College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the countdown today at number 66 with Texas sophomore outfielder Cohl Walla. The Austin TX native attended Lake Travis High School where he was a four year varsity letterwinner while being a two-time captain. As a senior, he batted .435 with eight home runs as he went on to be named to the Third Team Class 4A All-State by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association and the Texas Sports Writers Association and District 25-4A Most Valuable Player. The Washington Nationals drafted Walla in the 43rd round of the 2009 MLB Draft but were not able to come to an agreement.
Cohl stayed close to home as he continued his baseball career with the hometown Texas Longhorns. He had an immediate impact into the everyday lineup by playing in 62 games (52 starts) as he hit .316 with eight homers and 40 RBI. He was named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 at the end of the 2010 season. He played in 31 games this summer with the Brewster Whitecaps in the Cape Cod Baseball League. He finished the summer with a .259 average while driving in seven runs in the premier college baseball summer league.
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