Mike Trout, an outfielder with the Los Angeles Angels, was the 2012 and 2013 MVP runner-up and the 2012 American League Rookie of the Year. 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.

Tuesday: Trout, who batted second and played center field, went 0-for-3 with a strikeout and two groundouts in the Angels' 8-3 loss to Seattle. He was also hit by a pitch.

Wednesday: The Angels play Seattle and starter James Paxton (3-0, 1.50 ERA in 2013) at 10:05 p.m.

Stats: In two games this season, Trout is hitting .286 (2-for-7) with one home run, two RBIs, a run scored and a two strikeouts. He has an on-base percentage of .375, a .714 slugging percentage and a 1.089 OPS.

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