Tarleton State University is no stranger to producing top-flight talent for Major League Baseball, especially at the pitcher position, as evidenced by one of its own recently signing with the Atlanta Braves.
According to a recent report from the Stephenville Empire – Tribune, Pete Perez spent only two years at Tarleton State throwing heat from the mound, but that’s all it took to get the call from the big leagues. He has signed the contract and will report to spring training next season for the Braves, who are expected to be very much in contention for the World Series next year.
The news source states that over the past two seasons, Perez has accrued a 13 – 5 record with 136 strikeouts and a 2.20 earned run average.
“I am very happy and honored to sign with an organization like the Atlanta Braves,” said Perez, according to a release from the Tarleton Athletic Communications Department. “I was shocked at first, but that has worn off. Now it’s time to get ready for the spring. I know I am going to have to work harder now than I ever have, but I’m up to that challenge.”
Tarleton State head coach Bryan Conger added that it’s been a pleasure working with all his young men, and Perez specifically deserves the opportunity that has been presented to him.
According to the news source, Perez was a two-time All – Lone Star Conference pick as well as a 2012 All – South Central Region honoree and helped the Tarleton State team reach the LCS regular season championship this year.
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