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Former Richland baseball standout records first MLB hit and home run in same game

Teenage millionaires: Richland High’s Trent Clark signs with Milwaukee Brewers

The high school slugger and outfielder was selected No. 15 in the Major League Baseball Amateur draft in June, and his $2.7 million deal made him an instant millionaire. (Video by Kevin Casas and Brian Gossett, Star-Telegram.com)
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The high school slugger and outfielder was selected No. 15 in the Major League Baseball Amateur draft in June, and his $2.7 million deal made him an instant millionaire. (Video by Kevin Casas and Brian Gossett, Star-Telegram.com)

Trent Grisham was golfing when the Milwaukee Brewers called him up on July 31.

Grisham, who went by Trent Clark when he was a standout player at Richland, made his MLB debut the next day. On Sunday, he recorded his first major league hit and hit his first career home run.

He picked up his first career RBI during his debut on Aug. 1 at Oakland.

On Sunday while playing against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, Grisham went 3 for 4 with a home run off relief pitcher Tyler Chatwood in the eighth inning that went 398 feet to center field.

The Brewers’ lead-off hitter started the game with a single to right off former Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish. He added his second hit with an infield single off Darvish in the fifth.

Grisham, who changed his name after his mother’s maiden name in 2017, was named Star-Telegram all-area player of the year in 2015, the same year he was a first-round draft pick by Milwaukee (15th overall).

In four seasons in the minors, Grisham batted .255 with 45 home runs and 192 RBIs in 451 career games. He had hit 26 homers with 71 RBIs, 22 doubles and a .407 batting average this season with Double-A Biloxi and Triple-A San Antonio.

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Born and raised in Hawaii, Brian Gosset graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in journalism before coming to Texas in 2014. He’s covered high school sports — yes, pretty much every high school sport — for the Star-Telegram ever since.
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