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Javi Torres: Converse Judson’s Rising Baseball Star

“I’m just a competitor. I’m going to go at you,” says Javi Torres, Converse Judson’s talented Pitcher and Shortstop, who thrives on the responsibility that comes with the game of baseball. “When you’re pitching, the game is in your control. I like that part, where everything’s on your shoulders, and it’s up to you to make a pitch or get an out and keep your team in the game.”

Torres’ journey to baseball stardom wasn’t always clear cut. He was a dual-sport athlete in his youth, playing both football and baseball. “I always leaned more towards football,” Torres admits. “But as I got older, I learned the game [baseball] a little bit more and got better at it.”

He made a significant leap in high school, starting on the mound for the Rockets as a freshman. Fast forward four years, and Torres has just wrapped up a stellar senior season and is poised to play for Texas State University next fall.

“The relationship I was able to build with Coach Trout, Coach Blakley, and Coach Massengale was so quick,” Torres shares, explaining his decision to commit to Texas State. “They’ve had back-to-back stellar seasons, and it just seems like a program that you really want to be a part of right now.”

While his commitment to Texas State is firm, another possibility lies on the horizon: minor league baseball, should Torres be selected in the 2023 MLB Draft in July. Nevertheless, Torres expresses readiness for whatever the future holds.

His ambitions extend beyond the baseball diamond. “I want to be great at what I do, in everything I do — whether it’s school, training, baseball, just being a better person,” Torres states. “You just want to be the best version of yourself.” It is this attitude that is likely to ensure Torres’ success, both on and off the field.

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