ERICK
ORBETA

#2

Senior
Infielder-Pitcher
5 ' 10'' 165 lbs.
Bats-L, Throws-R

 


Erick led the Eagles in hitting a year ago with a .384 average and he has added power entering his senior season. During the off-season, he signed with Hillsborough Community College. He started for the Sunset varsity as a freshman (2B) and sophomore (SS) before transferring to Southwest as a junior where he combined with Danny Cruz to form one of South Florida's top double play combinations. MiamiDadeHighSchoolBaseball.com has named him All-District two years in a row and second team All-County as a junior. He will also be relied on as a relief pitcher.

THE ORBETA FILES:

Favorite team: Boston Red Sox
Favorite player: Dansby Swanson
Favorite food: Chinese
Favorite teacher: Mr. Diaz
Middle school: Pinecrest Charter (6th grade), Hammocks (7th & 8th grades)
Youth league: Grapeland
Career goal: State trooper
Walk-up song: Banda de Camión by El Alfa (for batting) and Scooby Doo Papa by DJ Kass (for pitching)
Nickname: Chino ( he looks Asian due to a Phillipino grandparent)


Photo credit: HSBN