LAKEWOOD ALUMNI PROFILE


Name: Larry Casian
High School: Lakewood HS (1983)
Position: Pitcher
College: Cal State Fullerton (Played 3 seasons Cal State Fullerton)
College Highlights: Left handed pitcher Selected to the All Big West Team 1986-1987 Selected Big West Player of the Year 1987 Record 11-1
Drafted: Selected by Minnesota Twins 6th round 1987
Minor Leagues: Played 3 seasons - Pitched two seasons for Portland Beavers, Twins AAA affiliate Larry was a AAA All-Star with Portland 1n 1991, Was named Minnesota's AA player of the year and an AA All-Star.
Professional: Played 9 seasons - Minnesota Twins,Cleveland Indians,Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals,Chicago White Sox
Pro Highlights: Member of the 1991 World Series Minnesota Twins
Career Highlights: July 20, 1993: Ken Griffey begins a remarkable streak that would see him go yard in eight straight games, matching the record set by Pittsburgh’s Dale Long (1956) and tied by Yankees Don Mattingley in 1987 Griffey pops out against Minnesota’s Larry Casian to end the streak.
Coached Teams: Salem, Ore-(July 2003) Former major leaguer Larry Casian becomes new head coach for Corban College, a small Baptist College on the Oregon Coast. He’s looking forward to the opportunity of being the head coach at the college level. Salem, Ore. - (May 2006) Larry Casian has announced his resignation after nine seasons at Corban College. Casian resigns his coaching duties after only two year at the helm. In two seasons at Corban he has compiled a 31-56 overall record in NAIA Region 1 play. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Title: Assistant Coach Email: casian@up.edu Bio: Larry Casian B.A., Management and Communications Western Baptist ‘04 Former Major League Baseball pitcher Larry Casian was hired as an assistant coach in September of 2006. Casian, who spent all or parts of nine seasons pitching in the majors, will coach the pitchers and catchers for the Pilots. A pitching coach from 1999-2005 at Corban College in Salem, Ore., Casian took over head coaching duties for the Warriors prior to the 2005 season. A sixth-round draft pick of the Minnesota Twins in 1987, Casian pitched for the Twins, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox while in the majors. He posted a career record of 11-13 with an earned run average of 4.56 in 240.7 innings. His best year as a pro came as a Twin in 1993 when he went 5-3 with a 3.02 ERA in 54 appearances. That season he was voted Minnesota’s Comeback Player of the Year. In the minor leagues, Casian was a AAA All-Star with the Portland Beavers in 1991. In 1988, he was named Minnesota’s AA Player of the Year and was named to the AA All-Star team. In three years at Cal State Fullerton, Casian posted a 17-5 record with three saves and a 3.17 ERA. He struck out 195 in 218.2 career innings and pitched 10 complete games. In 1987, he was a Second Team All-American, First Team All-West Region and was named the Pacific Coast Athletic Association’s Player of the Year after going 11-1 with a save and a 2.54 ERA. He pitched eight complete games in 14 starts, struck out 118 in 120.2 innings and was 7-0 in league contests. In 1986, Casian hurled a one-hitter against UC Irvine and was a First Team All-PCAA selection. Casian spent his freshman year at Oral Roberts in 1984, posting a 3-1 record with a 3.67 ERA. Larry and his wife Michelle have three children: Kayley (15), Lindsey (12) and Eddy (9)
Stats: Game Pitched 245, W11, L13, S3, 241IP,125 SO, 122ER, Faced 1,021Batters, ERA 4.56

 
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