PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Lefties announced this week the signing of two players from nearby communities and the team’s announcer from Central Michigan University.
Joining the Lefties will be Tacoma Community College outfielder Taylor Adams and University of Portland outfielders and first baseman Grant Sutton.
Adams is a 6-foot-3, 200-pound Lacey native who played at Timberline High School. He is committed to play at the University of Oregon.
Adams, described as being a “plus runner with good bat speed” hit .302 for Tacoma last year in 41 games. He had 11 stolen bases, six doubles, three triples and two home runs.
You can follow him on Twitter @TaylorD_Adams and on Insta-gram at TaylorD_Adams.
Sutton, a triplet, is a native of Gig Harbor and was a big star at Gig Harbor High School, winning the team’s 2014 Silver Slugger award. He is 6-4, 235 pounds. He started 11 games for the Pilots last season. You can follow him on Twitter @G_Sutt11 and on Instagram at gsutt11.
The Lefties continue to l;look for families to host players. Find out more at www.leftiesbaseball.com/host-families. The Lefties team store is open at 17 ½ W. First St.
The Port Angeles Lefties are a wooden bat collegiate team and will play in the West Coast League against teams from the Pacific Northwest in both the U.S. and Canada.
The Lefties this past week also named Bryan Sleik as the team’s announcer.
Sleik will announce every home game and will go on the road with the team for live action and behind-the-scenes coverage.
“I’m extremely excited for this opportunity,” said Sleik. “It’s been a dream of mine to do this for a living since I was in the second grade after meeting Cubs play-by-play man Pat Hughes. I’m grateful and looking forward to contributing to this organization and starting a new tradition as the first Voice of the Lefties, and to being a part of the incredible community of Port Angeles.”
Sleik, a recent graduate of Central Michigan University with a degree in broadcast and cinematic arts, comes to Port Angeles from Naperville, Ill. He worked for the Chippewa Sports Network in Mount Pleasant, Mich., doing play-by-play for both baseball and softball on the radio.
Sleik has also done high school radio play-by-play for the Beal City Aggies in Michigan.
“We’re excited to add him to our team,” said Lefties co-owner Dean Reynolds.
“We had another great selection of candidates this year. We strive to put a great broadcast out for every game and believe that Bryan gives us the best chance of success. His play-by-play experience with the Chippewa Sports Network set him apart from the rest,” Reynolds said.