Q-and-A with Austin Cangelosi, Sandburg baseball
May 21, 2013 7:32PM
Austin Cangelosi, of Sandburg. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun-Times Media
Updated: June 23, 2013 6:13AM
Cangelosi, a senior, is hitting .404 with six homers, 37 runs and 20 stolen bases. He’ll attend Indiana in the fall. He comes from good bloodlines. His father, John, played in the major leagues for 10 years.
State title game. You’re in it. Which team would you most want to beat for the championship? Why?
St. Rita. They beat Sandburg in 2007 in the supersectionals. I was there and was undecided if I was going to go to Sandburg or St. Rita.
Would you like to see Sandburg schedule teams in the Catholic League Blue?
Oh, yeah. I want to beat the best. We’re a very good team every year. I know we can compete with them.
Ten years from now, when you’re talking about coach Jim Morsovillo, what’s the first thing that will come to mind?
That he reminds me of my dad. He’s hard-nosed and preaches the little things.
What’s it like having a baseball resource like your father?
Obviously, it has its perks. We’re two very different players. We butt heads about strategy sometimes, but I can’t argue with him. He knows what he’s talking about.
I’m sure you’ve seen old clips of your dad playing. What’s your impression?
I loved the way he played the game. Very hard-nosed. He looked like he shouldn’t be out there because of his size (5-foot-8). He barely fit in the uniform, but he could play.
You’re stranded on a deserted island. You can have an endless supply of one food. What would it be?
Wendy’s chocolate Frosty.
What’s your favorite baseball movie?
“For Love of the Game”.
If you could have your pick, what celebrity would you choose as your prom date?
As told to Pat Disabato