Orlando Moreno’s daily approach to the game of baseball does not go unnoticed in the box score, by his teammates, or by his coaches. Whether it’s his hard work at practice or steady play during games, the Splendora Wildcats senior shortstop doesn’t settle for anything less than success.
“His focus on practice and doing the right thing day in and day out separates him from everyone else,” said Wildcats head coach Chase Reneau. “He shows up early and leaves late everyday. He does not waste one rep all day. He sets a great example of what practice is supposed to look like.”
Moreno’s hard work and leadership have paid off, as he currently leads the team in batting average, fielding percentage, RBIs and on base percentage.
“He has worked harder this last offseason than any player I have ever coached,” explained Reneau. “Any good that comes to him this year he deserves. He is the best leader I have seen in any sport I have ever coached. The team called him ‘El Capitán’ since day one.”
The 5-6-1 Wildcats have recently found their stride, winning three straight games to remain undefeated in their district at 3-0. While there is much season left, Moreno can’t help but to also think about what his baseball future may hold with graduation just around the corner.
“He wants to play college baseball somewhere,” said coach Reneau. Baseball or not, Moreno is planning on furthering his education, but for now he’s just enjoying his time on the ball field.