Beach City Baseball Acadmey is proud to announce that Nate Trotsky has selected Jason Dicochea to be awarded its Trosky 6th Tool Scholorhip for 2016. Jason is a senior at Redondo Union High School where he played varsity for 3 years, made CIF semifinals his sophomore year, won Bay League and CIF his junior year, and he is the team captain this year . Jason was named pitcher of the year, and was named offensive MVP senior year. In terms of academics, he was awarded scholar athlete all 4 years, AP scholar, National Hispanic Recognition Finalist, and he has maintained an overall GPA of 3.8. He willl be attending Santa Clara University for college and has signed to play baseball there.
His Coach Jeff Baumback of Redondo Union High School says “Jason is a special young man. He will play Division I baseball next year at Santa Clara University. Jason understands the importance of integrity, sportsmanship and character; because he possesses all of these traits personally. Jason is a leader both on the baseball field and around campus. He has shown by example how to win, and how to lose will class. He is a perfect role model for the youth in the South Bay. He is an excellent student, and a tireless worker. He truly is a coaches dream”.
Growing up, Jason would spend every day at the ball field with his dad, showed up early to practices for extra BP, and left late after taking extra ground balls. He says he wasn’t like most kids and didn’t just play sports for fun. He spent so much time perfecting his game because he wanted to be the best he could possibly be.
Jason is an inspiration to his teammates and sets the standard for them to follow. He believes that baseball is a lot like life and character counts. Jason says “Life is going to knock you down but with optimism and determination it’s possible to get up stronger than you were before. So I might as well develop a strong 6th tool through baseball so that when my playing days are over, I will be prepared to take on all other tasks in life that require the same skills”.
Nate Trosky says: “he is the epitome of a 6th tool player, represented both on and off the field, we couldn’t be more proud to award our scholarship to a more deserving young man.”