From playing in CVI Little League to making NCS three times in a row, senior shortstop Manny Garcia has a true passion for playing baseball. He is currently hitting .500 with a .600 on base percentage and has an outstanding statistic of a 1.000 fielding percentage.
Anyone can tell you Garcia is one of the best players on the team, and he can thank his years of experience for it.
Garcia started playing baseball around five years old and looked up to his brother who later became a great mentor for him. Once Garcia started playing on varsity as a sophomore, it gave him tons of confidence and sparked the realization of his love for the sport.
He is excited about this year’s team and believes the Trojans can go above and beyond with wins.
“I love playing in the NCS runs, especially the championship we had two years ago against De La Salle, but sometimes it’s not about wins, it just solidifies that we have a really great baseball program here,” he said.
Garcia is looking forward to playing baseball in college, and hopefully professionally.
“Manny is someone who is harding working, dedicated, and plays passionately. He is really a leader to us all on and off the field. Overall, he is a fun teammate to play with and truly cares about to seeing everyone succeed as a whole,” said teammate Daniel Gutierrez.