Lloyd strives to keep dream alive

Evanston Outlaw Seth Lloyd views his high pop-up during the state tournament in Gillette. Lloyd finished as the Class AA runner-up for Wyoming player of the year honors in American Legion Baseball and was named to the all-state team for the second year in a row. (COURTESY PHOTO/Lora Periman)

EVANSTON — Seth Lloyd loves America’s pastime, more commonly known as baseball. The sport has been a part of his life since childhood and is his personal favorite. The 2019 graduate of EHS was named to the Class AA all-state team for the second year running and was a finalist for Wyoming player of the year in American Legion Baseball, completing his sixth season with the Outlaws.

Lloyd has witnessed success on the diamond, the gridiron and the hardwood. 

His senior season in football as the starting quarterback for the Red Devils was tragically cut short due to a season-ending injury and the Red Devils never seemed to be the same after his mid-season departure. Missing the second half of the season and Evanston’s playoff game likely prevented the signal-caller from receiving all-conference and all-state awards.

In basketball, Lloyd emerged as the the team’s main scoring threat at the season’s midpoint and was arguably deserving, but passed over, for all-state consideration, though he and teammate Lance Evans were named to the 4A West all-conference team.

But baseball is his passion and Lloyd hopes his love of the game will assist in paying for his college education, and it begins today. Lloyd will attend a baseball showcase in Casper which will focus on skills with everything being filmed for later review by the baseball scouts in attendance. The event in Casper will also feature a game on Tuesday night so the scouts have the opportunity to watch players in a game situation. According to Lloyd’s father, Outlaws head coach Jason Lloyd, a number of baseball scouts will be in Casper to evaluate Wyoming American Legion Baseball talent, including division one college scouts from West Virginia and Colorado universities.

Lloyd will enter the skills showcase as a batter and a middle infielder. His father also shared that the younger Lloyd does not desire to attempt to pitch at the college level even though he was one of the aces on the mound for the Outlaws over the past couple of seasons.

The Lloyds are big-time fans of the Boise St. Broncos, which is ideally where Lloyd would like to continue his baseball career, following the LDS mission he is planning on serving this fall. The elder Lloyd has a relationship with the Broncos baseball coach from his playing days and the Boise St. coach would like to see Lloyd play third base for the Boise St. club team, which will embark on an eight-week schedule beginning in late August to play four games per weekend through October. Games will be played in Idaho, Washington and Oregon, in places such as Walla Walla, Gonzaga, Olympus, Seattle, Portland and Eugene, mostly on junior college and college campuses. The club team will be made up of players who are already a part of the Broncos baseball team, along with hopefuls seeking to earn a roster spot. Lloyd hopes to play until the time he needs to begin to prepare for his mission.

Lloyd shared his thoughts on what his Outlaws career has meant to him with the Herald:

“Outlaws baseball has meant a lot to me. Out of all the sports I’ve played, baseball has always been my favorite. I’m going to miss the friendships I’ve made and the road trips we went on. Outlaws baseball has taught me to always work hard in anything I’m doing. It taught me how to be a leader and have a positive attitude. I learned many things from my coaches and teammates. It was the greatest time and I will truly miss it all.”

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