Pioneer junior pitcher Evan Maldonado was on point. The University of Houston commit held Sharyland High to just four hits and no earned runs in five innings.
“It was crazy,” Maldonado said of the atmosphere after the Game 2 win. “We’re going to state and all this hard work paid off.”
Maldonado was named to the All-State 5A 2nd Team as a SS.
Last year as a junior, Maldonado played all over the diamond and he delivered everywhere he went with a .408 batting average, 45 RBIs, 36 runs scored, two home runs, while going 8-0 as a pitcher with five complete game performances.
His play resulted in being named to the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All-State second team.
On Wednesday, Maldonado, a four-year baseball letterman, signed a national letter of intent to continue his baseball career at the University of Houston.
“This has been one of my goals since I was a kid, so it’s crazy how it’s actually happening,” Maldonado said.