Altus’ Trey Garcia – Character Counts Presented by Bar-S Foods

Altus High School junior, Trey Garcia is a varsity baseball player and one of the top infielders in the area. Last season as a sophomore, Garcia his .258 with an OBS of .371 and a slugging percentage of .292. This season he has upped his game and is playing some solid baseball. 

“I expected us to finish top three in districts this season and right now we are fighting for third and if we do what we’re supposed to do I believe we can do it,” said Garcia. 

The Bulldogs are close to ending the regular season under head coach Brandon Ybarra and are fighting for their chance to compete in the regional and state tournament. 

“I love that we are all very competitive and that we got each other’s back no matter what,” Garcia said of his teammates. 

It was at the age of four when Garcia was first introduced to the sport. But baseball is not the only sport Garcia has played. 

“I started playing t-ball when I was four and I played football, basketball, and baseball until I got to high school then I stopped playing basketball and wrestled my freshman and sophomore year. Now I just play football and baseball,” said Garcia. 

Garcia starts at shortstop, but can pitch when called upon. His efforts on the field are a big reason several schools at the next level may look his direction. 

“I plan to continue to play baseball in college,” said Garcia. “I personally think that it sucks for a kid who is a phenomenal athlete but doesn’t get the chance to play at the next level because his or her ACT score is too low. Because they could be a smart kid but just not be good with testing.” 

Garcia looks to his brother for advice on and off the diamond. 

“I would have to say my brother has been a big influence on me because he has always been there for me since day one and has taught me everything I know about the game of baseball,” said Garcia. 

Away from the game, you can find Garcia working or spending time working on his car and hanging out with friends. 

Garcia has this message for the younger baseball players in Altus. 

“Attitude and effort are the only things YOU can control!”