University before being drafted by San Francisco in the first round of the 2014 MLB Draft. Selected out of LA by the Toronto Blue Jays with the 21st pick of the 2011 MLB Draft, Tyler, then 19, opted to join the NCAA's Vanderbilt Commodores rather than turn pro. An admitted gamble, his decision to take the collegiate route has been fruitful, as the Commodores won the 2014 College World Series prior to his re-entering the draft and being selected by the Giants. “A lot of thoughts come to mind,” Tyler told the San Francisco Chronicle, no doubt thinking back to his journey to the big leagues. “At the end of the day, I kept the team in position to win. It was an incredible win at the end. “I was nervous probably prior to the game,” he said. “Once I got out there, I settled in.”
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Former Spartans Standout Makes His MLB Debut Even from afar, the emotion was palpable as former Lawrence Academy pitcher-turned-San Francisco Giants hurler Tyler Beede ’11 made his major league baseball debut on April 11 at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif. Tyler, now 24, graduated from LA after leading the Spartans to an ISL flag and an undefeated season. The righty attended Vanderbilt
He certainly did — particularly after the first inning. In his MLB debut, Tyler pitched four innings, allowed three hits and two runs (none after the first inning), and struck out three as the Giants won, dramatically, 5-4. “There are a lot of things I can break down about this start,” he admitted. “I was not my sharpest. I was not efficient. I have a lot to work on, but I limited them to two runs.”
With his layup on February 5, Martin Mann ’18 became the latest addition to the varsity boys’ basketball 1,000-point club.
The volleyball Spartans enjoyed an outstanding 17-4 campaign, stretching the season to the second round of the NEPSAC.
Gabi Bailey ’19 was a big part of LA’s volleyball success, and earned ISL “Player of the Year” honors for her efforts.
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