California – Lucas Halstead

8th Annual POWER SHOWCASE HOME RUN DERBY 

CALIFORNIA REPRESENTATIVE

 

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POWER SHOWCASE RESULTSMETAL BAT

3 HRs

2 Consecutive

Longest Distance: 399′

CA LUCAS HALSTEAD
CA LUCAS HALSTEAD

LUCAS HALSTEAD

6’3 / 221

C/OF 

Date of Birth: 11/8/1995

 

Playing in:

FEATURED

ALL-AMERICAN CLASSIC

ATHLETIC INFORMATION
CA LUCAS HALSTEAD Showcase State: CA

Primary Pos: C
Secondary Pos: OF

Bat: Right

Throw: Right

Arm Velocity (MPH): 91

BTA: .321

Home Runs Hit (Spring): 2

Run Time (60) : 7.0

Catcher Pop Time: 1.97

 

SCHOOL INFORMATION
CA LUCAS HALSTEAD Class of 2014Monte Vista High School

Danville CA

College Commitment  University of Pacific, CA

H.S. Coach: Bill Piona

925-787-9766

bpiona2mvhs.net

S.L. Coach: Erick RaichCCB

ELITE SCOUT TEAM

408-204-8771erickraich@aol.com

CONTACT INFORMATION
Mike & Kelly Halstead2850 Miranda Avenue

Alamo CA 94507

Mike: 510-715-4618

Kelly*: 925-408-7974

keluha@comcast.net

 

CA LUCAS HALSTEAD Lucas has partnered with Hunter Kilbourn for Home Runs that Help
Hunter is a 4th grade student at Morello Park Elem. in Martinez, CA, who was brutally attacked by two pit bulls and has undergone many reconstructive surgeries, with many more to come in the future.  

If Lucas Halstead’s dream comes true someone, one day, is going to pay him a lot of money doing what he loves to do, something he is already very good at doing: playing baseball.

It is not just his talent, though, that makes Lucas, a Monte Vista High School Senior, stand out; it’s that he is willing to give back long before he ever gets.

In Lucas’ case, giving something to Hunter Kilbourn.

In August, ten-year-old Hunter was attacked by two neighbor’s pit bull while playing video games at a friend’s house. He suffered severe bite marks to his face, his scalp, and his arms. Hunter has already been through a number of surgeries to begin to repair the damage, but there are still many more to come.

Considering all that happened to him, it was remarkable that Hunter was ready to go back to school as soon as he did. That his fourth-grade teacher turned out to be Kelly Halstead, Lucas’ mother, turned out to be a lucky break.

Lucas and his family had heard the news about the attack on Hunter earlier in the year and when they learned he would be one of his mother’s students, he was eager to learn more about the boy. Hunter, it turned out, was eager to learn more about Lucas, who his mother often talked about in class. The two met, and a bond was formed.

“He’s tall,” Hunter says of Lucas, “a big guy. And nice too.”

Nice, however, might be an understatement.

When Lucas learned he was being invited to the Power Showcase, a camp for elite baseball prospects in Florida, he also learned a home run competition he would be participating in would be for charity. While many of the other players chose large charitable organizations as their beneficiaries, ones that helped thousands of kids, Lucas wanted to help just one: Hunter.

“I get emotional about it all the time when I think about it,” Melody Ralls, Hunter’s mother, says. “When he wanted to do that for him, it was huge.”

Lucas pushed through nerves, and a sore back, and came through for Hunter. The high-school senior managed to hit three home runs out of a major league ballpark. He has so far turned that into two thousand dollars for Hunter’s continuing medical expenses, with more to come.

Lucas says he has also gained something for himself: a new perspective on life and baseball. “I can promise you I will never playing baseball for granted,” Lucas says. “I’ll never play a game like it wasn’t the last because it call all change like that.”

Read more about Hunter

Watch NBC News about Lucas and Hunter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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