Emma Suh, class of 2021, Sunny Hills High School, Fullerton
The best way to start this chapter is by defining the terms in its title. Routine is a good word for a hitter. A routine is a set, customary course of behavior. It’s an important part of preparation (a subject that will be addressed in the next chapter).
Ritual can also be a good word, implying a detailed method of procedure that is regularly followed. Faithfully followed. There’s where the word can lead a hitter astray. She must have faith in herself first and in her choice of behaving consistently. Behavior she established because it works – in a practical way. If a ritual is followed in a compulsive way – a way which a hitter can’t resist or adjust, that ritual is no longer a “good” one.
Congratulations to our Ohana Tigers Hansen 12u as they took the Red Rooster All Stars Tournament Championship by defeating their opponent 12-2 in the championship game by way of a run rule. They went 7-0-1 and never looked back during championship, day outscoring their opponents 43-5! Great work girls!
Katie Katsuyama (LHP, Ohana Tigers 16U Gold) was named Daily Breeze Female Athlete of the Week for posting a 3-1 record, 0.93 ERA, allowing just 3 hits and striking out 24 last week for Mira Costa HS. At the plate she went 3-8 (.375) with 5 runs scored. Great job Katie!
Vote for Katie for So Cal Athlete of the Week here: https://poll.fm/10302079
Ohana GOLD's Ale Samperio records another shutout game for her high school team. She struck out eight and allowed just three hits as the Stars (13-4) shut out the Sea Hawks, 3-0. Keep being awesome Ale!
Team: Ohana Tigers 18U Herrera
Position: C / 1B
High School: La Reina HS, Thousand Oaks, CA
Grade: Senior, Class of 2019
Other sports/school activities: Lit Team, Retreat Leader, National Honor Society
Years in Ohana: 2 years
Signed to: YALE University
Favorite Subject: Math
Favorite Color: Orange
Favorite Band: Gavin DeGraw
Favorite Athlete: Mike Trout
Favorite Store: Bath & Body Works
Hobbies: Hiking, puzzles, going to the beach
What courses/major do you plan to explore in college? Neurology, Physical Science, Psychology
Most important qualities in a person: integrity, optimism, kindness, trustworthiness
Biggest turn-off or pet peeve: loud chewing, taking food without asking, clicking/tapping pens
Favorite quote to live by: "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it for the Glory of God."
If I could do one thing to change the world: End Third World hunger and poverty
Position: Catcher, 1B
High School: Lakewood HS, Lakewood, CA
Grade: Junior, Class of 2020
Years in Ohana: 3 years
Signed to: Middle Tennessee State
Favorite Subject: History
Hobbies: Snowboarding, wakeboarding, surfing
Favorite Food: Hot Dogs
Favorite Snack: Peanut butter crackers
Favorite TV Show: Fosters
Favorite Movie: Kissing Booth
I play softball because: I love the game
My most embarassing softball moment: One time when I was blocking the ball, I made a funny noise and everyone heard it around the backstop so I blamed it on the ump!
Biggest role model and why: My Pa. Because he got me into the sport and is always encouraging to me.
What I still work on to improve / tip to younger players: Catchers should always work on getting to bunts faster.