Athlete of the Month: Luis Acevedo

Dylan Williamson, Sports Writer

The Titan baseball team is widely known for producing talent, like Los Angeles Dodgers minor league pitcher Payton Martin or UNC committed pitcher Harrison Lewis. This year sophomore shortstop Luis Acevedo is hoping to be one of the next big talents to come out of the Village.
Luis has proven himself to his teammates and coaches day in and day out that he has what it takes even at such a young age.
“You could tell even as a freshman that Luis had what it takes to be successful on varsity so he definitely made a good impression on the coaches, very coachable and very humble,” head coach Brad Bullard said.
Acevedo started playing baseball at the age of two and he’s loved the sport ever since. His passion for the game is obvious on the field.
“I’ve been playing for 13 years because when I was little my parents put me in the sport as something for fun,” Acevedo said.
Acevedo is currently batting .385 including a two run walkoff homer against Davie on April 11. Batting .385 is the equivalent of almost four hits every ten at bats which is quite exceptional, considering that batting anything over .300 is deemed excellent in the sport.
Even with all the success he’s had in his first year on varsity there have been some obstacles that have caused struggle, but he’s persevered through those hardships.
“One of the hardest things I’ve had to overcome is failing in general because I’m really hard on myself,” Acevedo said.
Acevedo may be young, but his dreams are big with hopes to play in college. In the meantime, he still has another two years to represent the green and gold.
“I really hope to play at Louisville after high school,” Acevedo said.

Fun facts
Favorite Artist: Polo G
Favorite food: Chicken Wings
Sport he would play besides Baseball: Football
Favorite Athlete: Derek Jeter