The Rio Grande honors Isaac Venger Prado

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It was a very emotional day at the Eldorado High School baseball field on Wednesday. A day after Rio Grande junior Isaac Venzer Prado suffered a heart attack, the Ravens and Eagles honored his memory in a pregame ceremony.

With hundreds of supporters in attendance, Isaac’s family carried his jersey from home plate to first base as the game began with an intentional walk in his honor. Ravens and Eagles players, along with Isaac’s family, then gathered around the pitching mound in prayer.

“We wanted to honor the family and make sure Isaac is never forgotten,” Rio Grande head coach Orlando Griego said. “He was a great kid, great ball player and will be missed, but we will always carry him in our hearts. Use this as a moment to teach our children to love each other and be kind to each other, to forgive and always support each other and to be brothers to each other.”

Ravens players also added a No. 26 decal to the back of their jerseys in Isaac’s memory. The Rio Grande scoreboard will also be named after him later this season.

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