Saugus first baseman Don Pedersen would rather avoid comparisons to Cory Snyder, the Cleveland Indians' outfielder and former Canyon High player.
"I'd rather just concentrate on going out there and doing the things that need to be done," Pedersen said.
Sorry, Don, but after looking at your statistics as a junior last year alongside Snyder's numbers from his junior year in 1980, comparisons are hard to ignore.
Consider these striking similarities: Pedersen and Snyder batted .417 in Golden League play and .333 in the playoffs. Both had .500 records as pitchers and were named to All-Golden League teams. And both were 6-2, 170.
"It never really dawned on me," Pedersen said.
"Offensively, Pedersen has to get the nod in terms of overall statistics," said Saugus assistant Coach Bill Bolde, who also coached Snyder. "But I would hate to say one is better than the other."