The Padres’ Khobby Kaipat is back on top of the batting charts, while the Braves’ J.J. Lifoifoi remained flawless to gain the solo lead in the pitching race in the 2nd Annual DYS/Triple A Youth Baseball League.
Kaipat, who was dislodged from the No. 1 position in the batting race by the Tigers’ Ricardo Dela Cruz before the league was forced to have two-weeklong break due to rain, reclaimed his spot when action resumed this week. The Braves slugger is 13-for-27 at bat for an average of .481 to lead teammate Patrick Tenorio, who holds a batting average of .458 after going 11-for-24.
The Dodgers’ Craig Aguon moved up from fourth to third with his 10-for-22 performance and .455 average. The Top 3 leaders are the only ones in the Top 15 to post a batting average of at least .400.
The Yankees’ M.J. Sakisat and Braves’ A.J. Lizama are tied for fourth place with their similar .364 (8-for-22) average, followed by the Padres’ Kier Agda (.360/9-for-25) and Lancaster Secharmidal (.333/8-for-24), the Giants’ Franco Nakamura (.333/9-for-27), the Padres’ Verlance Secharmidal (.320/8-for-25), the Braves’ A.J. Evangelista (.318/7-for-22), the Yankees’ Darion Jones (.308/8-for-26) and Roke Tenorio (.286/6-for-21), the Braves’ Frankie Lieto (.286/6-for-21), the Giants’ Kenji Yamagata (.280/7-for-25), and the Padres’ Kainoa Wanket (.250/6-for-24).
The batting leaders were based on 21 or more times at bat.
In the pitching race, Lifoifoi got the solo No. 1 spot with his perfect 0.00 ERA. The Braves pitcher pitched 10.2 innings. The Braves’ foes scored only two runs with Lifoifoi on the mound and none were earned. The Giants’ Jesse Brel is in second place with his 0.54 ERA, as he pitched 13 innings and allowed only one earned (out of three) run. Frankie Lieto is the second Braves ace to break into the Top 3 with his 0.73 ERA, as he pitched 9.2 innings and also allowed only one run.
Rounding out the Top 10 are the Tigers’ Justin Reyes (0.81), the Braves’ Logan Martin (0.98), the Dodgers’ Brian Camacho (1.05), the Tigers’ Keene Leon Guerrero (1.08), the Yankees’ Gino Dela Cruz (1.08) and Darion Jones (1.29), and Wanket (1.40).
Lifoifoi is also ahead in the strikeouts race with his 19, while Darion Jones, the Tigers’ Jose Lizama, and Marin have 17 each.
In other races, K.J. De Leon Guerrero leads the runs category with his 12, Darion Jones has the most doubles (4), and the Braves’ Cody Kaipay has the most triples (2).