I love this quote from Rowland coach Craig Snyder. With Kaylea Snaer hitting .571 with 24 RBIs and eight home runs, he’s challenging the Hacienda League to pitch to her. “I don’t know, but I don’t think people in our league are going to pitch to her a whole lot,” Snyder said. “Not unless some other girls start hitting behind her. It takes more than one person.”
CIF SOFTBALL RECORD FOR HOME RUNS IN A SEASON
With eight home runs, Snaer needs six more to get her name in ink in the CIF record books. At the pace she’s going, she’ll get there soon.
18 – Bailie Kirker, Crescenta Valley (2008)
17 – Lauren Chamberlain, El Toro (2010)
16 – Lisa Estill, Grace Brethren (1998), Baile Kirker, Crescenta Valley (2009).
15 – Baile Kirker, Crescenta valley (2007), Brittany Spaulding, Los Alamitos (2008), Taylor Edwards, Vista Murrieta (2009), Lauren Sweet, Corona Santiago (2011).
14 — Sheri Ramsay, Hesperia (1990), Crystal Roberts, Grace Brethren (1998), Anissa Young, Bloomington, (2008), Shawna Wright, Lancaster (2007 and ’09), Alena Murgatroid, Quartz Hill (2009)
Snaer, a junior, leads the Valley with eight home runs. The next closest person has four. She has nearly double the RBIs (24) of any other hitter and is hitting a whopping .571.
But will it last? The Raiders open Hacienda League play on Thursday against Los Altos. Hitting well during tournaments is one thing, but getting pitches to hit in league where everybody knows what you’re capable of is another