Cy Falls grad Chase Lambin goes deep for Rochester
Cy Falls High School graduate Chase Lambin hit a two-run home run but the Rochester Red Wings fell to the Norfolk Tides, 11-5, in minor league action Sunday.
On the day, Lambin, a third baseman, went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored. On the year, the Cy Falls grad is batting .223 with 11 RBIs and three home runs.
Lambin is a 1998 graduate of CyFalls High School. He played college baseball at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, batting .300 with 13 home runs and 47 RBIs during 2002 for the Ragin' Cajuns. Lambin was selected by the New York Mets in the 34th round (1,017th overall) of the 2002 Major League Baseball draft. He spent five seasons in the Mets' system, having his best campaign during 2003 when he batted .289 with 49 RBIs for St. Lucie of the Florida State League (High Single-A). Lambin was named an FSL all-star utility infielder. Lambin signed a minor league contract with the Florida Marlins prior to the 2008 season and spent 2008 and 2009 playing for the Marlins' farm system, advancing as high as Triple-A. He hit .300 with 14 home runs and 54 RBIs for Albuqerque of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League during 2008, and the following season Lambin signed with Chiba Lotte of the Japanese Pacific League. He batted .192 in 58 games and returned stateside in 2010 signing a minor league deal with Washington. He spent 2010 at Triple-A Syracuse of the International League hitting .252 in 136 games. Lambin signed with Minnesota prior to the 2011 season. Through 2010, he is a career .272 hitter in 888 games in the minor leagues. Lambin was born July 7, 1979, in Houston.
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