A major league homecoming

July 13, 2010

Issaquah grad Colin Curtis, now a New York Yankee, plays in Seattle for first time as major leaguer

Colin Curtis, former Issaquah High School baseball standout, takes batting practice July 8 at Safeco Field, before his New York Yankees meet the Seattle Mariners in the first game in front of his hometown fans. By Greg Farrar

Fifteen years ago, had Colin Curtis known he would someday become a major league outfielder, he would have said, “perfect, my plan is going to work.” At least that is what Curtis, now 25, said with a laugh when asked what his reaction would have been.

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A week to remember

June 22, 2010

Preston pitcher Bobbie Schultz gets call from Los Angeles Dodgers, is drafted a week later

Bobbie Schultz, a 2010 Eastside Catholic High School graduate, wears the Los Angeles Dodgers’ jersey, the team that drafted the pitcher in the 49th round. By Greg Farrar

The beginning of June 2010 is something Bobbie Schultz is sure to remember for the rest of his life. On June 2, he got a phone call from a baseball scouting coordinator. Just one week later, he was a member of a Major League Baseball club.

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Bobbie Schultz drafted to Dodgers

June 15, 2010

NEW — 3:17 p.m. June 15, 2010

Bobbie Schultz, of Issaquah, got a nice graduation present June 9. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 49th round of the Major League Baseball draft.

Schultz, who graduated from Eastside Catholic High School June on 6, pitched for the Crusaders baseball team. The Dodgers invited him to a pitching session at Dodger Stadium just days before the draft, his father Rick Schultz said.

During his high school career, Bobbie Schultz struck out Bishop Blanchet’s Josh Sale four times, Rick Schultz said. Sale went 17th overall in the draft.

Bobbie Schultz was accepted to the University of Nevada, Reno.