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By Alondra Olmos

SGHS varsity baseball player, Edson Ruiz, has been playing baseball since he was five years old which he attributes his current success to. In addition to playing for the school, he is now playing for our high school’s varsity baseball team. He has played on several traveling teams which have helped him —- many of the skills that benefit him now.

Edson’s dad introduced him to the sport, and has been coaching him since he started playing. “My dad has been pushing me since I started playing, and still does now.” Edson mentioned that his dad goes to every one of his games, including away games.

To improve his baseball skills he had a personal trainer who helped with his batting skills, and he spends hours at the batting cages in South Gate Park. Edson also mentions, “I practice every day at the park, including early morning practices on the weekends.”

Edson plays 2nd base and has since he was a kid. He has now developed the skills to play short stop, 3rd base, and pitcher. Edson has been on our high school’s team since his freshman year, and has been on the varsity team since his sophomore year. This year he is one of our starting pitchers. Although Edson is not sure what college he will be attending, he has decided to continue playing baseball after high school