Two former Lewis-Clark State baseball players, Elliot Strankman and Trevor Brown, have been hired as scouts with the Minnesota Twins, the organization has announced.
Strankman (shown left) has been hired as the Twins’ scout for northern
Strankman was an infielder at LCSC during 1997-2000 where he was a four-year starter. He hit .338 while starting 35 games during his freshman year and then led the Warriors in RBI with 48 as a sophomore. He also hit .343 and had 17 doubles that season. The
Strankman was named the Most Outstanding Player for the Warriors during his senior season. He hit .362 that season with 19 doubles, 10 home runs and 64 RBI. He again was named to the 2000 Pacific Northwest Region I All-Independent Team along with Brown.
In the summer of 2000, Strankman was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 12th round of the Major League Baseball draft with the 361st pick overall. He spent a little more than a year in the minor leagues before getting into coaching.
Strankman served as an assistant coach for the Alaska Goldpanners for a couple of seasons when LCSC coach Ed Cheff served as the head coach of the Goldpanners. He also served as
Strankman later became head coach at
Strankman made his mark in the coaching profession with the Green Bay Bullfrogs, an expansion team in the Northwoods Summer League. Strankman led the team to the regular season title in 2007 and was named the league’s Manager of the Year. He also coached the team in 2008 and barely missed the playoffs.
Brown came to LCSC in 2000 after two years at
The following season Brown moved to catcher and also was the team’s designated hitter, and he hit .333 with 15 doubles, 11 home runs and 60 RBI. He also threw out 8 of 36 baserunners attempting to steal a base.
Following his senior year, Brown was drafted in the 17th round with the 510th overall by
Trevor then spent three years (2006-08) with the