Elliot Strakman Baseball Class of 1996Elliott was a four year Varsity Baseball player for the Falcons. During his junior and senior year, he was the Falcons’ captain and was selected to the All-State team as a shortstop. Elliot had the gifts, the drive, the work ethic to lead his team in defense and offense. Elliot was a superb defender who rarely made an error while also having a natural hitting ability. Elliot went on to attend Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho playing four (4) years under legendary Coach Ed Cheff winning National titles in 1999 and 2000. Elliott was a gold glove winner in 1999, selected to the All Independent League Team in 1998-2000, was team captain his senior year and is one of only three players to start all four years at Lewis and Clark. Elliot was drafted in the 12th round by the San Francisco Giants in 2000 and played three years in the minor leagues finishing up his playing career in AA Shreveport of the Texas League. He is now a scout for the Minnesota Twins. Elliot’s grandfather, Fred Strankman, is also in the Hanford High School Hall of Fame as part of the first induction class. Another great example of the Falcon’s finest.