The Top 3 leaders in the batting chart are in a close race with the statistics from five more games in the 2nd Annual DYS/Triple A Youth Baseball League have yet to be counted.
Battling neck-and-neck for the batting champion title are the Dodgers’ Craig Aguon and the Padres’ Khobby Kaipat and Patrick Tenorio, who all recorded batting averages of at least .400 as of Oct. 3. Aguon has the lead with his average of .467 (14-for-30 at bat), while Kaipat holds an average of .444 after going 16-for-36. Tenorio is still in the thick of the fight with his .433 off his 13-for-30 performance at the plate. The winner of the batting race will be decided once the statistics from the four games over the weekend and one make-up match (Cardinals versus the Dodgers) last night are in.
Joining Aguon, Kaipat, and Tenorio in the Top 15 are the Yankees’ Darion Jones (.368/14-for-38), M.J. Sakisat (.355/11-for-31), and Roke Tenorio (.343/12-for-35), the Giants’ Franco Nakamura (.313/10-for-32), the Padres’ Lancaster Secharmidal (.281/9-for-32), the Giants’ Kenji Yamagata (.273/9-for-33) and Jesse Brel (.265/9-for-34), the Dodgers’ Jhace Palacios (.250/9-for-36), the Padres’ Kainoa Wanket (..250/8-for-32) and Verlance Secharmidal (.242/8-for-33), the Braves’ Lucio Kalen (.233/7-for-30), and the Giants’ K.J. Deleon Guerrero (.200/6-for-30).
Besides barging into the Top 15 of the batting race, K.J. Deleon Guerrero also made it to the runs leaders list with his field-best 14 runs. Verlance Secharmidal and Brel are tied in second with 12 each, while Roke and Patrick Tenorio, and the Braves’ A.J. Lizama have 11 apiece.
In the doubles, Kaipat and Jones are still in a deadlock with 4 each and the latter also tied the Braves’ Cody Kaipat in the most triples with two apiece. In the RBIs race, the Giants’ Devyn Flores is ahead with his 7, while the Tigers’ Ricard Dela Cruz has 6.
In the pitching race, J.J. Lifoifoi of the Braves is still on top with his 0.00 ERA. Lifoifoi pitched 13 innings and though four runs were scored with him on the mound, none were earned ones. Brel and the Tigers’ Justin Reyes have similar 0.46 ERA to tie for second, while another Tigers pitcher, Bret Halstead, rounded out the Top 3 with his 0.82.
In the strikeouts category, Brian Camacho is on top with 24 Ks, two more ahead of the Tigers’ Jose Lizama. Darion Jones made the Top 3 with his 21 strikeouts.