Collin Shaw is a 6 foot, 195 pound outfielder that graduated from Westlake High School in Austin. Shaw earned three letters at Westlake, was given All-District honrs his junior year, and made Second Team All-State his senior year. He scored a team-best 33 runs his junior year and stole 15 of 16 attempted bases. During his senior year, Collin batted .487 and hit 7 home runs. During fall ball, Collin saw action in left field. He singled during the game versus UTSA and scored on a fielder’s choice by Jackson Mellina.
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Hunter Redman is a 5-foot-10-inch, 180 pound freshman catcher from Midland, Texas. Hunter attended Midland Christian High School where he lettered in baseball and football all four years and served as team captain of the football team his senior year. During his senior year, Redman batted .432 and was named First Team All-State. Hunter’s father played baseball for Texas Tech in the 80’s and his brother is a senior infeilder for Texas Tech.
During fall ball, Hunter saw action behind the plate as a late-inning substitute for Jacob Felts in each game. In the game against Houston, Hunter reached on an error to start off a crazy 13th inning, eventually scoring on a single by Erich Weiss. Hunter also singled against UTSA and doubled against Texas State.
Justin Peters is a sophomore right handed pitcher that is joining Texas after a freshman year at Weatherford College in north Texas. At 6-feet-4-inches, Peters brings a strong fastball and breaking ball to the mound at Texas. As a walk-on at Weatherford, Peters pitched 41 innings his freshman year, recording 28 strikeouts. His performance against Howard in the regional tournament garnered attention from multiple schools. In that game, Peters pitched 11 innings, allowing no earned runs and only four hits. As a Houston native, Peters was eager to join the Longhorns. On joining the team, Peters said “I’m super excited. I can’t explain how excited I am. I never thought I’d have the chance. This is a dream come true.”
Justin saw action during fall ball against UTSA, Houston, and Texas State. During two innings against UTSA, he had a 1-2-3 sixth inning, but ran into trouble in the seventh, when he gave up a two-run double and struggled with control. Eventually, Peters got out of the inning, leaving the bases loaded with Roadrunners. In his inning against Houston, Justin allowed a single but picked off the pinch runner and kept a clean sheet. In his appearance against Texas State, Peters allowed a single and advanced the runner with a wild pitch, but once again, managed to make it out of the inning unscathed.
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