Windermere Little Leaguer Oscar Perez pitched well in the District 14 Championship and helped lead his team to victory.
The Windermere Little League Majors (12-year-old) All-Stars defeated Dr. Phillips in the District 14 Championship June 25, edging their nearby rivals 2-1. Helping to lead the way for Windermere that day was pitcher Oscar Perez. Perez pitched five-and-one-third innings and allowed just the one run before he had to be taken out for reaching his maximum pitch count. His strong performance set the stage for the team’s district championship.
Were you nervous before pitching in the district championship?
I was really nervous before the game because I thought I was going to pitch bad. I just told myself to pitch well and mix up my pitches.
What’s it like when you pitch against friends on the other team?
It’s just fun when you do it.
How do you think the team did this past weekend at sectionals?
We did good. We got a lot of hits and played good. I think we do pretty much all of it well.
How long have you been playing the game?
Since I was 4 — it’s just a fun game and it’s fun to play.
What is your favorite professional baseball team?
The (San Francisco) Giants. I went to (AT&T Park) and I liked it a lot.
Who is your favorite professional baseball player?
Buster Posey. He’s a catcher and I like catching. He can throw people out.
Which of your teammates is the funniest?
What is the best baseball-related advice you have received?
To take a deep breath before I pitch every time.
What is your favorite subject in school?
What did you learn about in your science class this past school year that was interesting?
Weather and clouds — tornadoes and stuff.
What do you think you would like to be when you grow up?
What is your dream car?
A white Lamborghini.
If you could visit anywhere tomorrow, where would you go?
Probably California — the San Francisco area.
Who is your biggest role model?
My (older) brother, Luis. I look up to him a lot.