A few years ago, Jack Gurevitch was belting fastballs over the portable fences by the bucketful at the Palisades Recreation Center’s Field of Dreams. Now the former Pacific Palisades Baseball Association All-Star is hitting homers for the varsity team at Notre Dame High in Sherman Oaks.
The Knights’ junior blasted his first round-tripper of the season in a 9-0 nonleague rout of Santa Ana Mater Dei on March 23. The 6-foot, 205-pound pitcher and first baseman also plays club for Garciaparra Baseball Group.
Through five games—all wins—Gurevitch scored three runs with six hits, seven RBIs, a stolen base, a .429 batting average and a .642 slugging percentage. He had also pitched 2.2 innings with one strikeout and no runs allowed. As a sophomore last spring Gurevitch appeared in two games on varsity.
Gurevitch, who lives in Marquez Knolls, was a member of the Cooperstown Bronco 12U All-Star team that reached the PONY West Zone championship game in 2016—the furthest any team in PPBA history has ever gone. He led Palisades with four hits in a pool play game versus Whittier and doubled in the final against La Quinta. That magical summer the team won 25 of 35 games, scored 431 runs, allowed 233 and won 13 games by 10 runs or more. Two years earlier, Gurevitch hit a towering two-run homer to lead Palisades’ Mustang Blue All-Stars to a 6-1 triumph in their first game of the Section playoffs. In 2013, he pitched and hit the Yankees to the PPBA Mustang World Series title.
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