The Collegiate League of the Palm Beaches is excited to welcome back Edgar Perez! This will be Perez’s fourth year as a player for the CLPB, and he will be returning as a middle infielder for the Juno Beach Loggerheads. He played this last year at Harris Stowe State University in St. Louis, Missouri. Here is a Q&A with a Perez:
How excited are you to be returning to the CLPB?
Oh man, I can’t wait. These past three summers have been nothing but fun.
What brought you back to the CLPB?
I get to play with coach Jay Judson again, so there’s a level of comfort there. The guys running the league have just been awesome, so I figured I’d return to where I’m comfortable. All of the guys are cool and come from different places.
What is your favorite CLPB moment?
Two years ago with the Loggerheads, we were neck-and-neck with the Marlins. It ended up being us two in the finals, but the game ended up being rained out. The game ended in a tie, but it was a crazy game before it got called. We say we won it, but they say they won it. We still go back-and-forth about it.
What’s your favorite part about playing for coach Judson?
There’s no pressure playing for coach Judson. He’s a very relaxed coach. He knows that the best way for his players to perform is to let them play their game. I’m big on that.
What’s it like to get a brand new set of teammates and get to know them while spending the entire summer together?
I used to be the type of player who was nervous about getting new teammates, but being in the CLPB has brought nothing but good vibes to me. Everyone has been super cool, so I’m excited once again to see the amazing talent that comes on board.
How did this past year go at Harris Stowe State University?
It was good. I started at shortstop, so I had a pretty important role. Having an important part of the team and being a leader is a great feeling, and I’m glad I had some success in it. I take a lot of pride, dedication, and commitment to baseball because baseball is n to forever. I like to be the guy to say something sometimes and lead by example.
Where do you plan on playing next school year?
I hope to be playing somewhere in Florida next year, that way I am close to home. If not, I’ll be returning tho Harris Stowe State University because everything has worked out for me there. If I can, I will play in Florida.
Are you looking to be a leader while with the Loggerheads?
Oh, 100 percent. Last year, I actually played for the Marlins. They were great to me, but I had talked with coach Judson about playing for him and he was excited to bring me back. He knows what I can do and I know what he’s going to do as a coach, and he trusts me. We don’t question each other, and I know that he holds me responsible.
What’s the one thing that you are looking forward to most this summer?
I just want to put up some good numbers. That’s another thing about the CLPB for me. I’ve had some good luck and have put up some great numbers. I thank God for that. I also want to win a championship this year, and clean this time.