1st baseman and outfielder Garron Bates in going to further his baseball career at Stephen F. Austn.
Last season for the Coyotes, bates hit .389, he had 6 homeruns and 33 rbi's.
Bates was voted to the District 5-4A offensive MVP. He was named second team all-state.
Bates will primarily be a first baseman for the Lumberjacks.
"It's exciting. I get to advance in my baseball chapter of my life. I get to do what a small percentage of kids get to do out of high school. That's go to the next leve and play sports. I am honored it is special to me," said Bates.
Meanwhile, Coyotes pitcher Zack Murphy signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Midland College.
Last season for the Coyotes, Murphy pitched 53 innings and had a record of 7-2.
He had 55 strikeouts and an ERA of 2.35.
Murphy was first team District 5-4A pitcher.
He has some big goals when he joins Midland College
"My goals are not to die in the workouts. I heard they had a pretty hard workout going there. So hopefully I can hang out there. Expectations is to be a part of the rotation. And to be a guy they can count on," said Murphy.
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