“It was great to have him out there just feeling normal again, to play some ball and to win a game,” said senior teammate Dylan Quigley.
“This is the first game and I hope I can be consistent from here on out,” Berroa said as he held ice in one hand designated for his admittedly sore left leg. “I hope that schools take interest, but right now I am just trying to get better and keep helping the team. If coaches see that and want to invest in me, that would be awesome.”
Wherever Berroa lands, he realizes it will take continued hard work, the love and support of his family, friends, coaches, and teachers, and an unflappable faith that he attributes to helping his bones heal quicker.
“I had my middle school teacher tell me I wasn’t going anywhere. It was rough, really rough,” he said. “I realized I couldn’t do it on my own. I needed support. It’s more of ‘surrendering’ in my mind to a greater power.”
Paul Lazdowski can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.