CBB Column- 2010 Top Prep Players in the State of Texas-Part IV

Here is the 4th part of the small sampling of the best prep school players in the state of Texas. These prep players are in the middle of making a tough decision on where to play baseball for the next 3-4 seasons. The early signing period officially begins on November 11 and ends eight days later on November 19th.

#43 Zach Lee RHP 1B 6-3 190 R R McKinney McKinney TX- Two Sport Star as he is also the Lions starting Quarterback, Pitcher of the Year 9-4A, Member of the 2009 Texas Rangers Area Code Team-Committed to the LSU Tigers(Football)

#44 Matt Lipka SS RHP 6-1 189 R R McKinney Frisco TX -.380 batting average with nine home runs and 28 RBIs in 2009, Earned 1st Team All Area-Team(DFW), Member of the 2009 Texas Rangers Area Code Team -Member of the 2009 Aflac All American Team. Committed to the University of Alabama

#45 Josh Maddox C P/OF 5-11 150 R R Kingwood Humble TX- Was named to the 2009 All-Houston Watch List, Member of the Houston Heat Summer Select Team,

# 46 Ty Marlow P/SS R/R Giddings High School, Giddings, Texas- Batted .584 with a team-high 58 hits as Junior, earned 3rd team SS on the 2008 Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association, Earned 1st team All-State as a SS on the TWSA team, Member of the 2009 Austin Wings Summer Select Team. Committed to Texas A&M University

#47 Jonathan Mejia OF RHP 6-4 210 R R St. Thomas Manvel TX-1st Team Houston-Area All District TAPPS 3-5A, Member of the 2009 Houston Heat Summer Select Team.

#48 Michael Miller C P/1B 6-2 175 R R Mansfield Mansfield TX- As a Junior he batted .390 in 77 ABs, was also 2-1 on the mound with 1 save, Member of the 2009 Arlington Heat Summer Select Team.

#49 Tyler Nurdin LHP OF 6-2 185 R L Paschal Fort Worth TX-Earned 1st Team All District as a Sophomore, First Team All-District 3-5A in 2009, Earned 2nd Team on the Star-Telegram Super Basebal Team, Member of the 2009 DBAT Summer Select Team.

#50 Tyler Pearson C 6-0 165 R R Monterey Lubbock TX-1st Team Catcher All-South Plains Class 5A-4A Baseball Team, Threw out 20-27 baseruners and batted .371 his junior year, Member of the 2009 Texas Rangers Area Code Team. Committed to Rice University

#51 Kendrick Perkins 1B/OF 6-2 210lb Laporte, Texas-He is a two sport athlete, awarded All-Houston honors for both football and baseball earning 1st Team All District in 2009 for 22-5A,Member of the 2009 Texas Rangers Area Code Team, Member of the Columbia Angels Summer Select Team, Committed to Texas A&M University

#52 Brandon Pierce RHP 6-1 205 Gunter Texas-went 12-0 with a 0.99 earned run average and 134 strikeouts in 71 innings this past season while also batting .449 with 10 doubles and 29 RBI, was most Valuable Player in District 11-2A and a first team all-state selection by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association, Member of the 2009 Texas Rangers Area Code Team-Committed to the University of Nebraska

# 53 Brian Ragira OF 3B/P 6-2 175 R R Martin Arlington TX- Batted .386 in 88 ABs his Junior year, Member of the 2009 DBAT Tigers Summer Select Team, Member of the 2009 Texas Rangers Area Code Team-Member of the 2009 Aflac All American Team-Committed to the University of Stanford

# 54 Taylor Ratcliff RHP 6-0 180 R R Leander Cedar Park TX- another two sport star Earned Honorable Mention for District 16-5A in Baseball, Also the football teams starting quarterback, Member of the Austin Baseball Club Summer Select Team.

#55 Matt Rhodes- RHP 5-10 170 R/R Pearland High School Pearland, Texas- Named Player of the Week as he led the Oilers to a 1-0 victory over Brazoswood in a Playoff game by throwing a six-hitter. He struck out five and walked none on 89 pitches.Garner 2nd Team All Greater Houston, 3rd Team All State on the Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Baseball Team.

# 56 Tony Rizzotti RHP 6-3 175 Arlington Martin Arlington, Texas-He posted a 7-1 record and a 0.72 ERA with 73 strikeouts in 58 1/3 innings. 1st Team All District 4-5A Dallas Morning News, Earned Honrable Mention on the Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Baseball Team, Earned 1st team 2009 Star Telegram Baseball Super Team, Member of the 2009 Texas Rangers Area Code Team. Committed to Texas Christian University

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