|Paper||Dixie State University Student Newspapers|
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|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Dixie State University Student Newspapers|
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'; ' - - ''' ., '"- ' ':' .- ' '. ;',.. - 1 '.-.-- '''''' ' to - co2 z i',4 z , ) - r , State University honors three of its previous baseball players who played when DSU was retired jerseys. These players were Brandon Lyon, Brad Thompson and Brandon Kintzler. Dixie BY KYLE LINDSLEY KyleDSN Three jerseys hang on the fence in left center at Bruce Hurst Field, immortalized in Dixie State University baseball history. Each jersey has an assigned number, a number that will never again be worn by a DSU baseball player. These retired numbers are the numbers nine, 25 and three, belonging to DSU alumni Brandon Lyon, Brad Thompson and Brandon Kintzler. Lyon, Thompson and d Kintzler all are who played for DSU pitchers when it was a junior college and went on to have careers in Major League Baseball. Their legacies and accomplishments at DSU led to them being able to say their numbers will never be worn right-hande- UPCOMING GAMES No. 9 Lyon Softball at California State University East Bay April 4 at noon and (1999-2000- ). - win-los- 12-ye- ar 42-4- St. George. again. r, o Lyon pitched for DSU for two seasons Lyon went to Taylorsville high school and was drafted out of high school in the 37th round of the 1997 MLB draft by the New York Mets but opted to come play college ball at DSU before pursing life in the major leagues. s record Lyon had a 24-3 29 in of appearances, totaling 193 innings with only a 1.59 earned run average during his two seasons at DSU. Lyon was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 14th round of the 1999 MLB draft. Throughout his career in the majors, he played for seven different organizations, ending with a 7 record and a 4.16 ERA in 572 games and 681.1 innings pitched, most of them as a relief pitcher. Lyon pitched last in the MLB in 2013 and currently lives in - No. 25 Thompson a junior college and continued to play 74.1 innings pitched with a 2.30 ERA and 69 strikeouts. Thompson is from Las Vegas and most recently played for DSU back in 2002 before being drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 16th round of the 2002 draft. Thompson went on to play for five years with the Cardinals before finishing his major league career with the Kansas City Royals in 2010. He pitched in 405.1 innings in the majors, ending with a even 1 record, an ERA of 4.46 and 201 appearances. According to his Twitter account, Thompson is currently a radio of The Fast Lane in St. Louis with the local ESPN Radio station 101 ESPN. Kintzler was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 40th round of the 2004 draft. Kintzler is currently still in the MLB and playing for the Washington Nationals as the 2018 season gets underway. Kintzler was selected to the American League team in 2017 as a member of the Minnesota Twins. "Obviously the more numbers you retire the more special contributors there have been to the program," DSU head coach Chris Pfatenhauer said. "There's a certain mystique to that, maybe wanting yours up there one day and striving for greatness, whether that be during your time here and or what you are going to do beyond here." While the three standouts made great impacts on the program during their time at DSU, they all played well before most of the current players were even out of All-St- 21-2- co-ho- st No. 3 Kintzler Kintzler is also from Las Vegas and was a member of the DSU team that won the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship in 2004. Kintzler was 1 during that year on 13 appearances, finishing with 9-- ar in wh the major leagues with co wh grade school. Catcher Jake Foster, a freshman general studies major from Bountiful, said he has never talked personally with any of the retired players. "Sometimes they will show up to different banquets," Foster said. "Sometimes they'll talk to us and give speeches but as far as coming to chill or hangout at least as I've been here hasn't happened." Pfatenhauer said there are no specific qualifications to getting a number retired; it is based on how important the player or person was during their time at DSU and what they were able to accomplish after. "I think its an honor to have your number retired, to have it put up on the fence for everyone to see," said pitcher Tyler Rosas, a junior exercise science major from Twin Falls, Idaho. "The retired numbers motivate me to try and get my jersey up there." in rec wh sai oul fit SO( as rui tfic foi 1 i rea he the as1( the wa loc Bulls shut down Zach La Vine, Kris Dunn for the season 2 p.m. BY Women's Tennis at Colorado Christian University April 5 at a.m. JOHNSON INS 11 Baseball vs Fresno Pacific University at Bruce Hurst Field, April 5 at 6 p.m. Women's Track and Field at the Utah and Weber State Spring Classic April 6-- 7. Softball at Holy Names University April 6 at noon and 2 p.m. Baseball vs Fresno Pacific University at Bruce Hurst Field April 6 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Baseball vs Fresno Pacific University at Bruce Hurst Field April 7 at noon Ka It's official: Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn won't play again this season. The Bulls made clear Monday what they had hinted at for weeksthat not enough practice time remains to get LaVine and Dunn back in game condition. Both have been sidelined since March 15 with left knee tendinitis (La Vine) and turf toe (Dunn). LaVine finishes his first season back from left ACL surgery with averages of 16.7 points and three assists in 27.3 minutes over 24 games. He shot 38.3 percent, including 34.1 percent from range. Dunn averaged 13.4 points, six assists and 4.3 rebounds in 52 games, including 43 starts. "I'm excited about next year with those two guys for the fact that when we were playing our best stretch of basketball this season, Zach had come back," coach Fred Hoiberg 'w - ;014:1 i; 4 ,4:,04), 0.41,1( s,)iffic4 , .,0St,,14A' r '41:-1- 4, - said. "He was playing about 20 minutes when he first got back. We won those first two games where we had him playing some of our best basketball. I wish we could've kept that going. "As Zach's minutes increased, we were playing so well and with so much confidence. Unfortunately that next game, Kris Dunn goes down," Hoiberg said, alluding to Dunn's scary fall and concussion against the Warriors on Jan. 17. "We just weren't able to see exactly what that would've looked like when we were playing our best basketball. "When I go back and f re 4 , tz - , , , . F 4 Z cn - t , ; tLaA Chicago Bulls guard Zach La Vine dunks during the first half against the Golden State Warrior,0 the United Center in Chicago on Jan. 17, 2018. MUM., A.., watch those games the Miami game I just watched last week it's exciting and fun. We were playing a really good brand of basketball. That gives me a lot of hope for what's to come. 41. It's going to take a lot of work in the offseason to get that chemistry right." The Bulls have five games remaining. Hoi- berg, who missed Sunday's game because of an illness, watched practice Mond but didn't lead it and is unsure if he or associate head coach Jim Boy len will coach Tuesday's houle game against the Hornets. (c)2018 Chicago Tribune.