Three local HS grads power Sam Houston State to victory
Three local high school graduates helped Sam Houston State defeat Central Arkansas, 5-2, in collge baseball action on Saturday.
Pearland High School graduate Kevin Miller went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a walk in the victory.
Miller is a 2009 graduate of Pearland High School where he was an all-district and all-greater Houston selection in baseball and football. On the diamond he was a three-year starter for Pearland. On the gridiron, Miller was a Class 5A all-state honorable mention selection, all-greater Houston honoree and three-time all-District 22-5A wide receiver for Pearland football playing for Coach Tony Heath.
Tomball High School graduate Luke Plucheck hit his second home run of the season, a three-run shot, in going 1-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs.
Plucheck is a 2010 graduate of Tomball High School. As a senior, 2009-2010, he was all-state, all-greater Houston area and All-District 13-5A as an outfielder. He helped Tomball to a 24-9 overall record and a spot in the playoffs after going 10-4 in the district and finishing second.
The Woodlands High School graduate Ryan Mooney went 2-for-5 in the win.
Mooney is a 2007 graduate of The Woodlands High School where he was a letter winner on the baseball and football teams. He was an all-state and all-district infielder for the Highlanders, helping them to district and state titles as a junior, 2005-2006, and a district crown as a senior, 2006-2007. Mooney participated in the Houston Area Coaches Association all-star game. Off the diamond, he was an academic all-district honoree and a two-year letter earner as a wide receiver for The Woodlands football team.