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.