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Music, not meal, fills Prior Lake shortstop's pregame preparation

By Star Tribune, 05/06/14, 6:29PM CDT


Senior shortstop Zac Repinski is hoping the Lakers, under first-year coach Greg Nesbitt, can put an end to their losing ways.

Prior Lake’s baseball team finished below .500 in each of the previous two seasons.

Senior shortstop Zac Repinski is hoping the Lakers, under first-year coach Greg Nesbitt, can put an end to their losing ways. They are 6-3 entering the final two weeks of the regular season.

Here is a closer look at Repinski:


Q: Three words my friends or teammates might use to describe me?

A: Funny, energetic and weird.


Q: Three songs I never skip on my iPod are …

A: … “Trophies” by Young Money; “My Town” by Montgomery Gentry; and “Hope” by Ace Hood.


Q: What are your three favorite apps?

A: Bloons Tower Defense, Twitter and Snapchat.


Q: Who do you like to follow the most on Twitter, and why?

A: College baseball teams because I like to always know how my schools are doing during the season.


Q: Who got you started playing baseball?

A: My dad. He got me started with baseball when I was very young.


Q: At my first varsity practice, I felt …

A: … nervous. But, I also felt comfortable because I felt like I needed to be there.


Q: What did you work on most prior to the start of the season?

A: Staying healthy and trying to add more muscle to my frame.


Q: To get focused for a game, I …

A: … usually just try to focus in and get my mind right. Sometimes, I’ll listen to music.


Q: What is your favorite meal before a game?

A: I don’t like to eat before games. I don’t want to have a full stomach or not to feel well during the game.


Q: What is your most memorable moment as a high school athlete?

A: Building friendships with your older teammates as an underclassman and just working hard to get each other better.


Q: What are your goals for the remainder of the season?

A: To win a section title and a possible state title.


Q: I know I have the upper hand on a pitcher …

A: … when I’m not scared, and step to the plate more confident than he is.


Q: Who is your school’s biggest rival, and why?

A: Burnsville, because our cities are right next to each other, and we enjoy beating them.


Q: How do you balance school and sports during the year?

A: It’s hard, but you’ve got to have good time management and ask for help when you need it.


Q: Who is your favorite college or pro sports team and why?

A: The Miami Hurricanes, no doubt. I used to live in Florida, so that is when the love for the Hurricanes started.


Q: In 10 years, I hope I’m …

A: … living out my dreams, and being happy while I’m doing it.


Q: What is the best sports advice you ever received?

A: It might sound so simple but when you’re struggling at the plate, to just take a deep breath, relax yourself and stay calm. It usually works out very well.


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