College Athlete of the Week

Modesto JC baseball

05/03/2008 6:46 AM

05/08/2008 10:58 AM

Bryant hit a three-run homer Tuesday to lift the Pirates over Santa Rosa 7-2 and clinch a North Super Region Playoffs spot. Bryant's homer broke a 2-2 tie in the eighth inning. He also had an RBI double. It was Bryant's third homer of the season. In Thursday's 10-4 loss to Santa Rosa, the freshman second baseman singled and scored a run. He is hitting .303 and is third on the team with 48 total bases.

PARENTS: Thomas and Jeannette Bryant


ON HIS WEEK: "We had guys on first and second and Coach (Bo Aiello) told me we needed a big hit. I wanted to hit a hard line drive somewhere in the outfield. I was trying to pull the ball down the right-field line. Somehow I got under it. It's the first one I ever hit where I was sure it was gone right away."

ON THE PLAYOFFS: "We're going to have to take it game by game, put all our effort into each game and win them one inning at a time."

FAVORITE ATHLETE: "I'd have to say Derek Jeter. I think he's amazing. He makes outstanding plays and is a great team player."

WALK-UP MUSIC: "Mine is 'Headstrong' by Trapt. I thought it sounded good. It gets me a little pumped up for an at-bat."

PREGAME ROUTINE: "None at all. I just go out there and play. I say a quick prayer before I go out."

FAVORITE BASEBALL MEMORY: "The home run ranks up there pretty high. My favorite one might have been two years ago. I was playing in a tournament in Idaho with the Beyer summer ball team and I hit a grand slam in the first inning."


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