Tyler Forner’s plan for his senior year at Camas High School was to be a state champion on the football field and a state champion on the baseball diamond.
After achieving his goal on the gridiron, the coronavirus pandemic prevented the second half of Forner’s plan from coming to fruition.
So instead the recent high school graduate will have to settle for being a state champion in football, a San Francisco Giant in baseball.
“This is so awesome,” Forner said of his signing with the Giants. “There hasn’t been a lot to celebrate this spring, with all that has been going on. Then when the draft was shortened to five rounds, I wasn’t quite sure what would happened. But God led me down a different path. I had faith in Him and confidence in myself.”
Forner said he has been in contact with scouts from the Giants, as well as other teams, dating back to his junior year at Camas, when he was a first-team all-4A Greater St. Helens League outfielder for the Papermakers.