Padres sluggers are in the Top 3 of the batting race in the 2nd Annual Triple A Youth Baseball League.
Khobby Kaipat is still on top with his .579 batting average, as he went 11-for-19 after last Sept. 2 games at the Francisco “Tan Ko” Palacios Ballfield. Closing in at second place is Kaipat’s teammate Patrick Tenorio, who is 9-for-18 for a .500 batting average. Kaipat and Tenorio are the only two sluggers to have a batting average of at least .500, as their teammate Kier Agda earned a .429 average off his 9-for-21 performance at the plate.
The Giants’ Franco Nakamura is at fourth, going 7-for-7 for an average of .400, followed by the Padres’ Leroy Regis (6-for-15/.400), the Dodgers’ Craig Aguon (6-for-15/.400), the Braves’ A.J. Lizama (6 for-17/.353), the Giants’ Kenji Yamagata (.353), the Padres’ Lancaster Secharmidal (5-for-15/.313) and Kainoa Wanket (5-for-15/.313), the Braves’ Lucio Kalen (5-for-15/.313) and J.J. Lifoifoi (4-for-14/.267), the Dodgers’ Jhace Palacios (5-for-19/.263), the Padres’ Verlance Secharmidal (5-for-19/.263), and the Giants’ Jesse Brel (5-for-19/.263).
The Top 15 batting leaders were based on 15 or more at bat.
In the doubles race, Lizama and the Padres’ Kaipat and Quinson Blas have two apiece, while the Giants’ Devyn Flores leads in RBI with his 6, ahead of Nakamura (4).
In the pitching battle, three have earned 0.00 ERA with the Yankees’ Gino Dela Cruz allowing only three runs in eight innings pitch and the Braves’ Frankie Lieto also giving up three runs in 7.2 innings pitch. Lifoifoi has a 0.00 ERA, too, pitching 7.1 innings and allowing only one run.
Rounding out the Top 10 are the Braves’ Logan Martin (0.46 ERA), the Yankees’ Darion Jones (0.62), the Giants’ Jessel Brel (0.70) and K.J. Deleon Guerrero (1.71), the Dodgers’ Brian Camacho (1.24), and the Tigers’ Keene Leon Guerrero (1.50) and Jose Lizama (1.91).
Keeen Deleon Guerrero and Brel are in a standoff in the strikeouts race with 14 apiece, while Lifoifoi and Camacho are also even with 11 each. Martin, Jose Lizama, Jones, and Greg Iskawa have 10 apiece, while Nakamura and Frankie Lieto have nine and eight, respectively.