Meet the Stars that will represent EP at World Series

Updated: Aug 8, 2018



Eagle Pass, TX - The Eagle Pass Babe Ruth League 13 Year-Old All-Stars will represent the Southwest Region at the 2018 Babe Ruth 13 Year-Old World Series.


The Stars are assisted by David Lopez, Morris Libson and Tomas Garcia, coached by Robert De La Garza.


Well-known sports fanatic A.D. Ibarra took the time to make an awesome individual Q&A on several of the Youths.


***Article will be updated as Q&A are performed, we will keep you posted***


Luis Kancheff

What are your parents’ names?

Luis and Gloria

Who is your favorite baseball team?

The New York Yankees

What team did you play on this season?

Red Sox

Who’s your favorite baseball player?

Derek Jeter

What position do you play?

Everything

What is your favorite position?

Shortstop and Pitcher

Give me a career highlight for yourself. What was your best performance?

When I hit two home runs in a game in 12U against another summer league team.

What’s your favorite movie?

The Sandlot and 42

What’s on your Ipod?

Mexican rap like Bad Bunny

What’s something that your coach tells you all the time?

Always hustle on the field.

Give me some advice for a young player playing baseball for the first time.

Just work hard and do your best and if you work hard enough you can achieve it.

What are your plans for the future?

To play college baseball and jump to the Major Leagues.

What’s gonna happen at this World Series, what would be a dream come true?

To win and for me to do well and try to help the team. The cherry on top would be to get the game winning hit or a game winning catch.

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Donovan Becerra

What are your parents’ names?

Ricardo and Alondra

Who is your favorite baseball team?

Boston Red Sox

What team did you play on this season?

Red Sox

Who’s your favorite baseball player?

Dustin Pedroia

What position do you play?

Second and Pitcher

What is your favorite position?

Second Base

Give me a career highlight for yourself. What was your best performance?

My first home run at Chittim Park against the Dodgers when I was 11. I also won the first game that we played in Arkansas two weeks ago.

What’s your favorite movie?

Avengers Infinity War

What’s on your Ipod?

The Weekend

What’s something that your coach tells you all the time?

Hustle. Always know what you’re going to do with the ball. Get the ball on the hop.

Give me some advice for a young player playing baseball for the first time.

Try your best. Never give up. Keep your eye on the ball. Listen to your coaches.

What are your plans for the future?

To play major league baseball.

What’s gonna happen at this World Series, what would be a dream come true?

A dream come true would be to hit a grand slam to win a game, hopefully the championship. It’s gonna be a challenge, but we’ve been working really hard and we are ready to take on anybody.

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Kyle Gloria

What are your parents’ names?

Carlos and Lucinda

Who is your favorite baseball team?

The Detroit Tigers

What team did you play on this season?

Rangers

Who’s your favorite baseball player?

Clayton Kershaw

What position do you play?

Center Field 

What is your favorite position?

Center Field

Give me a career highlight for yourself. What was your best performance?

A diving catch in Somerset against the Mud Dogs. It was the second out of the inning but it was a highlight nonetheless.

What’s your favorite movie?

The Waterboy

What’s on your Ipod?

Post Malone

What’s something that your coach tells you all the time?

Stop dropping your hands

Give me some advice for a young player playing baseball for the first time.

Try your hardest, play your heart out.

What are your plans for the future?

Play for UT and hopefully get drafted.

What’s gonna happen at this World Series, what would be a dream come true?

We’re gonna get to the championship and a dream come true would be hitting a home run in the championship to win the game.

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Alan Vielma

What are your parents’ names?

Fernando and Gloria

Who is your favorite baseball team?

The Texas Rangers

What team did you play on this season?

Red Sox

Who’s your favorite baseball player?

Adrian Beltre

What position do you play?

Short Stop and Middle Infield

What is your favorite position?

Short Stop

Give me a career highlight for yourself. What was your best performance?

Then I hit a grand slam in an All-Star Game here at sectionals against Five Diamonds.

What’s your favorite movie?

The Perfect Game

What’s on your Ipod?

George Strait, Luke Bryan and Cody Johnson

What’s something that your coach tells you all the time?

Work hard, never give up.

Give me some advice for a young player playing baseball for the first time.

To keep practicing and if you fail, never give up and keep trying.

What are your plans for the future?

Try to make college ball and hopefully get drafted.

What’s gonna happen at this World Series, what would be a dream come true?

We’re gonna try hard and we’re going to try our best to make Eagle Pass Proud. A dream come true would be to meet Adrian Beltre, but a dream come true in this World Series would be to win the whole thing. 

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Alex Paniagua

What are your parents’ names?

Alonso and Mariela

Who is your favorite baseball team?

The Los Angeles Dodgers

What team did you play on this season?

Red Sox

Who’s your favorite baseball player?

Clayton Kershaw

What position do you play?

Pitcher, First Base and Third Base

What is your favorite position?

Pitcher

Give me a career highlight for yourself. What was your best performance?

Probably pitching in this last Regional Tournament in Arkansas. I threw five innings and only allowed one run on three hits and six strikeouts.

What’s your favorite movie?

Happy Gilmore

What’s on your Ipod?

Little Uzi and Drake 

What’s something that your coach tells you all the time?

Keep a positive attitude, don’t let anything get to your head. Don’t get frustrated.

Give me some advice for a young player playing baseball for the first time.

Try your best and have fun.

What are your plans for the future?

Play baseball in the pros.

What’s gonna happen at this World Series, what would be a dream come true?

We’re gonna try to win it and we’re gonna try to dominate. To win the World Series and go to the MLB.

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Aidan Lopez

What are your parents’ names?

David and Julie

Who is your favorite baseball team?

The Texas Rangers

What team did you play on this season?

Rangers

Who’s your favorite baseball player?

Robinson Cano

What position do you play?

First Base and Outfield

What is your favorite position?

Outfield

Give me a career highlight for yourself. What was your best performance?

I hit a home run to take back the lead vs Boerne in 2015. It was a Little League Sectional Tournament to move on. It felt good.

What’s your favorite movie?

Black Panther

What’s on your Ipod?

Drake and XXXTentacion

What’s something that your coach tells you all the time?

Keep our heads up and never get down.

Give me some advice for a young player playing baseball for the first time.

It’s a great game and there’s gonna be hard times and there are going to be good times. Keep your eye on the ball and try your best every game.

What are your plans for the future?

Go to play college ball and have a good career.

What’s gonna happen at this World Series, what would be a dream come true?

We want to take it, we want to win the championship not would be great. A dream come true would be to win a World Series.

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Jose Duran

What are your parents’ names?

Jose and Lizzet

Who is your favorite baseball team?

The Yankees

What team did you play on this season?

Red Sox

Who’s your favorite baseball player?

Derek Jeter

What position do you play?

Left Field 

What is your favorite position?

I like pitching a lot, and I wish I could do it more, but we don’t have a lot of outfielders.

Give me a career highlight for yourself. What was your best performance?

When I was like ten years old, we were losing like 4-3 and I hit a two-strike, two-run homer to give us the lead in Dripping Springs. 

What’s your favorite movie?

We Are Marshall

What’s on your Ipod?

Whatever really, I don’t really have a favorite type of music, but the last thing I listened to was some country music by Thomas Rhett.

What’s something that your coach tells you all the time?

You always have to give it 110%, that’s something he always tells us.

Give me some advice for a young player playing baseball for the first time.

Always be positive and never give up.

What are your plans for the future?

When I grow up I’d like to play professional baseball, but if I can’t I would like to be an athletic trainer. 

What’s gonna happen at this World Series, what would be a dream come true?

We’re just gonna play and hopefully we can win it all. A dream come true would be to be drafted by the Yankees and play for them one day.

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Robert De La Garza

What are your parents’ names?

Robert and Antonia

Who is your favorite baseball team?

The Baltimore Orioles

What team did you play on this season?

Red Sox

Who’s your favorite baseball player?

Manny Machado

What position do you play?

All of them

What is your favorite position?

Pitcher, Short Stop, Second and Third

Give me a career highlight for yourself. What was your best performance?

When I got MVP at Regionals.

What’s your favorite movie?

The Sandlot and Black Panther

What’s on your Ipod?

Rap music like Rich The Kid, Eminem and Bruno Mars

What’s something that your coach tells you all the time?

Never give up on a play and have a good attitude.

Give me some advice for a young player playing baseball for the first time.

You have to have good grades in school and a good attitude towards your classmates.

What are your plans for the future?

Make it to the MLB and attend a good college.

What’s gonna happen at this World Series, what would be a dream come true?

Hopefully we win and we come back home happy. A dream come true would be if we become the first team in Eagle Pass history to win a World Series!

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Juan Martinez

What are your parents’ names?

Juan and Yahaira

Who is your favorite baseball team?

Texas Rangers

What team did you play on this season?

Rangers

Who’s your favorite baseball player?

Elvis Andrus

What position do you play?

Catcher

What is your favorite position?

Third Base

Give me a career highlight for yourself. What was your best performance?

Last year when I hit a walk-off home run for my team the Roadrunners against Perfecto Mancha! There were runners on first and third.

What’s your favorite movie?

Sicario II

What’s on your Ipod?

Mexican rap and rap like El Guero, Drake, Lil’ Skies and Bad Bunny

What’s something that your coach tells you all the time?

To run in and off the field

Give me some advice for a young player playing baseball for the first time.

Just try hard and never give up on your dreams.

What are your plans for the future?

Hopefully play college and then from there the MLB.

What’s gonna happen at this World Series, what would be a dream come true?

If it’s the way I hope that it goes, I hope that we will win and we’re gonna go out there and represent Eagle Pass Baseball. 

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Efrain Estrada

What are your parents’ names?

Cesar and Alicia

Who is your favorite baseball team?

Washington Nationals

What team did you play on this season?

Astros

Who’s your favorite baseball player?

Bryce Harper

What position do you play?

Outfield

What is your favorite position?

Pitcher

Give me a career highlight for yourself. What was your best performance?

When I hit three home runs in a row in the all stars in Bracketville against Eagle Pass.

What’s your favorite movie?

The Sandlot and Fast and Furious 8 with The Rock

What’s on your Ipod?

Cumbias Fito Olivares, Los Garcia Brothers and Los Reyes Locos

What’s something that your coach tells you all the time?

Keep your eye on the ball, don’t step out and don’t turn your head, be positive and play as a team.

Give me some advice for a young player playing baseball for the first time.

To never give up and every sport is hard and it is a difficult task to play any sport.

What are your plans for the future?

Go to school, get a job, study for border patrol and see where my future takes me.

What’s gonna happen at this World Series, what would be a dream come true?

We’re gonna win. A dream come true would be to win the World Series.

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Isaac Stanwick

What are your parents’ names?

Daniel and Lydia

Who is your favorite baseball team?

The Boston Red Sox

What team did you play on this season?

Red Sox

Who’s your favorite baseball player?

Jackie Robinson

What position do you play?

Center Field

What is your favorite position?

Center Field

Give me a career highlight for yourself. What was your best performance?

Well, when I was younger, we were playing in Dripping Springs and there was a runner on third base and a kid hit a pop-up to me in center field and he tagged from third and I gunned him out at home!

What’s your favorite movie?

The Longest Yard,  the one with Adam Sandler

What’s on your Ipod?

Drake, The Weekend and XXXTentacion

What’s something that your coach tells you all the time?

To work hard and to be respectful to the coaches and everyone. To be disciplined. 

Give me some advice for a young player playing baseball for the first time.

To work hard, to have fun and play the sport.

What are your plans for the future?

Is to go pro in any sport.

What’s gonna happen at this World Series, what would be a dream come true?

We’re going to play against some very good teams, we’re gonna work as a team and show these guys that we’re a better team than they may have thought.  A dream come true would be to win the World Series.

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Pedro Fernandez

What are your parents’ names?

Pedro and Iris

Who is your favorite baseball team?

The Texas Rangers

What team did you play on this season?

Red Sox

Who’s your favorite baseball player?

Adrian Beltre

What position do you play?

Catcher

What is your favorite position?

Catcher

Give me a career highlight for yourself. What was your best performance?

Hitting a game-tying home run in Dripping Springs two years ago.

What’s your favorite movie?

The Perfect Game

What’s on your Ipod?

Country music Cody Jackson, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Ozuna

What’s something that your coach tells you all the time?

Never give up and work hard.

Give me some advice for a young player playing baseball for the first time.

Just always try your best and always work hard.

What are your plans for the future?

Play college baseball.

What’s gonna happen at this World Series, what would be a dream come true?

We’re gonna win. A dream come true would be winning the World Series.

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Diego Martinez

What are your parents’ names?

Juan and Bertha

Who is your favorite baseball team?

The Boston Red Sox

What team did you play on this season?

Red Sox

Who’s your favorite baseball player?

Jose Altuve

What position do you play?

First Base

What is your favorite position?

First Base

Give me a career highlight for yourself. What was your best performance?

When I made a game-winning catch in Dripping Springs against The Kings.

What’s your favorite movie?

The Sandlot

What’s on your Ipod?

Country like Cody Johnson and George Strait.

What’s something that your coach tells you all the time?

Never give up. Try hard.

Give me some advice for a young player playing baseball for the first time.

Try hard. 

What are your plans for the future?

Play college baseball.

What’s gonna happen at this World Series, what would be a dream come true?

We’re gonna win. A dream come true would be to win the World Series. 

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Dante Leija

What are your parents’ names?

Hector and Martha

Who is your favorite baseball team?

The Chicago Cubs

What team did you play on this season?

Braves

Who’s your favorite baseball player?

Anthony Rizzo

What position do you play?

Third Base

What is your favorite position?

Third Base

Give me a career highlight for yourself. What was your best performance?

The diving catch I made at third last week against the 14U Eagle Pass Missions at Fort Duncan. Eddie Sepulveda, Juan Garza, Tavare Chavez and Jared Romero are on that team.

What’s your favorite movie?

The Avengers Infinity War

What’s on your Ipod?

Hip hop. Post Malone.

What’s something that your coach tells you all the time?

Check the runner before you throw and always know what the situation is. You always have to know what you’re going to do with the ball in case you get it.

Give me some advice for a young player playing baseball for the first time.

One point of the game is to have fun. Always play with heart.

What are your plans for the future?

Be a baseball player. 

What’s gonna happen at this World Series, what would be a dream come true?

We’re gonna win first place. My dream come true would be to get the game-winning hit. 

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Derek Ruiz

What are your parents’ names?

Coca and Sonia

Who is your favorite baseball team?

The Boston Red Sox

What team did you play on this season?

Rangers

Who’s your favorite baseball player?

David Ortiz & Mookie Betts

What position do you play?

Third Base

What is your favorite position?

Third Base

Give me a career highlight for yourself. What was your best performance?

When I hit a walkout home run in Little League against Coach Robert de La Garza’s team. I was in the all stars. 

What’s your favorite movie?

The Sandlot and I Can Only Imagine

What’s on your Ipod?

Fifi, Drake, contra music like Chris Brown

What’s something that your coach tells you all the time?

Keep on working hard, do good in school. 

Give me some advice for a young player playing baseball for the first time.

Just work hard and do your best in every game. 

What are your plans for the future?

To be a professional baseball player.

What’s gonna happen at this World Series, what would be a dream come true?

We’re gonna win the World Series and I’m gonna win the Home Run Derby!



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