Former Albuquerque Academy standout shines for Team USA

Updated: 08/08/2014 8:29 PM | Created: 08/08/2014 8:04 PM
By: J.P. Murrieta, KOB Eyewitness Sports 4

Former Albuquerque Academy standout Alex Bregman is back in Albuquerque following another successful summer of baseball.

Bregman played for the Collegiate National Team and took home MVP honors at the eight-game tournament in Cuba.

This was Bregman's third time on a team USA squad, but this time around he got to play for UNM's Ray Birmingham who was the team's hitting coach.

Bregman says it was a dream come true.

"He was a big mentor in my life playing baseball since I was like 12 years old," said Bregman. "I was in there at the cages at the University of New Mexico with him just hanging out and talking baseball. We got to do a lot more of that on this trip and that was fun. It was a blast getting to play for him."

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