Former Stanford standout Adam Sorgi was named a volunteer assistant coach during the summer of 2008. Sorgi will work primarily with the Aggie outfielders while serving as first base coach during games.
Sorgi played for the Cardinal from 2004-07, earning All-Pacific 10 Conference honors as a sophomore in 2005 and again as a redshirt junior in 2007. A two-year team captain, Sorgi led the team in batting average as a sophomore and senior after missing his junior season with an injury. He finished his Cardinal career with a .324 batting average, 152 hits and 29 doubles.
After completing the 2007 season, Sorgi was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 21st round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The Phillies had also drafted Sorgi out of high school in 2003. Sorgi played one season of professional baseball with the Single-A Williamsport Crosscutters before deciding to pursue a coaching career. Along with playing professional ball, Sorgi was also a member of the 2007 Swedish National Team and competed at the European Baseball Championships in Barcelona, Spain.
Sorgi picked up coaching experience during the 2008 season when he returned to his alma mater of Capistrano Valley High School to help manage the varsity baseball squad. Part of Sorgi's duties included player and team development along with game day planning and game coaching duties.
Sorgi also enjoyed success at the high school and little league level. While at Capistrano Valley, Sorgi helped lead his team to back-to-back Southern CIF Section Division I state championships and a top-10 ranking by USA Baseball in 2003. As a little leaguer, Sorgi was a member of the 1997 United States championship team that played for the Little League World Series title.
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