|School: Grant||Graduation Year: 2005|
Year Inducted: 2020
Sports Played: Basketball, Baseball
High School Honors: 4 Baseball and 1 Basketball letters. 1st Team All-PIL pitcher as a Junior and Senior; 2nd Team shortstop as a Junior. PIL Pitcher of the Year as a Senior (7-0, 41 innings; 2 runs; 68 strikeouts); Honorable Mention All-PIL shortstop as a Freshman and Sophomore. 1st Team All-State pitcher and Team Captain as a Senior. Nike Community Service Award.
Post High School Career: Drafted by Kansas City Royals, 2005. Minor league baseball 2005-08 with Arizona Royals, Idaho Falls, and Burlington (Iowa) until elbow injury. Attended University of Oregon 2 years, Portland State University 3 years, BS degree in Community Development, minor in Math. Played another year of Independent ball with Fargo-Moorehead Redhawks and a season each in Australia and Canada. Now a licensed barber in Portland.
Thinking about accomplishments. They are just a byproduct of having fun and working hard to be the best you can be. I was just playing ball with my boys and putting all my practice in to action, for myself to see, and anybody else who wanted to watch. For me, it wasn’t ever good enough, because I wasn’t “there” yet. I guess that keeps you coming back the next day. I never did get “there” in my mind, but we had so many good times on and off the field and I’ll always be proud of everything we did at Grant.