Introducing The 2017 Port Angeles Lefties
Lefties Sign Pitcher Garry Hill and All-Star Ian Nowak
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—February 28, 2017—Port Angeles, WA—As snow covers our baseline to spring, the Lefties wrap up the first Youth Camps of the season and announce their newest acquisitions: outfielder and pitcher Garry Hill and utility player Ian Nowak. It’s the first time on the Peninsula for both young men, who will be playing college ball this spring in the Sunbelt and Big West Conferences, respectively. Check out their snapshots below.
Hill joins the Lefties from Arkansas State University, where he plays outfield and pitches for Coach Tommy Raffo. This 5’9”, 200 lb right-hander is originally from Monticello, AR, and looks forward to exploring the northwest. A Psychology major, Hill is the first in his family to play baseball. As a junior at Star City High School, Hill’s athleticism landed him a spot on a CBS sports highlight reel for a “miracle catch” made in a playoff game. Follow him on Instagram: G_hill2.
Nowak comes to the Lefties from UC Riverside, where he plays third and first base for Highlander Coach Troy Percival. This 6’3”, 201 lb Winchester, CA native bats and throws right. Expected to be a utility player for the Lefties, Nowak covers first, third, outfield and pitcher. In high school, he was named to the Southwestern All-Star Team for baseball and played football. Ian is the first member of his family to attend college, and he’s looking forward to contributing to the program. Follow him on Twitter: @inowak8
Lefties Baseball is looking for Host Families. Find out more at www.leftiesbaseball.com/host-families. Also, Lefties Team Store is open at 17 ½ W First Street in downtown Port Angeles, along with the online store. Gear up and count down to opening day!
About the Port Angeles Lefties: Founded in 2016, the Port Angeles Lefties is a wooden bat collegiate league baseball team based in Port Angeles, Washington. Part of the West Coast League, the Lefties’ mascot is a fiercely territorial Olympic marmot named Timber. For more information, schedules, and store hours, visit www.leftiesbaseball.com, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
About the West Coast League: The WCL is a summer wood bat league for college-eligible student-athletes, based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, dedicated to accelerating prospect development, increasing player exposure and bettering its member communities; by providing best-of-breed leadership, best-in-class competition, best-in-West Coast ballparks, memorable life experiences, and affordable entertainment in an environment that fosters organization, professionalism, promotion, competition, fun and innovation with the utmost integrity and respect for its players and the game.