EDINBURG – This past baseball season was one for the books at Economedes.
Monday afternoon, one might say was the cherry on top for Ralphie Galvan, the senior catcher who signed his letter of intent to play for the Jarvis Christian College Bulldogs. Following in the steps of pitcher Frank Montano.
“I'm pretty excited,” Galvan said. “When I was a kid it was just a dream, today I woke up and it still felt like a dream because I just could not believe I was actually putting this shirt on and I was going to sign my letter today and play college ball.”
Montano told the coaching staff about Galvan who was a three-year starter for the Jags. So the coaching staff emailed Galvan for a tryout. A few weeks later he received word the coaches liked his style of play and his swing.
“Everything rolled on after that,” Galvan said.
Galvan led the team in steals this past campaign and he made sure to ask the Jarvis coaching staff if was going to be able to display said talent. The coaches would need to see potential in base running and pick up some speed it would be a go.
Galvan admitted he was in a slump hitting at the beginning but his .290 batting average showed he found his swing during district play. With playing at the next level it should only get better.
“The coach at Jarvis said he could tweak my swing a little and make it a lot better,” he said.
Also Monday Jasmine Muniz signed to play with Wiley College in Marshall, Texas.
Muniz was a three-year starter for the Lady Jags and helped them reach back-to-back district 31-6A titles.