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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