08/06/2010 3:01 PM
Article By: Nicole AlmeidaFALMOUTH ---- Falmouth Commodores shortstop KC Serna (Oregon) has continually shown his worth during the Cape Cod Baseball League’s season, especially at this year’s All-Star game.
Serna was impressive with his fielding and scored a run in the West Division’s 5-0 win at Fenway Park.
“Serna is a leader by example and a free spirit,” general manager Bob Clark said. “He’s a great player and asset to the team.”
His achievements didn’t end with the All-Star game. Over the past two months, he has been a vital teammate and is a beloved member of the Falmouth community.
“KC is an unselfish player,” field manager Jeff Trundy said. “He plays to win and does what he can to help his team reach that goal.”
Serna has been in the starting lineup since arriving in June. After spending last summer with the Northwoods League Mankato Moondogs, he quickly caught the attention of the fans and the scouts on the Cape.
Sometimes, he lets his temper get the best of him. In a game against Wareham, he was involved in a controversial call at first base and left the field yelling at the umpire, resulting in his ejection. Last spring at Oregon, he served a three-game suspension for a violation of team rules. Still, he went 2-for-3 in his first game back.
“Serna has a competitive spirit,” Trundy said. “It’s really more of a strength and only a detriment on rare occasions.”
This competitive spirit is shown through his passion to win.
“I’ll take an 0-for-4 night any day if the team wins,” he told the Provincetown Banner. “I just wanted to come here to have fun and win. That is really the whole point.”
“He’s earned the respect of his teammates and my respect as well. He came to help us get better and help the team win,” Trundy said.