened seasons in the past two years, Sean has elected to return for a 5th year of Sailfish baseball!

“I look forward to getting back with my teammates… I had a down year last year offensively so I expect for myself to bounce back and be more productive for the team.”

Only playing 26 games in 2021, Sean expects his college club to compete at a high level next year.

“I expect my team to be at the top of the conference and fighting to make it to regionals.”

Through 11 games this summer, Sean records a .292 batting avg. with 7 hits in 24 at bats and a home run! Houck feels that his game has made big strides this past year, highlighting his offensive mentality.

“I would say my approach at the plate. I’ve always been a good contact hitter, but I’m starting to look for spots where I can do a little more as I’ve gotten bigger and stronger.”

The Palm Beach Vipers have started the year well with a 7-4 record. Houck emphasizes the key to their immediate success.

“A huge key has been our pitchers throwing strikes and setting the tone… our offense has been doing a good job creating things on the base paths and forcing other teams to make plays.”

With four years of collegiate experience under his belt, Houck offers some veteran advice to the younger guys on the Vipers squad.

“Many players haven’t had any playing time yet, so I tell them to keep working and find a way on the field. Keep working hard in the gym and perfecting your craft and your time will come.”

To watch the Vipers in action this summer from the CLPB, go to gamekast.live to stream all the action!

We wish Sean and the Vipers the best of luck this summer in the CLPB!