Former BYU baseball player Brennon Lund made his professional debut just minutes from the park he’s called home for the last three seasons.
Lund was assigned to the Los Angeles Angels’ rookie-league team the Orem Owlz and made the Owlz’s opening day roster.
Through two games, Lund is hitting .750 with one double and one homerun. He’s gathered two RBIs and has swiped two bases.
Lund was drafted with the No. 336 pick by the Angels in the MLB Draft on June 11 after hitting .387 and driving in 34 runs for the Cougars as a junior.
BYU head coach Mike Littlewood said he spoke for the entire program when he expressed how happy he was for Lund, but added that someone will have to “step in and try to fill” the void in the lineup.
The Owlz will return home for two-game series with the Ogden Raptors on June 24-25 and the Grand Junction Rockies on June 28-29.