Congrats East Cobb Baseball Player, Dylan Lesko for being named Pitcher of the Year!
East Cobb Baseball player, Dylan Lesko represented the best from this year’s 14u age division during the summer of 2018. Lesko, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound 2022 right-hander was named Pitcher of the Year, respectively, at the Perfect Game Select Baseball Festival Awards Banquet Saturday night.
Lesko, a freshman at Buford (Ga.) High School, also enjoyed a torrid three-tournament stretch his summer in which he pitched 22 1/3 innings over eight appearances and allowed only one earned run (0.36 ERA) on five hits with 35 strikeouts.
He was named the Most Valuable Pitcher at the PG 14u BCS National Championship after pitching nine innings over three appearances without giving up a hit or a run while striking out 14; he struck-out 16 in 8 1/3 innings at the PG 14u WWBA National Championship.
Lesko compared his 13u summer in 2017 when the batters he faced were using the hitter-friendly Drop 5 bats to this summer when the batters were using harder bats and he felt like he was able to control the zone more.
“As the year went on, I got a better feel for the zone and I just learned the weaknesses of most hitters because it’s a long summer and you play the same teams over and over,” he said. “I just feel like that’s what helped me throughout the year.”
Lesko, who plays with the East Cobb Astros organization, has already been at 24 PG events and has earned 16 all-tournament nods; he has been a part of seven PG tournament championships teams.
“All the coaches at East Cobb, they’re always there to help you,” Lesko said. “They’re always there to help you … they push you, they give you the best information you can get to work on any aspect (of the game).”
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