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Hein ended up playing two varsity baseball seasons, manning the infield with Nick DeMarco.
"There's not a whole lot of people that are like Egon Hein," DeMarco said. "They only come around once in a while. He's just the type of kid that you look up to...obviously, his actions on the field speak for themselves. More importantly, [is] the person he is and obviously the leader he was."
"Whenever times got tough, you'd always see him stepping up and either making the play or motivating other kids allowing them to make plays," DeMarco continued. "He's just the type of person you want to be around."
For those who might be considering a change or following the path Hein once did, Hein says: "You got to find your way back to loving the game."
"If you truly don't love it and it really makes you miserable, then obviously don't do it," Hein continued. "For me, it was just put my head down, work hard and good things are going to come with it."
"It's pretty much that 'never give up' attitude."