Pacifics Pitcher Lou Evans to Make History
For most professional baseball players, it’s uncommon to return to the field after retiring from the sport for 12 years. But lefty pitcher turned musician Lou Evans is anything but ordinary. As both a successful pitcher and singer-songwriter, the 37-year-old San Francisco native proves it’s never too late to pursue your (many) passions.
Evans spent four years as a reliever for the Florida Marlins Minor League. In 2005, he left baseball to pursue his music career: He competed on the fourth season of American Idol, released an EP “All a Dream” (2011), a music video for the song “Light on Your Toes,” and the album, “Lost then Found” (2015).
After 12 years without even touching a ball, Evans made a gutsy return to the mound as the Pacifics starting pitcher on July 5th. Throwing seven complete innings and allowing only two runs off six hits to the Vallejo Admirals for a 10-2 win.
On Friday, July 21st, Evans’ two talents will come together. Evans will become the first professional ball player in history to perform the National Anthem before taking the mound for his second start with the Pacifics.
Lou Evans will perform the National Anthem and pitch for the Pacifics Friday, July 21.