Hart High tight end David Lee will undergo surgery today for a broken arm he suffered in practice Tuesday morning.
Lee, a 6-3, 210-pound senior who was an All-Foothill League selection last season, broke his right arm while making a tackle. He will be lost for six to eight weeks.
“I don’t know who is going to replace him,” Hart Coach Rick Scott said. “He’s a great player because he does so many little things that are as important as making a good catch or throwing a great block.”
Lee is the second returning starting receiver that Hart has lost to injury since practice began. Bryan Milner, a split end tore ligaments in his ankle a few weeks ago and is out indefinitely.
Lee caught 14 passes for 200 yards and 3 touchdowns last season. He has a 3.8 grade point average and has been contacted by a number of schools, including Harvard, Yale and Stanford.
“It’s a real tragedy because he had a great summer of working out in anticipation of his senior year,” Scott said.
Gulls End Season 4th in Team Batting
The Ventura County Gulls finished fourth in the California League in batting with a .272 team average and fourth in team pitching with a 4.03 earned-run average. The Gulls were eighth in fielding with a .955 average because of 235 errors. Ventura made just 87 double plays in 142 games--23 fewer than the next worst team.
Santiago Garcia finished 11th in the league in hitting with a .306 average. Geronimo Berroa was 15th at .298, Greg Myers was 16th at .295, and Luis Reyna 18th with a .291 mark.
Jeff Musselman, who posted a 3.03 ERA before being promoted, finished third in that department. Todd Provence (3.39) and Hugh Brinson (3.49) were sixth and seventh, and Jose Mesa (3.86) was 13th.
Eric Yelding led the league in at-bats with 560 despite a visit to the disabled list. Darryl Landrum led the league’s batters in strikeouts with 154. Reyna was seventh in doubles with 28.
Berroa (21), Myers (20) and Landrum (18) were fifth, sixth, and eighth, respectively, in home runs. Myers was 10th in the league with 79 runs batted in and Berroa was 14th with 73.
Yelding was tied for second in stolen bases with 41 while Garcia was eighth with 32. William Shanks was second in saves with 18 before his promotion. Musselman (165) and Brinson (136) were second and fourth in strikeouts.