08/18/2015 12:42 PM
Catching Academy Alumni continue to move on to and excel at the next level. The Catching Academy is proud to give an update on our alumni and their successes.
Jordan Procyshen (Northern Kentucky University), one of the first graduates of the Catching Academy, continues to excel in the Boston Red Sox organization. Jordan made the South Atlantic League All Star Game and immediately following that game was called up to High - A ball where he is currently playing for the Salem Red Sox. Chris Shaw (Oklahoma University) was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles this past June in the 15th round of the MLB First Player Draft. Chris was drafted previously by the Milwaukee Brewers (38th Round) and the St. Louis Cardinals (14th Round), but the third time was a charm as he elected to sign with the Orioles and is currently playing for the Aberdeen Ironbirds which is a short season A level team. Toby DeMello (St. Mary's College) is having a great season for the Southern Illinois Miners in the Frontier League. Toby currently sports a .998 fielding percentage and on June 12, called and caught a no hitter! Logan Trowbridge (Cal State Bakersfield) ended his college career by leading the Roadrunners to a conference championship and an appearance in the NCAA Tournamnet competing in the UCLA Regional.
More young catchers continue to move on to the next level as Dylan Isquirdo, a Coast Conference Gold Glove winner, as well as a two-time all conference selection at the College of San Mateo has accepted a scholarship to play at Virginia Commonwealth University. VCU won their conference and competed in the NCAA Tournament in the Miami regional last season. Noah Burnham (College Park High School) led his high school team to a North Coach Section Division 1 title this past season. Noah will take his talents to the University of California, Santa Barbara this Fall to catch one of the top pitching staffs int he country. Ray Soderman (San Ramon Valley High School) had a stand out senior season as he was a 1st Team All-EBAL selection and 1st Team All-East Bay selection after leading the league in hitting and catching two no hitters. Ray will go on to play at junior colelge powerhouse, College of San Mateo. Jared Baur (Deer Valley High School) move to the next level as he will attend Occidental College this Fall, a top notch NCAA Division 3 program in Orange County, California.
These players worked hard to get to where they are now. Be the next in line! Classes start back up after Labor Day!