MLB: Angels star Mike Trout “hitless” in 2nd Rehab Game with IE 66ers

Angels all-star Mike Trout slotted at DH for the Inland Empire 66ers.

Angels outfielder Mike Trout returned to the Inland Empire 66ers lineup as the designated hitter for the second consecutive game.

Trout struck out, was hit by a pitch, free base on catcher’s interference, and fielder’s choice.

Trout is slated to return to his rehab assignment with the Angels California League affiliate on Saturday night.


BASEBALL: Angels star Mike Trout rehabbing with Inland Empire 66ers

Angels OF Mike Trout worked out with the Inland Empire 66ers on Tuesday.

Angels super star outfielder Mike Trout is on the mend for a thumb injury he suffered in May, but is inching closer to a return to the Halos lineup.

Trout worked out with the Halos California League affiliate Inland Empire 66ers on Tuesday and will play in several rehab games before returning to the Big League club after the All-Star break.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia has been on the record saying Trout will likely need 5-6 minor league rehab games before returning to the Angels.


HALL OF FAME: Riverside Sport HOF Wall of Distinction Ceremony


Cal Baptist baseball coach Gary Adock with Riverside Sport HOF President Debbi Guthrie.

27 names were added to the Riverside Sport Hall of Fame Wall of Distinction during a ceremony at Riverside City Hall on January 21, 2017.

Among those included are current Major League baseball players Austin Barnes (Dodgers) and Matt Andriese (Rays). Three Olympians were also added including gold medal swimmer Tyler Clary.

Below you’ll find a video of many of the honorees accepting their award:

Norte Vista High School football coach Ken Batdorf with Riverside Sport HOF President Debbi Guthrie.


MLB: Red Sox Pitcher Steven Wright Interview on Inland_Sports

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Steven Wright is enjoying a breakout season posting a record of 10-5 and earning a spot in his first Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

The Valley View High School graduate adopted the knuckleball about six years ago and has helped Wright not only reach the Big Leagues, but also anchor the Red Sox starting rotation.

Wright spoke with Pep Fernandez in an exclusive Inland_Sports interview:

MLB Draft: UCR’s Austin Sodders goes to Tigers in 7th Round

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The Detroit Tigers have drafted UC Riverside starting pitcher Austin Sodders (Canyon Springs HS) in the 7th round of the Major League Baseball Draft; 205th overall.

Sodders made 14 starts for the Highlanders and posted a mark of  7-4 with a 2.57 ERA.

The Pirates drafted Sodders in the 17th round last year coming out of Riverside City College, but he elected to attend UCR and ultimately improved his draft stock by 10 rounds this year.