New Roads assembled some of the best young baseball talent on the Westside last year.
But when the season turned out to be a learning experience, team followers came up with a slogan and distributed t-shirts.
“New Roads Baseball” were the words on one side. “It’s a Marathon, Not A Sprint” was written on the other side.
On cue, the Jaguars have come back more experienced and more determined this season. Coach Sean Brookes’ team has won its first three ganes.
New Roads opened with a 12-5 win over Oakwood, followed by defeating Windward, 5-3 and then beat St. Monica on its Marine Park home field, 6-2.
Sophomore outfielder Anthony Carillo, who broke into high school baseball in spectacular fashion last season, is hitting .625 Dylan Elkin is batting .600 and Max Chilkov .500.
A newcomer, Steven Ellis, has had just one at-bat but is hitting .1000.
Two stars of last years’s team who came up from the local Little League ranks, Blaise Dolcemascio and Quinn Barbiri, have benefited from a year in the program. Dolcemascio is a sophomore and Barbiri a junior.
New Roads is a member of the Harbor League and competes in CIF Division 7.
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