STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Dakota Handorf

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Dakota Handorf

Dakota Handorf

Deer Park High School senior baseball player Dakota Handorf is quietly putting together one of the best seasons not only in the Cincinnati Hills League and the city of Cincinnati, but one of the top performances at the plate in Wildcat history.

Handorf has been a force at the plate for the Wildcats, with a batting average of .525, 31 hits, 25 runs batted in, 13 doubles, three triples, a home run and five stolen bases. With 17 extra base hits, the left-handed hitter is averaging a double or better on more than half of his hits.

These astronomical numbers are not just team leading, but some of the best in the CHL. Handorf leads the league in batting average, on-base percentage, RBIs, triples, doubles and hits.

Handorf’s .525 batting average is the highest hitting percentage in the CHL since 2013, when Madeira’s Andrew Benintendi hit .564. Benintendi is currently the starting left fielder for the Boston Red Sox in Major League Baseball.

Handorf and his teammates currently sit with a record of 10-10 and have earned a home game in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division III playoffs. The Wildcats will host Seven Hills on May 8 at 4:30 p.m. to begin tournament play.