Four weeks and 80 games into the season, a lot more home runs are being hit and double-plays are becoming routine for La Jolla Youth Baseball.
Austin Caulk in Bronco hit a couple of home runs for On the Inside Design team, while Luke Bucon went yard twice for RBC in Pony. Michael Campagna hit a three-run blast for Cass Street in Mustang and Caden Fiorini on Baxter has hit two home runs in Pinto.
The “Player of the Week” is Jamie Abrams on Pharmatek in Pony. Not only did he throw seven strikeouts in three innings, but he hit a “Ruthian shot that cleared the scoreboard by 20 feet and was later found down at the Shores parking lot!” according to one of the managers. He followed up that performance with another home run on Saturday afternoon.
In addition to the fun on the fields, LJYB is helping out in the community by participating with “Kids Gear for Baseball” to collect and donate used baseball equipment that will be used in other leagues in San Diego.
This collection took place March 26. Also in the community, Islands Restaurant in La Jolla is hosting a “LJYB Night at Islands” fundraiser to support the league by donating 20 percent of the proceeds from the evening to La Jolla Youth Baseball. This fun event takes place tonight at Islands!
LJYB will be taking a spring break on Saturday and by the time we resume play on April 11, the bathroom reconstruction project is scheduled for completion.
This project has been in the works for years and with a generous $20,000 grant from Las Patronas, the funding for the project was completed and construction was started before the season opened.