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West Hills baseball player in the Senior Spotlight

Posted at 3:23 PM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 18:23:06-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — West Hills High School senior Josh Gaylord was born to be a baseball player.

"When I fell in love with baseball, I was on the same team as two of my best friends, Steven Cristini and Joseph Thrailkil," Gaylord says. "We went undefeated that year, and I knew high school was going to be the best years of our lives."

Gaylord was one of 13 seniors on the Wolf Pack roster this season. In fact, he was a four year varsity player.

"I had a great experience at West Hills," says Gaylord. "Our class played together all four years, and we had really great team chemistry. Our coaches really helped us improve, on and off the field, and we showed up to every practice and every game ready to play and show our abilities."

West Hills had high hopes this year and were off to a 5 and 0 start. But the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly put and end to the season.

Gaylord says he and his teammates were very disappointed when the season was canceled.

"I knew it was ring season this year. We had a team full of seniors and all these other teams might be a little happy they didn't have to play us," said Gaylord. "But you know we're all going to move on to the next level, and we'll see you all there we're dogs."