Baseball: Tigers induct Jordan Hadlock, Cal Lewis into Hall of Fame |

Baseball: Tigers induct Jordan Hadlock, Cal Lewis into Hall of Fame

by Joey Crandall

The Douglas High baseball program added two players to its Hall of Fame prior to last Saturday’s doubleheader against Reed.

Cal Lewis, a 2002 grad, and Jordan Hadlock, a 2008 grad, joined the elite group of past Tiger players, bringing its overall size to 43 players and coaches.

Lewis was a three-year varsity letterman at Douglas between 2000 and 2002, starting at the corners of the infield during his junior and senior seasons.

The highlight of his junior year came when he hit a two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning against Reno, breaking a 7-7 tie and helping Douglas hand the Huskies their first loss of the season.

As a senior, Lewis was a first-team All-Sierra League honoree at third base. He batted .466 that season for the Tigers.

After high school, he played two seasons at Feather River College, where he batted .305 with six doubles, four home runs and 28 RBIs as a freshman.

He was a first-team All-Golden Valley Conference honoree in 2005 after batting .345 with 10 doubles, a triple, two home runs and 27 RBIs.

From there, he signed with South Dakota State.

Lewis started at third base for the Jackrabbits over the following two seasons and was named the NCAA Division I Independent Newcomer of the Week in April of 2006.

He hit 25 home runs over his two seasons there and was an Division I Independent All-Academic Team honoree in 2007.

His nine career triples put him in a tie for sixth on South Dakota State’s all-time career list and his 16 home runs in 2007 tied him for third on the school’s single-season record books.

He was awarded the school’s Greg Geary Big Stick award in 2007.

Hadlock played four seasons for the Douglas varsity between 2005 and 2008. He helped lead the Tigers to two Sierra League titles during that time, as well as an appearance in the Northern 4A Regional Championship game.

He started at second base and shortstop during his freshman and sophomore years before turning himself into a catcher for the 2007 season. That year, he hit .343 with 14 doubles, five triples, six home runs and 24 RBIs on his way to first-team All-Sierra League honors. He also went 2-0 on the mound with two saves while serving as the Tigers’ closing pitcher that season.

Hadlock was named the Sierra League Player of the Year in 2008 after hitting 11 doubles and nine home runs while driving in 35 runs. He also went 4-2 on the mound with three saves and made a name for himself as one of the top defensive catchers in the state.

He finished his high school career with 16 home runs and 59 RBIs along with 21 appearances on the mound.

He went on to play four seasons for the Cal Poly Mustangs, starting at catcher, third base and designated hitter during his time there.