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Freddie Freeman donates $500K to alma mater El Moderna baseball

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The El Modena Superior College (Orange,  Calif.) baseball clubhouse is finding a facelift courtesy of star alumnus Freddie Freeman.

The star Los Angeles Dodgers initial baseman donated $500,000 to the group to place towards a new clubhouse. The $1.1 million undertaking, scheduled to be completed in the summer season of 2023, will feature a 1,440 square-foot spot that involves a locker place, crew meeting place, coach’s office environment and new batting cages, according to ABC7.

Freeman performed two seasons of varsity baseball for El Moderna, in accordance to MaxPreps. He shined as a senior both at the plate and on the mound, hitting .417 with five dwelling operates and 10 stolen bases though pitching to a 6-1 report with a 1.27 Period and 59 strikeouts in 44 innings. A pitcher/third baseman, Freeman was named the Orange County Register’s 2007 Player of the Year. He was a second-spherical choice by the Atlanta Braves that summer time.

He is among the a handful of alumni from El Moderna to play sports professionally. Other folks involve Olympic runner Michael Terry, who competed in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and football player Jeff Spek, who performed in the USFL for two seasons and NFL for 1.

El Moderna’s baseball crew is on the rise. After 3 straight years of sub-.500 baseball, the Vanguards went 22-10 past season and attained the Closing 4.

They will work to mature off that achievement this spring and then have the Freeman-funded facility ready to go for the subsequent calendar year.