Petaluma’s Jonny Gomes pitching one of the greatest innings in history

082815_atl_gomes_leg_kick_med_9ijf5r3qYou’re probably saying, Jonny Gomes pitching? What? Yeah he is a position player.  Obviously the Braves were in a tough spot, and they brought in Gomes to pitch an inning that will go down in history.

From the MLB.COM website:

082815_atl_gomes_does_cueto_med_bp5e5752With the way the 2015 season has gone, you may have assumed you’d seen about all the different position player pitching archetypes there are to see. But with the Braves down big to the Yankees on Friday, we all learned a valuable lesson: You have not lived until you’ve seen Jonny Gomes pitch.

082815_atl_gomes_strike_three_med_rq515uvhGomes is the Platonic ideal of the position player pitcher — the beard, the unbuttoned jersey, the sure-why-not ethos that results from surviving five different brushes with death. And when the moment of truth finally arrived, oh man, did Jonny Gomes not disappoint. Over the course of one glorious inning, he flinched, kicked, flailed, hat-tipped and occasionally pitched his way into our hearts, and to commemorate this historic moment, we’ve compiled this exhaustive timeline:

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Congrats to Petaluma High School grad Anthony Sequeira drafted to MLB Phillies

Anthony Sequeira Oral Roberts BaseballRound 23, #684 overall – Anthony Sequeira, RHP

Sequeira was the 2015 Summit League Player of the Year, hitting .341/.423/.583 for Oral Roberts, but the Phillies have drafted him as a pitcher, because he’s apparently pretty great at that, too. There’s a nice little recap here of Sequeira’s season below written by the Summit League, ORUs Sequeira named Gregg Olson Award Semifinalist:

TULSA, Okla. ( – Oral Roberts baseball player Anthony Sequeira has been named a semifinalist for the Gregg Olson Award, an honor to be presented to college baseball’s breakout player of the year. The annual award is given to a top amateur baseball player who elevates his game to an elite level throughout the season.

Sequiera Oral Roberts Golden EaglesA native of Petaluma, Calif., Sequeira improved his batting average nearly 90 points from his junior year, when he batted .258. This season, Sequeira turned in a breakout season while being one of the Golden Eagles best hitters with a .341 batting average while leading the team in several offensive categories.

Sequeira was named The Summit League Player of the Year and a First-Team player at the utility position as well as a relief pitcher after leading the conference in home runs, RBI as well as saves.

The Gregg Olson Award is named after Olson, a former Auburn pitching great and two-time All American who had breakout sophomore junior seasons for the Tigers. The award was developed to honor college baseball’s success stories and showcase players like Olson who have raised the level of their game through hard work, strength of mind and determination.

Eligible players will be those who are omitted from major publication’s preseason All American prognostications; however by the end of the season their on the field performance will demonstrate that they are among the top amateur baseball players in the nation.

Ball State sophomore pitcher Scott Baker won the inaugural Greg Olson Award in 2013.

The winner of the 2014 Gregg Olson Award will be named in Omaha, Nebraska during the College World Series which is to be held this season at TD Ameritrade Park from June 15-June 25/26.

Also check out this good news: #Petaluma is Two for Two! Crosstown Grads Both Drafted To Arizona Diamond Backs in MLB Draft

Anthony SequeiraUPDATE: June 11, 2015 Oklahoma News On 6 – ORU’s Sequeira Named Finalist For Olerud Award

UPDATE: June 11, 2015 The Daily Progress: BASEBALL: ORU’s Sequeira, Whatley earn Midwest All-Region honors

#Petaluma is Two for Two! Crosstown Grads Both Drafted To Arizona Diamondbacks in MLB Draft

We would like to congratulate two high school grads for being drafted in Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks.

15.christy.mugFrancis Christy is a Casa Grande High School grad who is a Junior at Palomar College was drafted in the 7th round of the MLB draft on Tuesday. We recently shared an article on him in our social medial feeds in May,. Palomar’s Christy grows up Comets catcher has matured and figures to be a high pick in the June draft. He previously was named California Community College Player of the Year and National Community College Player of the Year, was drafted in the seventh round by the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday.  He was the first player taken in round 7 and the first California community college player selected in the draft. He also was the first community college catcher in the nation taken in the draft. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound sophomore, who signed a letter of intent with the University of Washington prior to Palomar’s 2015 season, batted .316 with a state-leading 11 home runs, 52 RBIs and 43 runs scored in 45 games as the Comets went 37-8 and finished third in the California State Tournament.

daniel_comstock_49_mbaDaniel Comstock a Petaluma High School grad,  who was Empire District Player of the year in 2012, was picked up in the 18th round of the MLB draft today.  Comstock, also a catcher, hit .317 in 50 games for Menlo Oaks during the 2013-14 season.  He was second on the team in home runs (4) and third in RBI’s (29) and second on the team in on-base percentage (.408) that year which earned him a spot on the All-NAIA West Group Team.  In his 2014-15 year he hit .393, 16 home runners, and 56 RBIs with a .482 On Base Percentage. On June 3, 2015 Comstock was named NAIA All-American.

Two hours ago Comstock tweeted this on his Twitter page.

Also see this late and great news: Congrats to Petaluma High School grad Anthony Sequeira drafted to MLB Phillies