It was easy to figure out when Blessed Trinity baseball star Jake Skole had returned to the team from his ankle injury.
How so? The major-league baseball scouts started showing back up at the team’s games.
Nearly 30 MLB scouts watched Skoke put on a show in Tuesday’s sweep over Pierce County in the Class AA quarterfinals. The Titans (24-10) won a pair of five-inning games by the scores of 12-2 and 11-1.
Skole might be the state’s hottest player. Since returning from his injury, he has six homeruns and 21 RBI in six games — all playoff games.
“That’s impressive, isn’t it? He was out for most of the year,” Blessed Trinity coach Andy Harlin said. “Six homeruns in the playoffs? I don’t even know what to tell you about that one.
“He’s just one you sit back when you coach him, fold your arms and say ‘That a boy.’ He just has so much tremendous ability.”
In the Tuesday’s opening game, Skole blasted a homer that easily cleared