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Carroll Shortstop Going After Professional Baseball Career

Jun 08, 2016 06:58AM ● By Kevin
Every now and then, we catch up with college-bound athletes from Carroll High School. This week, we chatted with Hudson Sanchez, shortstop for the Dragons, who heads to Texas A&M to continue his athletic endeavors next year.

Southlake Style: Why did you choose this school over others you were offered?

Hudson Sanchez: Because it is in the SEC which is the strongest baseball conference. The atmosphere at the games is unbelievable. Also the coaches and facilities there are the best of the best. 

SS: Tell us the story of how you got started in the sport of baseball, when you fell in love with it, and when you realized you were good enough to play at the next level.

Sanchez: I first had a glove when I was 2, and from there I always was messing around the house with baseball stuff. Me and my dad would throw rocks at stuff at an open lot behind our house and that's how I learned to throw. I fell in love with the game from before I can remember. As I grew older I was always one of the better players at every level so I knew I could play at the next level. 

SS: Do you know what your major/focus will be and/or your future career path? Why are you pursuing it?

Sanchez: Being a pro baseball player. It has been my dream since I was little and couldn't imagine doing anything else.

SS: List your favorite memory (or memories) at Carroll ISD, both on and off the baseball field.

Sanchez: I have enjoyed meeting friends and getting different opportunities to excel throughout my years in Carroll ISD. On the baseball field I have had a lot of fun times playing and competing with all my best friends. 

SS: Name some of your mentors / key influencers in your baseball career (and why).

Sanchez: Ryan Bonesio and Brandon Chancellor have coached me since I was ten and have helped to further my baseball skills. My dad has been a big influence because he has always been there to practice with me and travel everywhere with me. 

SS: Favorite baseball player of all time (and why).

Sanchez: Alex Rodriguez. He was one of the first and youngest five-tool shortstops and could do everything at the highest level.

SS: Shout outs and thank yous to anyone special in your life, and any last things you'd like to add.

Sanchez: Thank you dad and Christine for working hard to allow me to play the game I love and always being there. Love you.