Wichita South’s Brandon Cato – Athlete Spotlight Presented By Kauffman Insurance Agency

By Blake Chadwick

Wichita South senior Brandon Cato has been playing baseball for over 14 years, and now, as a senior, he is ready to leave it all on the field.

Cato plays all over the field but is primarily at shortstop, pitcher, or second and third base.

“Cato is a great kid on and off the field,” South High head coach Douglas Petty said. “He is a well-rounded ballplayer who can play anywhere, is hardworking and is reliable. Holds teammates accountable. I cannot say enough good things about him.”

The senior has a special type of urgency about him that separates him from a lot of players around the city league.

“As a player my ability to stay in the moment, block out nerves and focus on my task in my at-bat, in the field, or on the mound,” Cato said. “My coaches never have to worry about me because I go 110% every single day, and I know what I expect out of myself.”

Coming off of a year where the Titans struggled, Cato has some personal and team goals that he wants to check off his list.

“For our team, it’s us coming together every single day and getting better at practice every day, and if we do, we can make a deep playoff run and win a lot of games,” Cato said. “My goals are first team all-city and hitting over .400 for the year.”