There is highly successful local college athletic program that sometimes seems to be overlooked.
Through Saturday, he had played just five games in the majors, and yet Nate Orf may already be the most popular player on the Milwaukee Brewers.
Of all the hundreds of players taken in the Major League Baseball Draft each year, only roughly 10 percent will ever play an inning in the big leagues.
Finding a new head coach for the school’s softball wasn’t a far trip for McLennan Community College. They named baseball assistant coach Chris Berry to head the Highlassies.
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.