Parkland Sharks first-class lefty outfielder catching fire heading into all-star break; Interview with Drew Guerra
West Palm Beach, FL. — As the 2021 CLPB All-Star Game approaches, several players have hit their stride seeking to prove themselves and receive all-star status.
Parkland Sharks Outfielder Drew Guerra, leading the charge for Parkland and was selected to the 2021 All-Star Game for the South division! He explains the keys to his sensational first half performance.
“Staying healthy and working hard on all parts of my game has been most important for me this summer. It’s exciting to be able to be a part of this year’s All Star Game.”
Guerra hails from Harriman, New York, about an hour north of Downtown. He credits the local New York talent for his ability to play at an upper class level.
“My home town really helped shape me as a player because I was always pushed by good competition growing up. There’s a lot of talented players from back home.”
Drew made the college transfer in 2020, shifting from University at Albany (NY) to St. Thomas Aquinas College (NY) while studying sports management. Guerra feels the transfer turned the tide of his gameplay.
“Transferring to St. Thomas Aquinas College was important to my growth as a player. I wanted to play for a winning program that would help me be the best player I can be and S.T.A.C. was my best option for that.”
With two years of collegiate baseball left, Guerra is focused on staying on the field as much as possible while competing for a championship. His post-college expectations are what every player dreams about.
“My goals are to be able to stay healthy and put together two big years. I want to help win a conference and regional championship. After college I aspire to play professional baseball.”
This is Drew’s debut season playing in the CLPB and first with the Parkland Sharks. He has been overly satisfied with the league and the litter of gifted ballplayers he competes against.
“I’ve enjoyed my time playing in the CLPB, this is my first year in this league. Playing against good competition on beautiful fields has been a great experience.”
All season, the Parkland Sharks have flirted with being a top-divisional team. A 10-11 record with a month of summer ball left, Drew understands the necessary actions for his team to win the South Division.
“We know we have a really talented team that can go on a run. We just want to keep playing good baseball and the wins will come… Hopefully we can make a run for a playoff spot.”
The Sharks stud outfielder is swinging the bat unbelievably well this summer. With 15 hits in 44 at-bats, Drew holds a .341 avg and has a team-leading RBI total with 13! He talks about the adjustments that were made from last year to improve his swing.
“This summer I worked hard on a swing change to have a better bat path. I’ve worked on having a short swing through the zone and it has really clicked with me… My approach at the plate has improved the most since adjusting to college baseball.”
When Drew is not shining on the baseball field, he enjoys relaxing by the pool and spending quality family time with his parents, Jackie and Dean along with his two sisters, Danielle and Tara.
To watch Drew and the Parkland Sharks in action this summer from the CLPB, go to gamekast.live to stream all the action!
We wish Drew and the Sharks the best of luck in the second half of the CLPB season.