Tag: Aldo Velazquez
Congratulations to Robert Martin, a Clark jr. baseball player, who has been selected as KABB-TV’s “Max Scholar Athlete” of the week. Key to wins over O’Connor and the Cougars first playoff game against Southwest, Robert talks about why he’ll always be a success – on and off the field – in this video interview.
With pen in hand Clark baseball player Braden Mattson made his commitment to TCU official on Wednesday. The All-Area & All District catcher has been a varsity player at Clark since his freshman year. He joins a TCU baseball team that made a Cinderella run through Omaha during the College World Series, advancing to within a game of the championship series. Mattson will play for TCU coach, and National Coach of the Year for 2010, Jim Schlossnagle, who has led TCU to 7 straight NCAA Regional tournament appearances.
Before signing, Mattson thanked his parents, Trudy and Brian Mattson, his friends, teammates, teachers and coaches. In congratulating his star catcher, Clark coach Aldo Velazquez said, “Braden has worked hard to get here”.
Senior Carl O’Neal, who helped pitch the Clark Cougars into the 2nd round of the playoffs, committed to continuing his baseball career with the St. Mary’s Rattlers. O’Neal, who went 10-4 this year, says he enjoyed the season because of the friends on the team and the underclassmen who were willing to listen and learn, helping what was predicted to be a middle of the road team exceed all expectations. O’Neal, who is considering a degree in engineering, made his decision, he said, based on the academic opportunities, the coaching staff and the school’s reputation in baseball.
O’Neal will stay in form with appearances in two All Star games this summer. Carl is the son of Kay and Dan O’Neal. Clark Cougar baseball is coached by Aldo Velazquez.
Congratulations to Carl on a great career at Clark High School.
A nice preview of the upcoming season and an interview with Coach Velazquez by Pat Turner can be found here.