Team / Roster
#13 Russell Young
|Position : Catcher|
|Date of Birth : 05/10/2002|
|Height : 5'11|
|Weight : 184|
|College : University of British Columbia|
|Bats : Right|
|Throws : Right|
|Resides : Surrey, BC|
|School Year : Sophomore|
Appearing in 29 games for the ‘Cats, Young was a force behind the plate, finishing with a .295 average and two home runs, including a memorable bottom of the eighth grand slam that gave the Cats a come from behind win against Yakima on July 17. He also appeared in both playoff games and led all HarbourCats hitters with five hits in seven at bats (.714).
Freshman Year 2022
Played in 25 games, 14 as a starter … Batted .277 (13-for-47) with a double, a triple, a home run, 14 runs scored and 10 driven in … Registered four multiple-hit games and three multiple-RBI games … Was solid in the field producing a fielding percentage of .993 with 122 putouts, 11 assists and just one error … Had wo singles, a run scored and two RBI in his season debut, a 13-6 loss to nationally ranked Crowder (2-10-22) … Had a single, a double, a walk, three runs and two RBI in a 13-0 win over Southwestern (2-20-22) … Walked, tripled, scored twice and drove in a run in an 11-1 win over Ellsworth (2-26-22) … Belted a two-run home run in an 11-7 loss to Ellsworth (2-27-22) … Had two singles and scored in an 11-7 loss to Cowley (4-16-22) … Had a two-hit day and drove in a run in a 14-5 win over Cloud County in the Region 6/Plains District Tournament (5-19-22) … Earned NJCAA All-Academic first-team with a grade point average of 4.0.
Freshman Year 2021
Was a member of Gonzaga University baseball team, coached by Mark Machtolf … Did not see action in 2021 … The Bulldogs was the West Coast Conference regular season title and earned hit highest-ever seeing in a Regional in 2021 … Earned placement on the Gonzaga University Dean’s List for the fall semester of 2020.
Was a two-year starter and three-time letter winner for coach Jamie Bodely at Langley Secondary, Surrey, BC … Graduated 2020 … Led the team with .398 average during the 2019 season … Had 33 hits with six doubles, a triple, wo home runs, 28 runs scored and 13 home runs that season … Hit .337 with 29 hits, 22 runs and 13 RBI as a freshman, … Hit .366 as a junior while setting season highs with 37 hits, 35 runs scored, 23 RBI and 23 stolen bases … Senior was cancelled to the COVID-19 pandemic … Was a member of the Canadian Junior National Team in 2020 … Ranked as British Columbia’s Class of 2020 No. 2 catcher and the No. 22 overall prospect in the state by Perfect Game … Nationally was the 213 overall catching prospect by Perfect Game … Graduated with honors.
Born Russell Allen Young on May 10, 2002, in Calgary, Alberta … Nickname is Russ … Son of Jeffrey and Janice Young … Has two sisters, Joelle and Kaella … Major is undecided … Also recruited by Seattle University … Favorite food is beef teriyaki … Favorite fast food restaurant is Chick-fil-A … Favorite restaurant is Buffalo Wild Wings … Favorite TV show is Drive to Survive … Favorite movie is Top Gun … Favorite sports movie is The Benchwarmers … Favorite actor is Daniel Craig … Favorite book is Green Eggs and Ham … Favorite music entertainer is Bolder Wall … Favorite cartoon character is Boots … Favorite athlete is Wilson Contreras … Favorite sports team is the Pittsburgh Pirates … His greatest sports moment was playing against the Toronto Blue Jays with Team Canada … Best player he has played against is Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Rowdy Tellez … A notable alumnus from his school is St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Tyler O’Neill.