One local pitcher has made up his mind of where he wants to continue his baseball career. Former Alexander pitcher and outfielder EJ Garcia will be going to San Jacinto College near Houston. As you may remember, the Cincinnati Reds drafted Garcia in the 25th round, but the pitcher said he wants to develop more before going into the majors. Garcia hopes to develop a change-up pitch as well as more speed on his fastball. He plans on entering the draft again next year in hopes of getting drafted in a higher round. San Jacinto is also where pitching greats Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte went to school.
United South's former pitcher, Roel Ramirez is over in the rookie gulf coast league playing for Tampa Bay. Ramirez has pitched in 12.1 innings and is 2-1 overall. The pitcher has an ERA of 5.84 with eight total strikeouts. Ramirez has pitched in a total of six games. Roel was drafted in the eighth round by the Rays.
Former United Longhorn and Mississippi State pitcher Luis Pollorena has appeared in six games over in the Arizona rookie league for the Texas Rangers. Pollorena has pitched in 7 2/3 innings and has an ERA of 1.17. The pitcher has yet to give up a run at home or to left-handed pitchers. Pollorena was drafted in the 23rd round by the Rangers.