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November 11, 2009 > Bill Mancebo's player spotlight: Ryan Caravantes

Bill Mancebo's player spotlight: Ryan Caravantes

This week the spotlight finds 10-year-old Ryan Caravantes. Ryan is in the fifth grade and currently attends Parkmont Elementary School in Fremont.

Caravantes knows baseball well and that's because he plays the sport a lot. He gets his diamond savvy from experience which goes back to his T-ball days where it all began six years ago. Since then he's covered second base, short stop and pitcher. For the 2009 season Ryan played for the Niles-Centerville Little League Royals, and continues with fall ball which extends the season for him.

Staying in top condition takes dedication and Caravantes practices baseball three days a week while mixing it up with soccer as a second sport. He contributes to the FC Fremont Snipers club as a goalie and midfielder. He says playing both baseball and soccer make him a better athlete.

At Parkmont, math is a favorite subject for Ryan. When he finds a little spare time outside of his studies and sports; he spends it hanging out with his friends or playing The Bigs on his Xbox 360, or Madden NFL 2009 on his Wii.

Caravantes' new puppy always wants his attention and he is sure to spend time with that pup every day. When the highway calls he's been known to head to Clearlake for some relaxation with his family and that new puppy.

Pizza is at the top of the menu for Caravantes with his Mom's tacos as a consistent runner up, followed by a generous slice of vanilla cake.

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