Ranked 8th in the Nation
The newly named Panthers Gold team coached by Chris and Ivette Hernandez has the benefit of fielding eight players who have been together three year bringing great team chemistry and camaraderie. Chris and Ivette Hernandez are a brother and sister duo who lead three of the most competitive teams in the greater Los Angeles area.
In 2015, all Hernandez teams that competed for PGF berths successfully qualified for PGF nationals at their respective age groups.
Based in Sylmar, California, the then-3D team finished in the Top 25 at PGF Nationals last summer as a first-year 12U team and since then went 5-0 to earn a return berth to PGF Nationals at a qualifier tournament, won the championship of the TCS April’s Finest tourney and finished 2nd at the St. Paddys Day tournament.
Players to watch include P/1B Dee Dee Hernandez, a solid pitcher with great movement and field presence who also is a tremendous power hitter.
SS/IF Sofia Morales, a slapper who sets the table for the batters behind her and has excellent speed to apply pressure to the defense.
3B Amber Toven, a clutch hitter in pressure situations who is also strong with the glove.
Overall, the Panthers Gold team is athletic and versatile with pitching and defense that will always keep them in the game.