Ernesto Pereda, a freshman short-stop is excited to be playing baseball again after he fractured his leg the latter end of his sophomore year at Imperial High School. Ernesto played baseball his freshman and sophomore year and received the Most Valuable Player Award. It was unfortunate that he had to stop playing baseball as he had to undergo several surgeries.
After graduation from high school, he was finally well enough to continue his passion of playing baseball and joined the IVC Men's Baseball Team. He was able to be part of the fall ball team.
If you ask Ernesto why does he love to play baseball, he will tell you that it is because he is very competitive and baseball is the place for him that "is another life for me"! He states that he has a real love and passion for baseball just like his father who would never stop talking about his hero, Tony Gwyn from the San Diego Padres.
Ernesto would like to continue playing baseball at a division 1 college. He aspires to let baseball take him as far as it can. He is currently undecided in his major but is looking towards majoring in Computer Information Systems or becoming a Nutritional Trainer.
We are glad that Ernesto recovered from his fractured leg injury and is ready to play baseball this spring. IVC Athletics Program welcomes Ernesto and we hope to see him grow in his skills and become a great student-athlete.
Catch Ernesto this Spring 2017 as our baseball team will begin its official regular season on January 15th, 2017.