Mother’s Day Magic at Angel Stadium

Corvallis Knights alum and 2009 West Coast League Pitcher of the Year Matt Andriese (pictured) made his 2016 debut with the Tampa Bay Rays extra special as the right-hander pitched in front of friends and family, including his mom Lynn, at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Mother’s Day.

Andriese, a native of Redlands, California, grew up rooting for the Angels. He stymied the Halos on Sunday allowing only 4 hits and one run over 7 innings pitched to earn the win in the Rays 3-1 victory.

Matt pitched collegiately at UC Riverside. His summer performance following his frosh spring earned Andriese WCL Pitcher of the Year honors.

The Highlanders have a long history of placing players in the West Coast League. Their current head coach is former MLB closer Troy Percival of the Angels.