News and Announcements
Austin Bertness joins his older brother Nathan and Angels area scout Rudy Vasquez as he signs his paperwork to become a member of the Angels organization after being selected as the first left handed pitcher by the club in the 16th round. He reported to Tempe on June 16th to start his major league career.
The Fort Bend Texans would like to congratulate Fort Bend Texans Alumni Jordan Rodriguez (LHP, Travis High School Class of 2013, Alvin Community College 2014-2015) and his family on Jordan’s acceptance of an athletic scholarship and signing a letter of intent to play baseball for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks.
Congratulations to Nate Bertness (LHP, Travis HS Class of 2013, McLennan College 2014-2015) on his selection as the LA Angels’ 16th Round Pick in the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft! We are so proud of Nate and his family on this tremendous accomplishment, and wish him all the best!
Jorge Gutierrez (Kempner HS, Class of 2016) – MVP, SS/C
Ryan Stacy (FB Austin HS, Class of 2015) – OF
Vibhav Joopelli (FB Austin HS, Class of 2015) – P
Daniel Priwin (Clements HS, Class of 2015) – OF
Matthew Kortendick (FB Austin HS, Class of 2015) – P
Cole Kelly (FB Austin HS, Class of 2015) -SS
Dillon Dinges (Dulles HS, Class of 2015) – C
Griffin Hattingh (Clements HS, Class of 2015) – P
Cooper Weatherly (Dulles HS, Class of 2015) – OF
On the weekend of May 16, the Fort Bend Texans welcomed eight baseball players from inner city schools in Natchez and Greenville, Mississippi who have been selected as the 2015 recipients of the 2nd Annual Velma Carter Scholarship Award for Houston Spring Showcase.
We are proud to provide an opportunity for these talented young men to travel to Houston and work with our Fort Bend Texans players and coaches, and to showcase their talents in front of local scouts. Thank you to our Mississippi sponsors (Rev. Willie Smith and retired Air Force Master Sergeant and ROTC instructor Steve Hinton) and all of our local donors who have made this wonderful outreach program possible. We would also like to thank Paul Hicks, Search Ministries Houston, who joined us on Sunday morning to deliver a message of encouragement.
The Fort Bend Texans believe in Giving God the Glory, and building men of character through baseball. We could not do it without your faithful and continued support!