Several local HS grads take part in Rice vs. Texas State classic
Several local high school graduates mixed it up as the Rice baseball team broke a 3-3 deadlock in the bottom of the sixth against Texas State, scoring three more and then fighting off three separate Texas State rallies to claim a 6-4 victory before a season-high crowd of 5,320 fans Tuesday evening at Reckling Park.
Cy Falls High School graduate Hunter Lemke threw 1.1 innings of no-hit ball for Texas State in relief.
Lemke is a 2010 graduate of Cy-Falls High School where he played baseball for coach Carl McClosky. As a senior, 2009-2010, he was a first-team all-district pitcher while leading the Golden Eagles to a 28-6 record. He compiled 118 strikeouts in 66 innings of work on the hill to go along with a 1.87 ERA. Lemke also batted .413 with five home runs. The son of Scott and Missie Lemke, he is an undecided major at Texas State.
Katy High School graduate Joey Fuda went 2-for-4 Texas State.
Fuda is a 2008 graduate of Katy High School where he played baseball for head coach Tom McPherson. As a senior, 2007-2008, he earned all-district honors. Fuda was also a player on the state championship football team at Katy. The son of Frank and Rita Fuda, he is a business major at Texas State.
Katy High School graduate Bret Atwood drew two walks, stole a base, and scored two runs for Texas State.
Atwood is a 2007 graduate of Katy High School where he was a three-year letter winner for coach Tom McPherson. As a senior (2006-2007), he was team captain batting .442 to help Katy to a 39-9 record and an appearance in the state semifinals. He was a first-team All-District 18-5A selection and earned first-team All-State and All-Greater Houston honors. An exercise and sports science major, he is the son of Pat and Sandy Atwood.
Katy High School graduate Michael Fuda went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in the win.
Fuda is a 2007 graduate of Katy High School where he starred on the diamond and gridiron. As a senior, 2006-2007, he earned all-America honors from Louisville Slugger as a second baseman. Fuda earned first-team 5A all-state recognition following his senior and junior, 2005-2006, seasons. On the football field playing for coach Gary Joseph, he was a unanimous all-District 18-5A selection at wide receiver and kick returner as a senior, when he was also named third-team 5A all-state at kick returner by Dave Campbell's Texas Football. As a senior he caught 44 passes for 738 yards and eight scores. As a junior he hauled in 62 passes for 1,399 yards and 19 touchdowns to earn first-team all-state honors and land on the Dallas Morning News Hot 100 and Rivals.com Texas 100. Born Jan. 13, 1989, in Chicago, the son of Frank and Rita Fuda, he is in the Sid Richardson College at Rice.
Memorial High School graduate Michael Ratterree went 1-for-4 with an RBI in the victory.
A 45th round selection of the Washington Nationals in the 2009 Major League Baseball draft, Ratterree is a 2009 graduate of Memorial High School where he played baseball for Jeremy York. As a senior, 2008-2009, he batted .517 with 12 homers, 10 doubles, 42 RBIs, 45 runs scores and 11 steals in 33 games while racking posting a .616 on-base percentage and a 1.056 slugging percentage. Ratterree helped Memorial to a 28-5 record, a District 18-5A title and a spot in the regional quarterfinals. He was named a first-team Louisville Slugger High School All-American by Collegiate Baseball and a second-team all-America selection by Baseball America. Ratterree was the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association player of the year and was selected to its annual all-star game. He earned all-district MVP honors, all-state recognition, first-team all-Greater Houston shortstop and the area's MVP award from Houston 5A Baseball.com. As a junior, 2007-2008, he belted 11 home runs. Ratterree earned three varsity letters playing football at Memorial and was a three-time all-district defensive back. He graduated with a 5.92 GPA on a 6.0 scale. The son of Alan and Kathy Ratterree, he is a member of the Sid Richardson College at Rice.
Lamar High School graduate Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for Rice.
Rendon is a 2008 graduate of Lamar High School where he was a three-time All-District selection playing for coach Mike McGilvary. As a senior (2007-2008) he was a first-team 5A All-State selection at shortstop, an All-Greater Houston pick and co-MVP of District 20-5A after batting .570 with eight home runs, 17 doubles, 56 RBIs, 56 runs scored and 13 steals. That year he helped Lamar to a 29-7 record, a regular season District championship and a trip to the Region III quarterfinals. Rendon was also selected to start in the Texas High School All-Star Game. As a junior (2006-2007) he was named first-team All-State at shortstop and led Greater Houston with 14 home runs. The son of Rene and Bridget Rendon, he is a member of the college of Wiess at Rice.
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