James Pernetti

USA Softball

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Height: 6'3"
Position: 3rd base/shortstop
B/T: R/R
Hometown: Ceres, Calif.
School: Merced College 

College Major:  Kinesiology

A FEW ACCOMPLISHMENTS
College Sport played:  Baseball

High School:

4 Years All Conference - Baseball
2 Years Conference MVP – Baseball
2 Years All Conference – Basketball
2 Years County All Star Team – Baseball
2 Time Athlete of the Year – Ceres High School
4 Year Scholar Athlete


GETTING TO KNOW APAUTY

Favorite Sport (besides softball):  Baseball

Favorite Pro Sports Team:  SF Giants
Favorite College Sports Team:  Oregon Ducks

Hobbies:  Playing Drums

Favorite Food:  Pizza

Late Night Snack:  Milk and Oreos

What person do you admire most:  My Parents

Three people you would love to have dinner with:  Michael Jordan, Willie Mays, Kurt Warner

Dream Job:  Professional Baseball Player

Pets:  2 Dogs and 1 Cat

What does it mean for you to represent your country at this level?

It's quite an honor to represent my country in this way. I never imagined doing something like this and it will be quite a thrill.

What are the keys to the success of the USA Softball Junior Men’s National Team entering the World Championships?

For the team to be successful, we'll need to handle the pressure of playing in front of large crowds and be able to relax ourselves.

What you do enjoy the most about fast pitch softball?

I enjoy the quick pace of fast pitch softball the most.

How did you get started in fast pitch?

I got started in fast pitch by my college baseball coach Nate Devine sending me to Michigan for a camp with the team.

Any other personal story you would like to share about you or your softball career?

I've played baseball all of my life. Softball is sort of a new experience and somewhat of a challenge.