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Bishop Amat’s Jayson Gonzalez and South Hills’ Jacob Amaya are nothing short of special

Bishop Amat's Jayson Gonzalez (C) against JSerra in the  first inning of the National Classic Championship baseball game at Cal State Fullerton in Fullerton, Calif., on Thursday, April 13, 2017. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)
Bishop Amat's Jayson Gonzalez (C) against JSerra in the first inning of the National Classic Championship baseball game at Cal State Fullerton in Fullerton, Calif., on Thursday, April 13, 2017. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

When they were younger, their youth baseball coaches had to alternate their playing time at shortstop in order to accommodate two talents bigger than the diamond they played on.

One game it would be Jacob Amaya at shortstop with Jayson Gonzalez at third base. The next game, it would be the other way around.

These days, both Gonzalez who plays at Bishop Amat High School, and Amaya, who plays at South Hills, have their own opportunity to shine and are doing just that. Two shortstops, the same age, from the same city, doing big things on their respective big stages…

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