Klein grad wins despite Westside grad's homer
Klein High School graduate Jeremy Barfield went 2-for-5 with four RBIs and a run scored as the Midland RockHounds crushed the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, 11-3, in minor league action on Sunday.
On the Season, Barfield, a right fielder, is batting .287 with 27 RBIs and four home runs.
Barfield is a 2006 graduate of Klein High School. He was selected by the New York Mets in the ninth round (274th overall) of the 2006 Major League Baseball draft but did not sign. Barfield played two seasons (2007 and 2008) at San Jacinto College before being selected by the Oakland Athletics in the eighth round (244th overall) of the 2008 MLB draft. Barfield is the son of 12-year Major League veteran Jesse Barfield and was born July 12, 1988, in Houston.
Westside High School graduate Ben Theriot went 1-for-4 with a home run in the loss.
On the season, Theriot, a catcher, is hitting .184 with six RBIs and the home run.
A 2006 graduate of Westside High School, Theriot played three seasons (2007 to 2009) at Texas State. He batted .295 with one home run and 14 RBIs for the Bobcats as a freshman, 2007, before hitting .339 with three home runs while driving in 45 runs as a sophomore, 2008. In 2009, Theriot batted .341 with six home runs and 36 RBIs as a senior. He was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the ninth round (272nd overall) of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft. He quickly advanced through the Royals' system beginning 2010 at Burlington of the Midwest League (A) before advancing to High-A at Wilimington of the Carolina League and ending the year at Double-A with NW Arkansas of the Texas League. Theriot posted a combined batting average of .294 with 17 doubles and 31 RBIs. He was born Dec. 8, 1987, in Houston.
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