Kevin Amezquita is in his sophomore season with East Los Angeles College (ELAC). The 6-1, 185 lb. centre fielder attended Gladstone High School in Covina, California, where he captained both the baseball and football teams for three years. Amezquita has been successful at getting on base for ELAC, although he has been mainly a singles hitter up to this point in his collegiate career. In his freshman season, Amezquita hit .282 with no homers and 21 RBI and he posted a solid .383 on-base percentage. He is hitting .266 with no homers and 12 RBI in 94 at-bats this spring, in addition to reaching base at a .367 clip. Over the last two seasons, Amezquita has also swiped 9 bases in 17 attempts.
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Third baseman Scott Jarvis is a freshman at UCLA and a former teammate of (2015 HarbourCat) Jackson Thoreson at Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose. Jarvis, who is strong defensively and can also play second base or shortstop, hit .241 with no homers and seven RBI in his senior year of high school. He has yet to make his college debut with UCLA, but the Bruins are ranked seventh in the NCAA, so it’s a pretty tough lineup to crack.
The team also announced that shortstop Ryan Anderson of UC Davis will not be able to play for the HarbourCats this summer due to a knee injury. The loss of Anderson means that Griffin Andreychuk is the only player on the roster with collegiate experience at that position. With Andreychuk being a better fit at second base, don’t be surprised if the ‘Cats sign an experienced shortstop before Opening Day. Hmmmm… I wonder what Mr. HarbourCat has planned for the summer...