It’s common knowledge that Texas is ripe for young athletic talent, and Stephenville is no exception.
Being home to Tarleton State University, Stephenville has seen its fair share of heralded amateurs come through the town and one of the most recent is now on his way to the big leagues.
Britt Robertshaw, a closing pitcher for the Texans baseball team, has signed a contract with the Texas Rangers after recording a 2.52 earned run average and seven saves his senior year, good for second in the Lone Star Conference, according to the Stephenville Empire-Tribune.
It’s not often that a local kid has the chance to play for his state’s professional baseball team, but that is just what Robertshaw achieved and doing so was no small feat. He was one of more than 275 registered participants in an open tryout for the Rangers and was signed to a 2014 contract based off his performance at that tryout.
Hailing from Cedar Park, Robertshaw will soon have the opportunity to play the sport he loves from little league all the way to the majors, all in the Lone Star state.
The 23-year-old also spent two seasons at Blinn Junior College and one season at Northwestern State before finding himself at Tarleton State, where his numbers and talent were good enough to earn him a spot on a professional league roster.
Texas has a storied history in cultivating promising young athletic talent, from baseball to basketball to football, making it an ideal place to raise a family. Specifically in Stephenville, where Tarleton State is located, residents have plentiful opportunities to showcase their children’s talents from a young age.
Living in a college town has a number of advantages, including exposing your family to a vibrant academic and athletic community that will help them grow and allow them access to numerous career opportunities. And with the housing market picking up steam and Stephenville area homes flying off the market, the time is now to start looking.
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