J.P. Sportman ready vs. ValleyCats
Updated: Wednesday, August 20 2014, 08:29 PM EDT
Troy, NY - New York-Penn League All Star outfielder J.P. Sportman (La Salle Institute/CCSU) leads the Vermont Lake Monsters up against the Tri-City ValleyCats this week at Joe Bruno Stadium, which sits next door to his high school alma mater.
Sportman, who grew up in Schenectady, was Oakland's 27th round selection in the 2014 MLB Draft. After batting .321 for the A's rookie league team in Arizona, the former South Troy Dodger has been even better since being promoted to Vermont. Heading into Wednesday's series opener, Sportman was had a .367 average.
"Everything is just falling my way right now," said Sportman during batting practice Wednesday.