Congratulations to the following HLL alumni for their success in college and/or professional baseball. Know of someone to add? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christopher Baker earned a baseball scholarship in 2013 to attend University of Washington
Tyler Goeddel was a first-round draft pick (No. 41 overall) of the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2011 Major League Baseball Entry Draft. He signed for $1.5 million. Tyler played on HLL's 2004 and 2005 champion District 12's teams and later enjoyed a stellar high school career at St. Francis High School in Mountain View. After 4 seasons moving through the minor leagues with the Rays, Tyler was the first player selected in the Rule 5 draft in 2015 by the Philadelphia Phillies. In 2016 he played a full season as an outfielder with the Phillies.
Erik Goeddel was a 24th-round selection of the New York Mets in the 2010 Major League Baseball Entry Draft. He previously achieved success at Bellarmine high school in San Jose and UCLA, which he represented in the 2010 College World Series. He made his major league debut as a pitcher with the Mets in 2014. He pitched for the Mets in 2014-2017, then with the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Dodgers in 2018. He made it to the World Series with the 2015 Mets and the 2018 Dodgers.
Grant Goodman was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 36th round of the 2013 MLB Draft (#1092 overall).
Matthew Krook was drafted by the Miami Marlins with the #35 overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft.
Julian Merryweather made his MLB debut with the Toronto Blue Jays in August 2020.
Tony Renda was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the second round (80th overall) of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Tony was named the 2011 Pac-10 Player of the Year. Tony, a sophomore second baseman at Cal, was the third Golden Bear to win the award. He has been named to the All-Pac-10 team in each of his first two seasons. In 2001, Tony was a member of HLL's District 52 and Section 3 championship team in the 9/10 age group.
Benjamin Sosnick was drafted in the 49th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Entry Draft by the San Francisco Giants. The second baseman attended Jewish Community High School of the Bay in San Francisco.
Michael Strem earned a baseball scholarship to attend Boston College in 2013. While at St Francis High School, he was named the 2013 SJ Mercury News baseball player of the year after a tremendous season which included throwing a 66-pitch perfect game.