Dodgers-Mets series features two Lakewood stars
Lakewood Youth Hall of Famers in MLB
Two hometown kids (Justin Turner and Travis d’Arnaud) are delivering for their teams in the National League Division Series. Both are members of the Lakewood Youth Hall of Fame from their high school days in Lakewood, and both are playing pivotal roles in the current LA-NY series.
In Monday’s Game 3 Mets win, New York catcher and Lakewood High School alumnus Travis d’Arnaud went three for five, with a home run and three RBIs. D’Arnaud got the scoring started for the Mets in the bottom of the second inning with an RBI single and then began to put the game out of reach with his third inning two-run homer. D’Arnaud is batting .250 in the series so far with a home run and three RBIs.
Then Tuesday night, Dodger third baseman and Mayfair High School alum Justin Turner drove in a pair of runs which would be the eventual difference in LA's 3-1 victory over New York. The win kept the Dodgers alive in the 3-out-of-5 series. Turner is batting a phenomenal .467 with four doubles and three RBIs.
The decisive Game 5 is this Thursday at 5:00 p.m. in Los Angeles. Watch the Lakewood hometown guys on TBS or listen on AM 570. The winning team will advance to the National League Championship Series versus the Chicago Cubs.
Justin Turner background
- Dodgers starting 3rd Baseman
- Mayfair High School, Class of 2002
- Inducted in 2003 as Baseball Performer of the Year in the Lakewood Youth Hall of Fame
- Played college baseball at Cal State Fullerton prior to being drafted by the Cincinnati Reds organization in the 2007 draft
- Made his MLB debut in 2009 with the Baltimore Orioles
- Has played for the Orioles, Mets and Dodgers
Travis d’Arnaud background
- Mets starting catcher
- Lakewood High School, Class of 2007
- Inducted in 2008 as Co-Athlete of the Year in the Lakewood Youth Hall of Fame
- Drafted out of high school in the first round of the MLB entry draft by the Philadelphia Phillies organization
- Made his MLB debut in 2013 with the Mets and has only played for the Mets at the major league level