Folsom Athlete of the Week: Trey Furrey

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To say that Trey Furrey had a big impact on Folsom High’s varsity baseball team is an understatement.

Furrey, a senior, started every game at third base and led the team in almost every offensive category. He hit a team-high .450 and led the team with 36 hits, 22 runs scored, 17 runs batted in, three triples and 12 stolen bases. He also tied for the team lead with seven doubles. Furrey also led the Sierra Foothill League in batting average (.450), on base percentage (.545) and slugging percentage (.650).

Furrey ended his high school career by representing the Bulldogs in the Optimist All-Star baseball game. Furrey entered the game at third base in the top of the sixth inning and played the last three innings. He came up to bat twice and hit a pair of singles, and also scored the South team’s last run of the game.

“This was cool,” Furrey said. “This team had a lot of talent, and I knew we’d run them. I went two-for-two at the plate. I’ll take that for not swinging a bat for two weeks.”

Furrey will continue his baseball career at Sac City College.


Folsom Telegraph: What are your post-high school plans?

Trey Furrey: I plan on playing baseball in college and studying Kinesiology. 


FT: Do sports run in your family?

TF: Yes. My dad played four years of baseball at “The” Ohio State University, my mom played lacrosse, and my uncle played 10 years in the NFL. He is the Chicago Bears’ receivers coach now.


FT: How long have you been playing baseball and how did you get your start in it?

TF: I’ve been playing baseball since I could remember. I don’t think there was ever a time where I didn’t have a bat and a ball in my hand.


FT: What do you like about playing third base?

TF: The best part about third base are the plays you can make to your left and your right. Everything happens so fast at third.


FT: What do you like best about baseball?

TF: The best part about baseball for me is my teammates. With my summer team, I’m lucky to be around such a great group of guys. Traveling with them is always fun.


FT: How did your senior year go? How do you feel you played?

TF: My Senior year personally was great. I led the league in batting average, hitting .450, and played very well defensively.


FT: What was the most memorable moment of the season and why?

TF: Definitely when I almost hit the cycle in the last game of the season against Vista del Lago. I also hit a tank that game.


FT: Was it fun to play in the Optimist game? What did you enjoy about it?

TF: For sure! It’s always fun to play against the best talent around.


FT: Have you ever been involved in any other sports?

TF: Yes. I played football and basketball.


FT: What was your favorite class in school and why?

TF: In all four years of high school, my favorite class was definitely Mr. Mills’ class. He told me when I graduated, “I’m almost proud of you.”


FT: Favorite Food?

TF: Pizza.


FT: Favorite music?

TF: Rap or country.


FT: Do you have any pets? Tell us about them.

TF: I have two cats. One of them is 20 pounds and his nickname is circle cat. The other one is very little and energetic.


FT: Do you have any hobbies? What do you like to do in your free time?

TF: I like to go to the gym, but when I’m not in the gym you can probably find me playing Fortnite.


FT: What inspires you in sports?

TF: My dad always inspired in my baseball career. I’ve always looked up to him and what he’s accomplished. I want to be able to compare myself to him in the future.


FT: What are your career goals? What job/career are you interested in?

TF: I want to play baseball as long as I can; it’s always been a dream to get drafted. After baseball, I want to go into something involving physical therapy.