Mike Trout, an outfielder with the Los Angeles Angels, was the 2012 American League Rookie of the Year and MVP runner-up. Trout, 22, is a 2009 Millville High School graduate who was a two-time Press Player of the Year and The Press Male Athlete of the Year for the 2008-09 school year.

Monday: Trout went 1-for-4 with three strikeouts in the Angels' 10-5 loss to Oakland.

Tuesday: The Angels host Oakland and Dan Straily (10-7, 4.08 ERA) at 10:05 p.m.

Stats: Trout is hitting .325 (187-for-575) with 26 home runs, 92 RBIs, 108 runs, 39 doubles, nine triples and 33 stolen bases on 40 attempts in 152 games. His on-base percentage was .432, his slugging percentage .560 and his OPS .992.

A graduate of Penn State University, I worked at the Carroll County Times in Westminster, Maryland, before joining The Press in 2013.