May 1, 2013

Gates adjusting to new future

For most of his youth Nick Gates wanted to turn his athletic abilities into a professional career. He still does. It just might be on a different playing field.

Gates, a 6-foot-4, 272-pound offensive tackle from Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman, is a first baseman and a pitcher for his high school baseball team. He's batting .400 on the year and for many years he held out hope that he could play baseball in college and beyond.

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