Senior Captain of the San Lorenzo Valley High School baseball team, Robbie Carling, is enjoying this year of baseball and his last year at the high school.
The Cougars baseball team tied for the SCCAL Championship with St. Francis of Watsonville. Carling described the intensity of the situation: “It really is exciting knowing that you are on the top and that guys are gunning to knock you out of that position. Everyone is going to give us their best game and that is just awesome because all it does is make us better.”
Carling and the boys continued the successes of the first half of the season in the second half. Carling says, “This team’s heart is huge. This team always plays hard and we always come together in order to succeed. None of us plays for ourselves, we have all bought into what we are trying to accomplish as a team. We are all really good friends and it is amazing to be a part of it.”
Carling will be attending San Francisco State University this fall to continue his education. Carling is attending on a scholarship to play baseball for the Gators. He says, “I am pretty nervous honestly about going into a new environment in the the city, and learning about the curriculum in college. I am excited for it, but it really is going to be a big transition for myself.”
Carling already has a plan in mind for his education for the years to come,“I am going to be majoring in Civil Engineering. I am really excited about it because I like math a lot and I feel ready to make that step to further my understanding about the Engineering world.” Although, his decision was final to play baseball for the University, Robbie talked about what really convinced him to play baseball at San Francisco State: “I chose San Francisco State because the coaches really made me feel that I was really wanted in their program and they made me believe that I can come in as a Freshman and make an impact for the team in the conference. I feel that there is a great opportunity there and I am really excited for it.”
Carling looks forward to his coming years of baseball and academics.
By Ian Blair