Houston Christian and Katy HS grads lead the way for San Jose
Katy High School graduate Carter Jurica and Houston Christian graduate Ryan Lollis helped San Jose beat Modesto 8-2 Wednesday, July 4.
Jurica went 2-for-4, with two doubles and four RBIs.
On the season, Jurica is batting .274, with two home runs and 30 RBIs.
Jurica is a 2007 graduate of Katy High School. He went on to play college baseball at Kansas State for three seasons (2008 to 2010) posting a career average of .333 with 20 home runs and 131 RBIs. As a junior in 2010, Jurica was named a Big XII Conference all-star left fielder after batting .363 with 13 homers and 69 RBIs.
He was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the third round (105th overall) of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft. Jurica played 62 games during 2010 with the Giants Low Single-A affiliate, Salem-Kaiser, of the Northwest League. He batted .216 with three home runs and 31 RBIs. Jurica was born Sept. 23, 1988 in Houston.
Lollis went 1-for-4, with a run scored and one driven in.
On the season, Lollis is batting .296, with five home runs and 39 RBIs.
Lollis is a 2005 graduate of Houston Christian and a 20th-round selection (601st overall) of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2005 Major League Baseball draft. Lollis did not sign with the Pirates and accepted a baseball scholarship to the University of Missouri. He appeared in 217 games over four seasons (2006 to 2009) for the Tigers batting .309 in his college career with nine home runs and 164 RBIs.
Lollis was drafted for a third time in 2009 this time by the San Francisco Giants, who took him in the 37th round (1,107th overall) Lollis began his pro career in 2009 appearing in 52 games for Salem-Kaizer of the Northwest League (short-season single-A) batting .312. Lollis spent 2010 with Augusta of the South Atlantic League (single-A) posting a .288 batting average. He was born Dec. 16, 1986, in Houston.