Posted By Press Democrat Staff Writer Michael Coit:
Add the Atlantic League Most Valuable Player award to former Sonoma State and Sonoma Valley High baseball standout Tommy Everidge’s accolades.
In his first year with the Lancaster Barnstormers of the independent Atlantic League, Everidge hit .319 with a league-high 41 doubles and 28 home runs. He also led the league with 160 hits, 285 total bases, and was second in runs scored and RBIs. His 69 extra-base hits established a new league record.
Earlier this month Everidge was inducted into the Sonoma State Athletics Hall of Fame. The California Collegiate Athletic Association Freshman of the Year in 2002, Everidge was a three-time all-league pick and a Second Team All-American in 2004. He helped take Sonoma State to the championship game of the NCAA West Regional twice. Everidge is second in the Seawolves record books for runs scored, hits, doubles, home runs, runs batted in, and walks.
Drafted by the Oakland A’s in the 2004 draft, Everidge made his Major League debut in 2009. He spent seven seasons in the minor leagues, mostly with Oakland and including stops with the Seattle and Houston organizations.