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EDH Athlete of the Week: Blake Jacobs

By: Matt Long
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Blake Jacobs is a star on a team of all-stars.

Jacobs is one of 13 players on the El Dorado Hills Little League Major All-Star team competing for a Section 4 championship. As the team’s number-four hitter, Jacobs’ job is to produce runs, and he did so with a solo home run Sunday during the team’s 12-3 win over Arden Park. He also singled later in the game.

“Blake loves to play the game; he lives it and breathes it,” EDH Manager Jim Bazor said. “He’s a great teammate. He plays third base and first base for us and also pitches, although I haven’t had to use him yet. Offensively, he hits in the four-hole and protects Reese. He’s been crucial to our success this year.”

 

How old are you, what school do you go to and what grade will you be in this fall?

Blake Jacobs:  I am 12 years old and I go to Marina Middle School.

 

FT: Do sports run in the family?

BJ: Yes, my dad was a three-sport athlete. He played football, baseball, and basketball and my mom played soccer.

 

FT: How long have you been playing baseball? What position(s) do you play? What do you like best about baseball?

BJ: I have been playing baseball since I was 5 years old. I started off in T-ball. My positions I play are first and third base. I like how anything can happen at any time.

 

FT: Do you play any other sports? What is your favorite sport?

BJ: I play basketball but my favorite sport is baseball.

 

FT: What is your top baseball memory? Why?

BJ: My top baseball memory is when I hit a home run against Woodcreek's ace in the first inning because that game was the most important game.

 

FT: What’s been the highlight of the District 54 All-Star Tournament and Section 4 Tournament so far?

BJ: Winning districts.

 

FT: What are your plans for the rest of the summer after baseball ends?

BJ: To continue baseball on the Hornets team I play for in El Dorado Hills.

 

FT: Favorite sports team?

BJ: The Oakland A's.

 

FT: Who is your favorite professional athlete and why?

BJ: Jose Altuve because the scouts overlooked him and he was underestimated as a player.

 

FT: Favorite Food?

BJ:  My favorite food is tri-tip

 

FT: What inspires you in sports?

BJ: All the unexpected things that can happen.

 

FT: Do you have any interesting hobbies? What do you like to do in your free time?

BJ: I like collecting baseball cards.

 

FT: Do you have any pets? Tell us about them.

BJ: I have a dog named Hunter.

 

FT: What do you think you might want to do when you grow up?

BJ:  I would like to be a sports doctor or a baseball player.