by Marco Palacios
The baseball season finished at East Los Angeles College. Sophomore, Jonathan Larson, 21, concluded his career as a Husky.
First basemen on the ELAC baseball team, Larson, like all of his teammates is waiting for baseball Head Coach’s James Hines’ exit interview
Larson feels confident in his performance this season.
He has been a reliable player through out the 2013-2014 season, playing all 40 games including 21 South Coast Conference games
Larson was named to the All-South Coast Conference second team at first base.
Larson also received an academic achievement award the previous school year.
Jonathan is 5’ 11” and weighs about 175 pounds.
He is the youngest in his family and credits them for his love for the sport of baseball.
His father played baseball all through out high school while also playing football. Jonathan’s mother played softball through out high school as well.
Larson, however, credits his older brother for inspiring him to play the game of baseball.
Larson would watch his brother play center field for ELAC before watching him move on to Chico State University.
After finalizing his collegiate career Larson’s brother now coaches the baseball team at Arcadia High School.
“ (He’s) a team player who works (hard) and goes the extra mile.
His poise is never shaken up, working with the same attitude,” ELAC center fielder Kevin Amezquita said.
According to Larson he felt more comfortable being the veteran in a leadership role.
Although he is still undecided on what university he would like to transfer to, his goal is to become an elementary school teacher.
“I like to work with kids. I would eventually like to become a baseball coach,” Larson said.
If Larson gets drafted he would like to play first base for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, his favorite team since he was young.