Saturday, July 19, 2008

Local Star -- International Stage

Congratulations to Cal State Fullerton outfielder Josh Fellhauer, who recently completed his sophomore year playing for the Titans. He was named to the 2008 USA Baseball National Team (collegiate division).

A former Upland resident, Josh played baseball and football at Rancho Cucamonga High School, and he is one of just four outfielders on the 20-man national team roster, which is playing in Europe this summer.

Of course, most significantly is that he was my top draft pick when I managed the Upland National Little League Minor “B” Dodgers when he was 8 years old. He helped lead that team to the league title, although nobody outside of the players, families and coaches really cared – or remembered.

He comes by his talents honestly, with a couple of athletically gifted parents, Julie and Bob Fellhauer, who were outstanding local athletes and were Josh's coaches through most of those youth seasons, except the one year Josh and brother Justin were on different teams in different divisions, and I got to draft Josh.

1 comment:

Rylie Rutter said...

Very cool story.