Aug 07, 2017 | Dan Thompson | 238 views
Terrier Alum Square Off At Class `A' Pro
In the Midwest Class A League two Terrier alumni went head to head this past weekend.
Bruce Yari of the Cincinnati Reds affiliate Dayton Dragons and Mattingly Romanin (named after Yankee great Don Mattingly) of the Lansing Lugnuts, Toronto Blue Jays affiliate battled in Dayton Ohio in front of 7,842 fans.
Bruce had a homer and a single, while Mattingly had a single and his Lugnuts came away with the victory.
Yari has 9 homers, 10 doubles, a .347 OBP and is slugging .429
Romanin plays an outstanding third base and is hitting .250 in his last ten games.
Both players had excellent three year careers with the Terriers before moving on to play college baseball.
Mattingly earned a scholarship to NCAA D1 Chicago State University where he garnered several honors both academically and athletically.
Bruce spent his college years at NAIA UBC where he patrolled first base and was an offensive machine for the Thunderbirds.
Good luck to both young men as they forge their way through the minor leagues.