Team O Alumnus Scott Thorman claims Double-A Central Championship
Former Team Ontario player, Scott Thorman, won the Double-A Central Championship this past week while managing the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. The Kansas City Royals affiliate swept the Wichita Wind Surge to claim Thorman's third championship while coaching in the Royals system.
Thorman, 39, began coaching in the Royals organization back in 2015 with the Burlington Royals at the rookie level. The Cambridge native coached two seasons in Burlington followed by two seasons in Lexington and the 2019 season in Wilmington.
He's done nothing but win during his six seasons with the Royals as he's claimed a championship title in each of the past three seasons with each one coming at a different level. In 2018 Thorman guided the Class-A Lexington Legends to a title, followed by the High-A Wilmington Blue Rocks in 2019 and then his most recent with Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
The former Team Ontario slugger has impressed during his short managerial career after spending over ten years playing professional baseball. Thorman was drafted in the first round back in 2000 by the Atlanta Braves and reached the big leagues by 2006.
He played two seasons with the Braves which saw him suit up for 175 games and tally 16 home runs while batting .222. Since graduating from the program in 2000, Thorman has made the Team Ontario program extremely proud with what he's been able to accomplish.
Not only was Thorman able to move up the Braves organization depth chart and reach the big leagues, but he's now giving back to next generation in a coaching role and doing so in a winning fashion.
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