Nate Mendoza – Student Athlete Of The Week

Name: Nate Mendoza

Sport: Baseball

School: Oak Hills

Grade: Senior

This week’s accomplishment: Mendoza helped the Bulldogs begin MRL play with three wins. He pitched a complete game without allowing an earned run and struck out 10 against Burroughs then went 3 for 4 with a double, two runs and two RBIs against Serrano and added a double, a walk, an RBI and a run against Hesperia.

What do you like most about your sport: The intensity when it’s a close game.

How long have you been playing your sport and how did you get started: I’ve been playing baseball since I was 6 years old, and I started playing when I saw my brother playing.

Pregame ritual: Praying

Most memorable sports moment: Throwing a no-hitter against Hesperia last year.

If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be and why: I’d be Francisco Lindor because he makes unbelievable plays in the field.

Something most people don’t know about you: I love to sing.

How would you spend $1 million: Buying a house for my parents.

Where would you go if you could travel anywhere in the world: Puerto Rico

If you had an extra hour every day, how would you spend it: With all my family.

What superpower do you wish you had: The ability to fly.

Favorite sports team: Anaheim Angels

Favorite athlete: Mike Trout

Favorite superhero: Spider-Man

Favorite TV show: “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”

Favorite movie: “Friday”

Favorite song: “Congratulations” by Post Malone

Favorite meal: Chicken and waffles

Favorite local restaurant: Pancho Villas

Favorite app: Snapchat

Twitter handle: @natemendoza12

For more local sports information visit:   www.vvdailypress.com/sports

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