Player to Watch: Mana Lau Kong
Travel team: 808 D-backs
The Hawaiian superstar, Mana’s dedication to bettering his game each and every day through strength and agility training, hitting lessons, and field work have most certainly paid off in the last year. His laundry list of accomplishments – a top 112 selection for the 12U National team, bringing home the region, state and world championship for the Little League World Series and a 2018 Pony World Series participant – are obviously incredibly impressive. Mana ended 2018 and began 2019 by competing with Baseball Youth Elite at Disney’s New Year’s Baseball Classic and the Baseball Youth All-American Games in Orlando – where he went 8-8 with 5 HRs and 18 Ks in 8 innings.