Los Angeles Angels catcher from Sayville visits with students at Sayville High School


One of Sayville’s all-time greatest baseball players came back to his hometown this week to visit with students at Sayville High School.

Logan O’Hoppe, who debuted this season with the Los Angeles Angels, spent time in math teacher Adam Szniken’s sports analytics class. As a guest presenter, the 2018 St. John the Baptist High School graduate discussed and demonstrated the analytics that he uses as a professional baseball player.

The catcher batted .286 with two RBIs in 14 at bats with the Angels after he was called up from the minor leagues in September. He had spent several years playing in the Philadelphia Phillies organization before he was traded over the summer.

O’Hoppe’s mother Angela is a teacher at Sayville High School. Sayville school officials reported that Szniken’s class was genuinely receptive to O’Hoppe’s presentation and the practical application of mathematics in the sports world.

O’Hoppe was the first position player from Long Island to reach the Major Leagues since Reid Gorecki in 2009 with the Braves.

In 2018, he helped lead St. John the Baptist to the CHSAA Championship.

Top photo: Logan O’Hoppe is pictured (fourth from the left in the back row) visiting with Sayville High School students. (Courtesy: Sayville schools)

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