Q-and-A with Joe Sparacio, Plainfield Central baseball
May 22, 2012 7:18PM
Joe Sparacio, Plainfield Central baseball
Updated: July 2, 2012 9:47AM
Sparacio, a 5-foot-10, 195-pound Lewis University recruit, has helped the Wildcats to their best season since 1999.
What’s been your most glorious athletic moment?
This year, when I broke the school’s records for most RBI in a career and most doubles in a single season and career.
What’s been the most embarrassing?
I have been known to trip over bases when trying to leg out extra-base hits. So this year when I slipped around first when I tried to get a double and all of my teammates yelled “Sniper!” would have to be the most embarrassing.
What’s been a key to your success this season?
The key to my success would just be learning as much as I could from coach (John) Rosner, mainly learning to be in control of my game and play by just reacting and not worrying about things I can’t control.
Plainfield Central never has won a regional title. What’s it going to take to break through as the No. 4 seed in the five-team Joliet West Regional?
The key would be to come up with big plays in the field and big hits when they are needed.
What is your favorite pig-out food?
Hands down, Portillo’s chocolate cake.
Who are your favorite athletes?
Albert Pujols, Robinson Cano and Troy Tulowitski.
What’s on your iPod?
Mainly country and some rap and rock to get pumped for games.
What is your favorite movie?
“Remember the Titans,” because it’s a classic and “Happy Gilmore” as a close second.
As told to Dennis Nelson