My name is Dustin Pease and I am the founder of Lokation Nation. My story begins in Baltimore, Maryland when I was in 8th grade. I was an extremely small, undersized, punitive in stature, left handed pitcher that had a relentless drive for the game of baseball, and to be the best I could be. I was constantly scrutinized by my coaches that I wasn’t big enough, strong enough, or just down right good enough to play baseball at a higher level or even the level I was at then.
My measurables were constantly outweighed by my bigger, stronger peers who wowed the coaches and scouts with their strength and “potential”. Fortunately for me, I refused to believe that my body size and or potential pitch velocity would prevent me from accomplishing my goals. I shifted my focus towards success and what it meant to be successful. After all, how could a university or professional organization deny statistical figures if they are dominating in nature every year? They couldn’t I thought! My ambitions were always to be the best, and to play professional baseball. However, once I shifted my focus off my future ambition, is when I realized that what I really wanted was to be successful. I wanted to be the most successful, consistent, reliable pitcher anyone had ever seen, TODAY. I wanted to prove people wrong. I realized that I could have wasted my time on trying to throw the ball as hard as I could every time, but at the end of the day, I lose the game due to bevies of poorly located pitches and miss execution.
I had an epiphany in 9th grade of high school, with some mentorship of my instructor at the time, that training myself to consistently command to precise locations of the strike zone with multiple pitches would separate me from every other pitcher. Precision was my motto, repetition was my force, and location accountability allowed me to achieve my command goals at a young age. My intelligence in understanding that this would lead to my success is why I was able to have an extensive career. I’m happy and proud to say I was a successful, professional left handed pitcher for seven years. I’m proud to say I hold multiple accolades and records from professional organizations and a NCAA Division I University, Division I Conference, and was a Division I All-American at 150 pounds with a low 80’s fastball. I’m happy to prove that with a strong drive, and intelligence to make the right decisions, all pitchers, including pitchers who may be scrutinized for being small and weak may have a chance at a productive baseball career if they learn to make the correct choices towards their route in success. High velocity is not achievable by everyone, but location is, the most difficult part is making the decision as to how you want to define your baseball career.