Former Bethany baseball star Fields burning up the basepaths

By Steve Sell
July 24, 2014

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Former Bethany College star outfielder Roemon Fields is speedily making his mark at the professional baseball level.

The former NAIA honorable mention All-American recently broke the single-season stolen base record of the Low Class A Vancouver Canadians with his 26th pilfer of the year.

He actually tied and broke the record on the same night, stealing second base before moments later stealing third.

Fields, from Seattle, Wash., is a member of the Toronto Blue Jays’ organization. He went undrafted out of Bethany, where hit hit .348 his senior year in 2013. Following graduation, he was working as a mailman before learning of a showcase tournament, where he caught the eye of a Toronto scout, who quickly signed him.

Through 37 games, Fields is hitting .300 with 28 steals in 33 attempts.  He also has collected nine doubles and two triples, while still seeking his first homer of the season.

He is playing at a level where most of the teams are made up of teenagers just out of high school, but his speed and ability on the basepaths will surely catch the eye of the organization.