Tommy Lyons- LH hitting catcher with independent pro and Australian experience
Tommy is a versatile player from California who played four years in college at Division 2 Sonoma State University, Santa Rosa Junior College, and finished his final two years at New Mexico Highlands University where he held a .322 career batting average and showed good power averaging a .533 slugging percentage.
After graduating from college in 2013, Tommy has spent his career in the Pacific Association and Pecos League while also playing ball with the Woden Rebels in Australia during the winters. During the winter of 2015-2016 Tommy hit .442 with an OBP of .516, earning himself the league batting title and team MVP (article on baseballjobsoverseas.com).
In the summer of 2016 Tommy won a championship with both the Tucson Saguaros of the Pecos League, and the Sonoma Stompers of the Pacific Association (transfered after the Pecos season ended).
For the 2016-2017 winter Tommy returned to the Rebels in Australia and had another great season hitting .396 and an OBP of .446.
In 2017 Tommy returned to the Stompers but after only two games had to leave the team to return home due to a family health emergency. Tommy is now looking to once again get back into action and pick up where he left off. He is looking to take his career to Europe for the 2018 season and is in search of a club who is in need of a veteran catcher with a big bat.
To add to Tommy’s value, he also has an extensive coaching background. For the last three years he has coached his former high school varsity team, run many little league camps, given private lessons, and helped coach for the independent Sonoma Stompers baseball club.
Tommy would be a great addition to any team who is looking for a power hitter, a solid defender, and a guy with a positive attitude who has a passion for the game and brings a wealth of baseball knowledge.
Weight: 220lbs/100 kg
2004-2008: Sonoma Valley High School Baseball
2009: Petaluma Leghorns American Legion
2010: Sonoma State University (NCAA Division 2)
2011: Santa Rosa Junior College (California JUCO)
2012: Nevada Bighorns (Pacific West Baseball League)
2012-2013: New Mexico Highlands University (NCAA Division 2)
2013: East Bay Lumberjacks (Pacific Association)
2016: Tucson Saguaros, Pecos League
2014-2017: Sonoma Stompers (Pacific Association)
2015-2016: Woden Rebels (Capital Territory State League, Australia)
2016-2017: Woden Rebels (Capital Territory State League, Australia)
Rebels full team stats 2016-2017
Rebels full team stats 2015-2016
Jarod Jamerson– Teammate at New Mexico Highlands University:
“Tommy is not only a great guy but that man has some big boy pop. As an infielder he was always aggressive and wasn’t afraid to get dirty. He was somewhat unorthodox with a slight hitch in his throw but he was an offensive threat from the left side”
Gary Stauff– Teammate on Sonoma Stompers:
“Although he got hurt last year, he can definitely still swing the bat. He is an awesome person and was a great coach even when he wasn’t able to play”
AJ Alexander– Teammate at New Mexico Highlands University:
“He was a great team guy with very good power”
Tommy is open to any professional opportunity overseas at any time of the year. He is willing to coach, work, and pay for his flight if necessary.
Phone/Whatsapp: +1 (707) 228-8099
Facebook: Tommy Lyons
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