For most baseball players, having a .480 batting average and starting three years at the varsity level is a satisfactory high school career.
Shan Donovan isn't like most baseball players in more ways than one.
The starting catcher for Onamia High School is tearing up the conference and he's doing it with only one arm.
Donovan just finished his baseball season at Onamia and was one of the best hitters on his team. The Panthers finished fourth in their conference and are returning every player except for one graduating senior.
"I think our team is looking really strong heading into next year," Donovan said. "We were very young this year and the weather didn't give us any favors. I'm excited to see how good we can be."
Donovan was a weapon at the plate. He had one of the highest batting averages on the team while leading Onamia in successful bunt attempts and hitting streaks.
"It was an awesome year for me personally," Donovan said. "I still have a ton of stuff I need to work on, but I'm proud of what I was able to accomplish. I'm pretty limited at the plate, but I'm hoping next year I can get my first career double."
Having to play with one arm isn't a new struggle for Donovan. He was born with only his right arm and has faced adversity ever since.
"When I started playing baseball, they stuck me in right field because the transition from getting the ball out of my glove and into my hand wasn't quick enough," Donovan said. "As I got older and my transition became faster, I challenged myself by playing other positions. I always wanted to play catcher because nobody said I would be able to do it."
Donovan isn't shy to tell you about how confident he is. Keeping a chip on his shoulder is something he is proud of.
"I think in my position in life you have to have a certain level of confidence and to be a little full of yourself," Donovan said. "If I show any weakness physically or mentally it will be taken advantage of. I know I'm not like other kids."
Donovan's attitude has paid off in more ways than just being a successful baseball player. He also plays basketball and football.
"It doesn't matter what sport I play, I make people take me seriously," Donovan said.
Donovan was also invited to play in the local Brainerd Team USA softball game against the Wounded Warrior amputee team on July 13.
"We played a game at the Brainerd High School field and one of the guys who does the tournament noticed me," Donovan said. "I had a pretty good game that day and he asked me if I wanted to play in the softball game. It's such a cool opportunity and I'm very excited."
Donovan will be one of the youngest players at age 17 in the celebrity game.