By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
Joey Baker has finished his days of high school baseball, but his playing days are far from over. Baker signed to play with Our Lady of the Lake University, an NAIA program in San Antonio.
A three-year starter for the Gobblers, Baker is looking forward to what lies ahead.
“It means a lot,” Baker said. “I feel real good reaching this goal and moving on to the next chapter of my life.”
Over the past three seasons, there have been aspirations of playing college ball for Baker, but before a strong showing at a tryout in mid-May, he had not signed with a team for the upcoming fall.
“I had a tryout with them [OLLU] last week,” Baker said. “It went real well, and they called me Tuesday [May 24] to let me know the news.”
Baker spent the majority of his time in Cuero playing the outfield, mainly center the past two season with some time on the mound. OLLU will bring in Baker, a southpaw, as a pitcher.