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By Rylie Friesen–
In honor of San Juan High School graduate Hogan Weaver’s athletic and academic achievements, the Citrus Heights City Council on Thursday night officially proclaimed Feb. 25, 2020, as “Hogan Weaver Day.”
“The city wishes to recognize the achievements of student Hogan Weaver who enjoyed a phenomenal varsity baseball career at San Juan High School,” said Councilman Bret Daniels, reading from an official proclamation during the June 13 City Council meeting.
Weaver is credited with a .481 batting average, including batting .559 during his senior year. On his record, he also has 141 hits, 40 doubles, 17 home runs, and 129 runs batted in.
These accomplishments earned him awards, like being named the Sierra Delta League All League team for four years, as well as Most Valuable Player for two years, the Sacramento Bee’s All Metro Team for three years, and the River Cats All City Team for two years, Daniels said.
“A lot of times — if you don’t know baseball — you’re either a great hitter, or you’re a great pitcher,” said Daniels, noting that from the pitcher’s mound Weaver had a 1.77 earned run average, and struck out 447 batters in 236 innings. “It’s hard to find people that are both, but Hogan is.”
Weaver also graduated with a 3.5 grade average and earned multiple scholarships, including from the Citrus Heights Rotary, according to the City Council’s proclamation. He will be attending Sonoma State College.
In receiving the proclamation during the council meeting, Weaver spoke briefly and thanked Daniels and his family for supporting him through four years at San Juan High School.
In his free time, Hogan served as an umpire in baseball camps, as well as mentored young baseball players in little league.
February 25 is Weaver’s birthday, which is the reason the date for “Hogan Weaver Day” was selected.
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