Lucas Giolito, Jack Flaherty and Max Fried, all taking the mound on Opening Day, also all happened to go to the same high school. The 2012 Harvard-Westlake baseball team wasn’t fair.
The Braves’ Max Fried joins the Cardinals’ Jack Flaherty and White Sox’s Lucas Giolito as Opening Day starters from the same high school – Harvard-Westlake in Los Angeles. All three also share the same agent, CAA’s Ryan Hamill.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 25, 2021
They still didn’t win a state championship, which mostly had to do with the early-season arm injury of Lucas Giolito. Cardinals’ Jack Flaherty was just a sophomore, so he had some room to grow, and Fried was the one senior who stayed healthy.
Overall, the Harvard-Westlake Wolverines went 24-5-1 and gave us one ridiculous story. Half of us quit playing baseball after high school ended, but I have a feeling we would have called off the dogs even earlier if we’d run into this trio. Just a hunch.
Their former head coach, Matt LaCour, had this to say about his former star pitchers:
“All three of these guys have had their own unique journey to get to this point in their career, and I’m proud of the resilience each has shown,” LaCour said. “Opening Day will definitely be a lot more special this year.”
Lucas Giolito, Filthy fading Changeup. 👌— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) March 22, 2021
Gets multiple types of action with his change. pic.twitter.com/TU5FiySTc9
Keep an eye on these three on Opening Day. If they all get a win, then we probably just witnessed a feat that may never be replicated. Baseball’s weird like that.