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James Pernetti

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    Merced College 




    Merced College 

    Height: 6'3"
    Position: 3rd base/shortstop
    B/T: R/R
    Hometown: Ceres, Calif.
    School: Merced College 

    College Major:  Kinesiology

    College Sport played:  Baseball

    High School:

    4 Years All Conference - Baseball
    2 Years Conference MVP – Baseball
    2 Years All Conference – Basketball
    2 Years County All Star Team – Baseball
    2 Time Athlete of the Year – Ceres High School
    4 Year Scholar Athlete


    Favorite Sport (besides softball):  Baseball

    Favorite Pro Sports Team:  SF Giants
    Favorite College Sports Team:  Oregon Ducks

    Hobbies:  Playing Drums

    Favorite Food:  Pizza

    Late Night Snack:  Milk and Oreos

    What person do you admire most:  My Parents

    Three people you would love to have dinner with:  Michael Jordan, Willie Mays, Kurt Warner

    Dream Job:  Professional Baseball Player

    Pets:  2 Dogs and 1 Cat

    What does it mean for you to represent your country at this level?

    It's quite an honor to represent my country in this way. I never imagined doing something like this and it will be quite a thrill.

    What are the keys to the success of the USA Softball Junior Men’s National Team entering the World Championships?

    For the team to be successful, we'll need to handle the pressure of playing in front of large crowds and be able to relax ourselves.

    What you do enjoy the most about fast pitch softball?

    I enjoy the quick pace of fast pitch softball the most.

    How did you get started in fast pitch?

    I got started in fast pitch by my college baseball coach Nate Devine sending me to Michigan for a camp with the team.

    Any other personal story you would like to share about you or your softball career?

    I've played baseball all of my life. Softball is sort of a new experience and somewhat of a challenge.

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