VCStar Athlete of the Week 3-24-2014
Opened Marmonte League play with a gem by scattering seven hits in a shutout against rival Westlake. The senior finished with six strikeouts in the 3-0 victory over the Warriors last Wednesday. For the season, the Lancers ace has an ERA of 0.00 by allowing no runs in 21 innings.
Quotable: “He was a good pitcher last year, but hard work has made him that much better.” — Thousand Oaks head coach Ryan Geisler
T.O. Acorn Article 3-27-2014:
Southpaw mows ’em down
Recent Alumni News...
The Battered Bastards of Baseball
Former Lancer Mac Way co-directed the film, The Battered Bastards of Baseball.
The documentary premiers this week at the Sundance film festival. The film highlights the development and success of the first independent minor league baseball team. It just so happens that his grandfather, Bing Russell started the team.
Bing is the father of another former Lancer, Kurt Russell.
Kurt co-owned the team with is father and also played for the team.
Mac graduated from TOHS in 2009. He was one of the top pitchers for the Lancers his senior year. He pitched 44.2 innings and posted a 2.98 ERA that year.
Congratulations Mac! Good luck and we'll be watching!
Tyler Smith Named Appalachian League MVP
Former TOHS baseball infielder Tyler Smith has been named the Appalachian League’s Player of the Year for the 2013 season, it was announced Friday.
Smith, a member of the Pulaski Mariners in the Single-A league, is in his first professional season after being drafted in the eighth round by Seattle in June.
Smith, a native of Thousand Oaks, Calif., leads the Appalachian League with a .331 batting average and is sixth with 14 doubles. He also has two home runs and 30 runs batted in this season, which has seven games remaining in the regular season.
He played at Oregon State prior to the 2010 season and ended with the third-most at bats in school history with 696. His 203 hits are sixth most and he finished his career with a .292 batting average, five home runs and 98 RBI. Smith batted .308 as a senior a year after hitting a career-best .343 in 2012.
Lancer alum Jett Bandy has been selected to participate in the Arizona Fall League.
If you know of any alumni players still playing please send along the links.