Kendal Carrillo, a member of the varsity baseball team at Sweetwater High School for the past four years and 2006 graduate of SHS, recently attended a Cincinnati Reds tryout camp at the University of Texas-Ar-lington and made the first cut.
Carrillo was given an invita-tion to the Reds camp by SHS baseball coach Blake Sandford, who is also a scout camp coordinator for the Reds and evalu-ates players in this area.
Sandford said Carrillo tried out as an outfielder and pitcher at the Reds camp, and showed enough arm strength at both positions to make the cut. He did a good job, Sandford said. It was a pretty big honor for him to be invited.
Sandford conducted another Reds tryout camp this weekend in San Antonio. Major League Baseball will hold its first-year player draft June 6-7.