“I didn’t really have any big adjustments to make. As soon as I got here these guys and coaches were open-armed and made me feel comfortable.”
Hernandez, who plans to transfer to the University of Oklahoma next season, credits numerous family members for his inspiration.
“My mom is a single mom who raised three kids. She’s great and I love her so much,” he said. “My dad is a man who works hard to make things right that were wrong. My brothers and sisters. My adoptive family that took me in and cares for me still. They are a great, strong, Christian family that has blessed me every day. I love them all.”
And while he does love baseball, there is something he values just as much, if not more.
“I love to go hear my grandpa preach Sundays,” he said. “To just be a part of my family’s lives is the best.”
He does want to play baseball for a living, but he said, “I’m putting my life in the Lord’s hands and let Him take it from there.”