One thought has occupied former Robinson High School pitcher Braxton Ashcraft’s mind since the Pittsburgh Pirates selected him in the second round of the Major League Baseball draft last Monday.
When he came to Baylor in the fall of 2014, Troy Montemayor was a lightly-regarded walk-on with more confidence than velocity.
Robinson pitcher Braxton Ashcraft went to Pittsburgh with the 51st overall pick on Monday night. Ten picks later, the Yankees chose MCC catcher Josh Breaux.
Mitch Thompson, head coach of the McLennan Community College baseball team, mentions the statistic with pride. Over the past two years, no college in all of the United States — including four-year schools — has had more catchers selected in the Major League Draft than MCC. During that time, three catchers with ties to MCC have been selected.
When Mitch Thompson encountered a crossroads in his life in early 2012, he turned to the cross and found peace.