Ty De Trinidad, the head-coach for Santiago High, thought that Brice Turang would have been able to make his Corona, California program’s varsity team as an 8th grader. This is how polished the shortstop from Southern California was at a tender age.
In actual fact, De Trinidad began getting scouting reports on the young player when he was in 4th or 5th grade –although these were from De Trinidad’s son, they weren’t wrong, and from that point on young Turang was on the radar.
Turang Comes from a Long Line of Athletes
Brice’s entire family is athletic and has made staying fit part of their lifestyle. His dad, Brian, is a former outfielder for the big leagues, and his mom, Carrie, has competed in the World Series of Football.
Brice Takes After His Father
Brian Turang is a former outfielder for the Major League Baseball team the Seattle Mariners and he spent from 1993 to 1994 with the squad
The Mariners selected him in the 51st round of the MLB Draft of 1989, from Loyola Marymount University. His son currently attends Corona California’s Santiago High School, and is a top prospect for the MLB Draft of 2018. No doubt betting sites the world over will be keeping a sharp eye on the youngster.
Brian Takes Note of Brice’s Competitiveness
Brian has not just noted his son’s obvious athletic ability, but his overall competitiveness as well. He said that whatever Brice turned his hand to become a competition, and this rule applied to everything from baseball to ping pong games with his siblings at home.
Everybody is Involved in the World of Sports
Apart from his mom and dad’s athletic adventures, Brice also has four sisters who have enjoyed college sports. The oldest, Brianna, took part in three Softball College World Series’ at Oklahoma, and was also a part of the Sooners’ soccer team. The second-eldest, Carissa, played both soccer and softball while she was at the Oklahoma City University, and the second-youngest sister, Carissa, played on the soccer team at Utah. Bailee, who is just two years older than her brother, is currently a sophomore volleyball player at Southern Nazarene.
Brice Weighs in On His Destiny
Brice has admitted that his entire family has always been very active in sports, and although he was never forced to take part, he loved doing so, and that is why he has chosen to play baseball. He added that no one in his family is particularly fond of losing, but he enjoys his standing as the most competitive of the Turangs. He adds that this is no doubt one of the effects of competing with his older sisters when he was younger.
Turang is one of just two juniors on the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Baseball Second Team over the past season, and got plenty of attention for managing to only strike out once in 101 at-bats. His ability to put a barrel on the baseball bat is what is attracting scouts, however, and they feel that he is a very likely first-round draft choice in 2018.