Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Crab player Hop Sullivan playing for Bethany College Swedes of the NAIA!

Hop Sullivan is playing third base for Bethany College who are 15-2 for the season! My fellow worker June Sullivan is Hop's mom and she was on the road with the team this last week and they won 8 out 9! Hop played 3rd and SS for McKinleyville High and SS for CR before getting a scholarship to play ball at Bethany. (I feel his future in the minors will be as pitcher) The BC Baseball team has 35 roster players and 6 red shirts. He will be on the field this summer for the Crab's I am sure!

Too bad that HSU doesn't have a collegiate baseball team. They did back in the 70's. They have a "Club Team" that competes, but they should have the real thing. I pitched a few games against them 2 years ago with the Eel River Hardball team at Arcata Ball Park. They should be playing other Division 2 teams.

Speaking of the Crabs, I tried out for the team at HSU baseball field after spending a year on the College of the Redwoods baseball team in 79'. I was the oldest on the team at 21. Lou Bonomini cut me after I had fanned a few HSU players. I was driving home with my buddy Stacey Morgan who had a tough tryout but made the team. He tried to console me about being cut: "Man, that is too bad Richard, but you know, they took my picture for the program last week!" I was fit to be tied. Stacey also was a star QB on the CR football team and played on the Basketball team. He was drafted by the Philles. Dave Stone, Mark Suchanek, Mike and Ron Spini from our CR team played for the Crabs. They cut Keith Ambrosini who I thought was one of the best I ever saw in center field. 4 players from that team played for pay. I play to this day for fun. Wish I was good enough to play in the minors. Just average. But I was on the Dean's list grade wise during the season!

10 comments:

rick said...

Richard, You are more than average dud, Hell if it wasnt for you,I would not have played any sports. You had us playing everything except Hockey and if there was an ice rink some where we would have played that also. I think you have help peolpe along more than you think.
So where is Stacy these days and how far did he get up the baseball ladder.
I remeber the day he was drafted by the Yankees.
Rick

samoasoftball said...

Stacey ended up making it to triple A. He signed first eith the Yankees? I thought it was Phillie. I pitched a fast pitch tournament awhile back in Medford and ran into him in a game against Mock's. He was teaching at Grants Pass High School. We caught up a little bit.

Anonymous said...

Richard, you are a legend in your own mind.

rick said...

Rich,I think the Yankees drafted him while still at C/R 1st year of the Crabs.Kind of a leg up deal.
But I do stand corrected.
Rick

Anonymous said...

Legend in his own mind? Is that a bad thing?

Anonymous said...

I guess not, because as you grow older, all you really have are your memories, whether they are accurate or not!

Anonymous said...

The Dean's list Richard was on was the double secret probation list.

Anonymous said...

Asking questions are actually fastidious thing if you
are not understanding anything completely,
however this article offers fastidious understanding yet.


my blog :: viagra en ligne quebec
Also see my site :: viagra free trial pack

Anonymous said...

Hi there, after reading this amazing piece of writing i am as well glad to share
my experience here with mates.

Here is my web-site: how to get more followers on instagram

Anonymous said...

Extremely valuable details, I have actually constantly favored laser printers due to the fact that they
are less pricey to use, once you make the preliminary financial
investment. Toner cartrages are more costly but outlast numerous numerous inkjet cartrages
and are less messy to use. You can specify your laser printer to
print in grayscale and use less of the shade toner, I just use colour when
publishing pictures.

My blog: xerox phaser 8560mfp driver