Guam - Local boy Trae Santos continues to make strides in the sport after leaving island to pursue his dreams of one day playing pro ball. He is a junior at Troy University in Troy, Alabama. Trae is leading the Sun Belt Conference with 13 homeruns and currently has 57 RBIs this season. He is 4th in homeruns and 7th in RBIs in the nation for NCAA Division I players.
Santos told KUAM Sports, "During this year I've been working hard in the off season and my dad has been helping me out. I have been hitting the weight room and losing a little bit of weight and been working with the coaches and things have been clicking. I feel good right now and have been getting the attention of some teams that have been in contact with me and have sent some player questions and medical release forms and stuff like that. It's been exciting to be recognized by those teams and it makes me want to work harder to get even better.
"I want to thank my mom and dad, my older brother and all of my coaches back in Guam. Coach Shon Muna and there's a bunch, I just can't name them all. All my old friends that I played with when I was growing up. They are excited for me and I have kept in contact with them through Facebook and it's real exciting to know that they are watching and following me and are wishing the best for me."