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Sports Profile: Jhon Matos

Playing baseball feels like home
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Jhon Matos, a freshman, plays varsity baseball for the Lehman Lions.

Q: What sport are you playing this season?
A: I’m playing baseball this season.
Q: How long have you been playing?
A: I have been playing for six years.
Q: What inspired you to play this sport?
A: My father and grandmother inspired me to play this sport.
Q: What is your position on the team?
A: My position is a shortstop.
Q: What is the best part about playing this sport?
A: The best part about playing this sport is because it’s fun and enjoyable.
Q: What is the most challenging part about participating in the sport?
A: The most challenging part about participating in the sport is the physical training.
Q: Describe what a typical meet or game is like?
A: We usually warm-up and stretch.
Q: What was your team record last year?
A: My team’s record last year was 11 wins and 5 losses.
Q: How do you feel like the season is going so far?
A: The season has been going well so far. We had our first win yesterday (March 11).
Q: How have you improved from last year?
A: Our batting and pitching has improved a lot.
Q: What advice do you have for others who want to participate in this sport?
A: Baseball is a difficult sport but discipline and consistency can help you be great in this sport.
Q: What are you and your team’s goals for the season? Explain.
A: Our goal is to have fun,to enjoy the game and our ultimate goal is to win the championship.
Q: Do you play any other sports? If so, what are they? Which is your favorite? Why?
A: I also play basketball but I like to play baseball because it feels like home. Whatever you want in life, you need to work hard for it.
Q: When you graduate from high school, do you plan to continue playing any sports? Explain.
A: I want to continue playing baseball in college and then play professional baseball in MLB.

Jemny Santana, the 9th grade guidance counselor, helped translate during the interview.

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