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Countdown to First Pitch (8 days): Alex Cruz

Feb. 10, 2011

The Georgia Tech baseball team begins the 2011 season Friday, Feb. 18 when it opens a three-game series with Kent State. With seventeen newcomers on the 2011 team, RamblinWreck.com will hold a Q&A with at least one freshman everyday until opening day in the “Countdown to first pitch” series.

Today’s feature is with freshman third baseman Alex Cruz.

Alex Cruz

3B / R-R/ 6-1 / 198

Woodstock, Ga. (Blessed Trinity Catholic)

RW.com: Why did you choose Georgia Tech?
AC: Great education and great location.

RW.com: What is the best piece of advice that a coach gave you?
AC: “Just do you.”

RW.com: What was the most interesting thing you did this summer?
AC: Swim with wild dolphins.

RW.com: What player, if any, do you pattern your game after?
AC: Adrian Beltre

RW.com: What is the reason behind your uniform number?
AC: I Never had it before, and it combined my high school and summer ball numbers.

RW.com: Name the most interesting place you’ve visited…
AC: Dominican Republic

RW.com: What’s your nickname? Reasoning behind it?
AC: Cruzy, it’s just my last name.

RW.com: Biggest accomplishments…
AC: Winning five national championship rings, graduating high school and playing baseball here at Tech.

RW.com: Interests outside of baseball…
AC: Spending time with my family.

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