Athlete of the Week

Athlete of the Week: Trevor Ravelli, Beyer High baseball

Beyer High senior baseball player Trevor Ravelli. April 11, 2017.
Beyer High senior baseball player Trevor Ravelli. April 11, 2017.

Beyer High senior Trevor Ravelli can’t recall the last time a baseball team he played for lost three games in a row.

And then it happened.

The Patriots were swept by Gregori, turning the two-time defending Modesto Metro Conference champions into chasers.

Beyer needed a stopper against Sylvan Avenue rival Enochs and Ravelli was happy to oblige. He was 4 for 10 in a series sweep with four runs and two RBI, but it was his start Wednesday that turned heads.

Ravelli struck out 12 in an eight-inning complete game, mixing a fastball and slider to near perfection in a 5-3 win.

“I’m glad the team rose to the occasion,” said Ravelli, who impressed coach Dom Duran with his perseverance.

After giving up a tying two-run home run in the seventh, Ravelli sparked a rally in the eighth with a leadoff single. He also retired the final four batters, including the last on strikes.

“I was determined to get that win and prove to coach that I need to be in the starting rotation,” Ravelli said.

Age: 17

Class: Senior

Parents: Jason and Tracy Ravelli

Place of birth: Doctors Medical Center

Hobby: Hanging out with friends

Favorite class: Economics

Favorite teacher: Mr. Clark

Favorite meal: Pepperoni pizza

Favorite athlete: Derek Jeter

Favorite app: Twitter

Favorite emoji: Winking face

Can’t stop listening to: Post Malone

3 things you’d want on a desert island: Friends, ball and a glove

Finish this sentence: I want to be ... “child psychiatrist.”