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Pablo Ocegueda Returns to The Field

  • Southman Pablo Ocegueda

South El Monte

There are few cases when scoreboard and stats don’t matter, this is one of them.

After his tragic injury in early February that caused him to lose four fingers (a fellow female student lost all five) in a tug-of-war contest, Pablo Ocegueda returned to the field on Wednesday for the South El Monte Eagles.

Mt. View won the contest 5-4.

Ocegueda entered the game in the sixth inning to run for Fernando Calderon. He stole second base and scored on a hit by Jimmy Luera.

“It felt like my journey to recovery was reaching its first step,” said Ocegueda. “It gave me a sense of normalcy if even for a little while.”

On Friday against Rosemead Ocegueda made his first plate appearance and earned a walk. The Eagles won 6-0.

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