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TCV Male Athlete of the Month, April 2010: Roberto Padilla

April 2010—Reprinted from Tri-City Voice Sports.

Roberto Padilla throwing a pitch.Roberto Padilla. —Photo by Donald Jedlovec.

Ohlone left-hander Roberto Padilla is quite possibly one of the more dominant pitchers in the Coast Conference Pacific. The San Jose State bound sophomore leads the CCP in ERA (2.22), wins, (8), is tied for second in complete games (2) and is second in innings pitched (56.2 IP). Since losing to Solano back on Feb. 27, Padilla has won his last five consecutive starts, sparking Ohlone on their current six-game win streak.

TCV: How long have you been playing baseball now?

1. I’ve been playing baseball since i was in diapers.

TCV: What got you into pitching?

2. Since little league I’ve always liked having the attention on me and pitchers are in every play so I love having control of the game.

TCV: How would you describe your work ethic?

3. I'm a hard worker, I have passion for this game and I won’t stop till I get what I want.

TCV: How crazy was the '09 year, given everything that happened with the conference championship, wins-record, the win streaks?

4. Last year was a great season. Coming in as a freshman and having a starting role is what I expected out of myself. We had great leadership to carry our team as far as we went.

TCV: You've recently committed to San Jose State, what made you decide to commit to SJSU?

5. I committed to San Jose State because they are a great program and they have, in my opinion, one of the best pitching coaches at a Division 1 level.

TCV: Every baseball player, athlete in general, has a pre-game ritual, what's yours?

6. I rest till i have 40 minutes before game time then I begin my warmup, stretching and then throwing.

TCV: What pitcher, would you say, you model yourself after?

7. I do not really model myself after anyone, I have my own style.

TCV: If you could pitch for any MLB team, who would it be and why?

8. I would pitch for any MLB team, But I’ve grown up an Oakland A's fan so i would have to go with them.

TCV: What do you do outside the diamond?

9. Spend time with Family/friends, Play PS3 (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2) (Gamer Tag "Baydestrian24")

TCV: Favorite food?

10. My favorite type of food is Mexican Food

TCV: Favorite movie?

11. My favorite movie is the Sandlot.

TCV: Favorite sport outside baseball?

12. I love watching football. Stick with the Raiders till the end!

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