5.21.2006

Wow

Buried in the sports page yesterday (17C), there was a story of Highland Park pitcher Clayton Kershaw who faced Justin Northwest in a playoff game on Friday. Kershaw is suppossed to be a stud. He is ranked the top recruit by Baseball America. And at the playoff game, "more than a dozen pro scouts" showed up to watch him. But it was his first pitching performance in three weeks after a "strained right oblique." So how did he do? He faced 15 batters. He struck out 15 of them. (And he would have done more but Highland Park won on the 10 run rule.)

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