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THE GRIND: Pinecrest Academy's Perez embraces big league pedigree
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Pinecrest Academy junior catcher Andres Perez is second in the county with five home runs this season. Perez, the son of former Atlanta Braves catcher Eddie Perez, is a voice of experience for a young Paladins teams. - photo by Micah Green
His chest protector reads “Laird” across the throat guard. His glove has an insignia running up the side that reads “McCann.” His helmet, rather than being in colors of Pinecrest Academy, is red and blue.