Alumnus reaches Major League Baseball

The Atlanta Braves called up Max Fried ’12 from their Double-A affiliate to join the team’s bullpen August 5. Fried was the seventh overall pick in the MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres in 2012, but his first appearance with the Braves will be his major league debut. The left-handed pitcher is the Braves’ No. 10 prospect, known for his […]

Padres ink No. 7 pick Fried

By Robbie Loeb Left-handed pitcher Max Fried ’12 agreed to terms with the San Diego Padres Friday for a deal worth $3 million, the MLB’s assigned slot value for the 7th overall pick. The 6-foot-4 southpaw was the first high school pitcher taken in this year’s First-Year Player Draft. The former UCLA commit will head […]

Baseball shuts out Ventura County, advances to CIF quarterfinals

By Camille Shooshani Left-handed pitcher Max Fried’s ’12 3-0 complete game against Ventura County today launched the Wolverines to the second round of CIF playoffs. The team will play again tomorrow. With 10 strikeouts, one walk and three hits, Fried dominated Ventura County’s offense. Through the first three innings, he pitched a no hitter. In the second […]

Baseball clinches back-to-back Mission League title with win over Loyola

By Camille Shooshani A 7-3 victory over the Loyola Cubs earned the boys’ baseball team its second straight league championship. Jack Flaherty ’14, who also pitched and homered in Tuesday’s 7-6 loss to Loyola, blanked the Cubs through four innings. Max Fried ’12 hit a home run in the fourth to put the Wolverines up […]

Baseball falls to Mater Dei in championships at NHSI Tournament

By Robbie Loeb At the inaugural USA Baseball National High School Invitational in Cary, N.C., the Harvard-Westlake baseball team took second place after falling in extra innings to Santa Ana Mater Dei in the championship game. Day 1: Round of 16 vs. Russell County (Ala.)  The Wolverines opened the four-day tournament on Wednesday with a […]

Pitcher Giolito has shot at first overall pick in MLB draft this June

By Robbie Loeb In Major League Baseball, six first overall draft picks have been named Most Valuable Player. All six were drafted out of high school. Right-handed pitcher Lucas Giolito ’12 could be the number one overall selection in the MLB draft in June 2012, according to ESPN scouting insider Jason Churchill. “It’s cool to […]