Seattle Mariners' John Jaso (Catcher/DH) and
Tom McNamara (Director of Amateur Scouting)
Join NWBC team of speakers!
Tom McNamara joins us again this year. Tom has supported the NWBC the past 3 yrs with his annual appearance and insight into the organization both current and future…Before assuming the role as Director of Amateur Scouting, Tom was an Area Scout for the Mariners from 94-2000…Tom is a former Professional player who played one yr in the Mariner organization and, I believe, as a college athlete stole 71 bases in one season(1988). Set the the NY State College record for SB and his subject presentation today(Base running)will give all of you insight into the philosophy, game management and strategies to put
“Small ball into action"
John Jaso, from Chula Vista, California, was traded to the Seattle Mariners in 2011 from the Tampa Bay Rays where he was drafted out of Junior College.. In 2012, he led the Mariners in Batting Average and on base percentage Career highs in HR, RBI’s and OBP (394). John was a valuable member of the Mariners who when not catching also was the DH for the club. He also, as many of you should know caught the first perfect game in Seattle Mariner history…. John’s topic this morning is: How to stop the running game.
Wins 2012 MLB
Gold Glove Award!
Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney tonight was awarded the 2012 National League Rawlings Gold Glove for defensive excellence at his position, the first Gold Glove of his career and the first by a Cubs second baseman in 21 years.
In just his second full season in the big leagues, Barney led all major league second basemen with a .997 fielding percentage this season, committing only two errors in 731 total chances covering 1,270.1 innings. Barney tied the single-season major league record by playing 141-consecutive games at second base without an error, first done by Detroit’s Placido Polanco in 2007.
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NW Star Academy
Sponsor of the Year!
We are excited about Dick's Sporting Goods
joining our team and supporting all of our sponsored programs throughout the year
Holiday Inn PDX joins in as the
Host Hotel for the Oregon State
American Legion Championships
NW Star Academy is glad to have the Holiday Inn PDX join the team of positive support
for this major Baseball event from
August 1-5 at Concordia University. The playing venue at Concordia
University in the proximity of the Holiday Inn
makes it a convenient and first class property
for the Legion State tournament.
Buffalo Wild Wings is proud to support the State American Legion Championships
Buffalo Wild Wings is proud to support the State American Legion Championships and
many other NW Star Academy programs. We invite all teams, coaches, and baseball
enthusiasts to visit any one of our 8 locations in the Portland Metro area.
With a complete menu fit for the entire family and the ability to accommodate
large groups, Buffalo Wild Wings is the perfect place to dine with your friends and families.