Burton (right) with catcher Anthony Santino (left)
This week’s Athlete of the week is the catalyst behind Vassallo Trading’s Little League World Series Championship team, Pitcher Lukas Burton. Burton’s three-no hitters were an integral part of his team’s success, so much so that coach Tom Santino couldn’t help but gush over the pitcher.
“Lukas has tremendous movement on his ball,” Santino said. “He mixes his pitches well, and he picks his spots. For a kid to be that good is incredible.”
Burton was also a feared hitter, as he was walked during each at-bat during the World Series.
Congrats to Lukas Burton, this week’s athlete of the week.