A couple of random thoughts …

Another of the bright young prospects is among us. La Serna first baseman Aaron Ashton hit his fourth home run of the season and had three hits and three runs batted in against Whittier to bring his batting average to to .448 with a team high 19 RBIs. Not too shabby for a 6-foot-3, 175-pound sophomore up from last year’s freshman team. …
Coach Jim Kruse has a couple of impressive youngsters, one of them being minute-sized sophomore second baseman Samantha Duran. The speedy, left-handed hitting leadoff batter is 11 for 23 (.478) with a team-high five RBIs.4. … And nobody plays the game any harder than center-fielder Janelle Carrasco, generously listed at 5-feet tall, but covers the field and runs the bases like a 6-footer, reminiscent of Alex Hernandez, who was of similiar physical stature and excitement producing and affectionally referred to the past three seasons as (“Little One.” she also wore No. 1), now playing for Mt. San Antonio College. …
And speaking of playing the game hard, does anyone do it better than Whittier center-fielder Daniel Enriquez? Through eight games, he was 15 for 27 (.556), and is there anyone who commits to the batted ball in the outfield any better? …

More names coming as the season moves on. …

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