Nathan Jackie No. 6, Peter Werth No. 33, Noah Karliner No.28 Photo by Richard Nguyen.
Story By: BRANDO GUIJARRO
Baseball season has arrived! Get to know a little bit more about some of the players representing The Cypress Chargers baseball team, as we learn about their expectations for this season, fun facts about themselves, and more.
First, get to know the head coach for the Cypress Chargers, Anthony Hutting. Hutting has been with the team for eight years and this is his sixth year as the head coach. When describing this team, Hutting said, “ I really really like this group, I like the make-up of our team. I’m excited to see how this team continues to get better during the course of the season.”
Outside of coaching, Hutting enjoys playing golf, spending time outdoors, and getting as much family time as possible, as he is also a Father to his one year-old daughter Jayden.
“When I’m not here [coaching] , I like to spend as much time as I can with her.”
Next we have Trey Seely, who is a pitcher for the Chargers and is majoring in Kinesiology. This is Seely’s second year with the team and he has high expectations coming into this season, “My expectations were to win a state championship and to compete every day and play to the best we can” said Seely.
Seely also described how this team has a great bond and that they got closer as a group as the season continued. “ We’re really tight, we started off with groups and as soon as we started hanging out all together, the team became really close. We’ve all been hanging out at least once a week outside of practice”.
Before games, Seely listens to rap/ hip-hop music to get him going, preferably listening to the hip hop duo SuicideBoys.
Edgar Rosales is a shortstop for the Chargers and is majoring in Kinesiology. In his free time, Rosales said that he likes to “watch tv shows, listen to music, watch sports and hang out with the homies.”
Before games, Rosales tries to get locked in by listening to rap music to get clear minded. When asked why he wears the number 1 on his jersey, Rosales said “ I was number 2 growing up and then one year the coach’s son got number 2 so I was like alright I gotta choose number 1, so I’ve been 1 ever since”.
Rosales also mentioned his favorite baseball player is Mookie Betts from The Los Angeles Dodgers. “ Mookie is a smaller guy that proves people wrong half the time, so that’s something that I try to live by also”. Rosales also hopes to attend any Division 1 school that will give him a chance to play baseball.
Nick Bautista, pitcher, is a returning player for Cypress and is majoring in Kinesiology. Bautista spoke on what really makes practice enjoyable is, “when the guys are getting after it when we’re all locked in on the field trying to get better”.
Bautista mentioned that his hidden talent would be skateboarding. He’s been skating since he was about eight years old and he still skates here and there whenever he has time. When asked if he thinks the team can finish off strong despite the slow start, Bautstia answered confidently, “ Hell yeah. I think we’re gonna finish strong. We’re taking a little while to get started, but we’ll get it going.
Evan Adolphus is also a pitcher for The Chargers who is undeclared on his major but hopes to attend Cal State Fullerton again. He described the bond of the team as “crazy, we’re all like best friends on the team”. Adolphus has a pregame ritual in which everything that he puts on, the right side always goes on first. “ Sock goes on, right sock goes first, right pant leg goes on first”. Adolphus was optimistic when asked if he believes this team will pick things up. “100%. We’re The Chargers, we got it,” said Adolphus.