Tylor Megill made an impressive Major League debut for the New York Mets on Thursday night. The former Griffin (LAHS ’15) pitched a solid 4 1/3 innings and allowing two runs on three hits, and was met with a standing ovation as he walked off the mound during his MLB debut. But as the 25-year-old right-hander approached the Mets dugout, the umpires stopped him. Then, they demanded a dreaded foreign substance check. The New York papers castigated the umpiring crew, saying they spoiled Megill’s special moment. But Megill seemed to take it all in stride in the post-game interview.
Megill’s brother Trevor also made his major league debut this season, getting a chance with the Chicago Cubs on April 26 when he tossed a scoreless inning. Although not the first, they are one of a very small number of brothers who have made their major league debuts in the same season.
Wong-Orantes named outstanding libero as US wins 3rd straight VNL tournament
Former Griffin Justin Wong-Orantes (the libero in the red jersey) earned a gold medal with the US’s 3-1 win over Brazil at the Volleyball Nations League championship match.Justine Wong-Orantes (LAHS ’13) had 14 digs and was named the tournament’s top libero as the US Women’s National Volleyball team defeated Brazil 3-1 in the championship match at the Volleyball Nations League tournament in Rimini, Italy.
Team USA downed Brazil 26-28, 25-23, 25-23, 25-21 to win its third straight FIVB Volleyball Nations League crown. The four-week tournament is the last major tune-up before next month’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.
In addition to some hardware, the Americans were awarded $1 million in prize money.
The Americans finished the regular schedule 14-1, losing only their last pool match to China, before beating Turkey in the semifinals and then Brazil, which it beat earlier in four in the tournament.
Highlights of the US teams wins over Turkey (semi-final) and Brazil (gold medal match) can be seen online by clicking below game or watched on streaming TV by downloading the new OUR LOS AL TV app from Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, or for your smartphone at the iTunes and Google Play stores.
VNL SEMI-FINALS: USA vs. Turkey