Tualatin's Lambson is drafted by the Astros
- The Times - Sports
He also pitches Arizona State to victory in the Regional title game
TEMPE, Ariz. - It's been quite a week for Mitchell Lambson.
On Sunday, Lambson, a 2008 Tualatin High School graduate and a junior on the Arizona State University baseball team, pitched the Sun Devils to a 13-4 win over Arkansas in the Tempe Regional championship game.
On Tuesday, Lambson was selected in the 19th round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft by the Houston Astros. It was the first time that Lambson has been selected in the MLB draft.
Lambson, in Sunday's win over Arkansas, started on the mound for Arizona State for just the second time this season. The left-hander, who usually pitches in relief for the Sun Devils, gave up four runs on seven hits while striking out nine and walking three in six and a third innings of work in getting the win.
Lambson's younger brother, Mark, a 2010 Tualatin graduate, pitched a third of an inning for Arizona State in the win, getting the Sun Devils out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh inning.
Mitchell Lambson was also the winning pitcher for Arizona State in a regional-opening 4-2 win over New Mexico on Friday. Lambson pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the Sun Devils in that game. With the two wins, he is now 7-3 on the season.
The Lambson brothers, and their Arizona State teammates, will next head to Austin, Texas, where they'll face the University of Texas in a best-of-three game Super Regional series. The first game of that series will be played on Friday.
The winner of the Super Regional series will advance to play in the College Baseball World Series.
Sherwood High School senior pitcher Tanner Kichler, who helped the Bowmen win the Class 5A state championship on Saturday, was drafted by the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday in the 45th round of the draft.
Kichler has signed a letter of intent to play college baseball at St. Mary's College.