Monday, May 31, 2010

Former local prep baseball players

Congrats to former Las Cruces area high school baseball players Ryan Honeycutt, Daniel Gonzalez, Steven Flores and Gera Sanchez. The four players are on the University of New Mexico baseball team, which was selected to play in the NCAA Tournament on Monday.

Honeycutt, Gonzalez and Sanchez played key roles on the team this year. Sanchez won a pair of games on the mound, while Honeycutt and Gonzalez were two of the team's top offensive players.

The Lobos will be playing in their first NCAA Tournament since 1962. All three were very good high school players and were high on Lobos coach Ray Birmingham's radar when he took the job with the Lobos.

Got to give all the former area high school kids credit for doing what they had to do to make it happen for the Lobos. And give Birmingham credit for what he's done with UNM. He had a goal of taking UNM to the College World Series and this is another step in the process. And he said he'd do it with New Mexico kids and he has kept his word on that promise as well.

- Felix


Anonymous said...

Did ya'll get to see Daniel Gonzalez on SPORT CENTERS top ten plays of the day this past week end. I have been seeing that kid do those plays since high school with the BULLDAWGS.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the Lobos and Birmingham. He has always been a great coach... starting at Mayfield and moving on up. Maybe the Aggies should look at more NEW MEXICO kids