Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Former Hokie Star Austin Wates Makes a Great Catch

Austin Wates was one of many Tech baseball players I covered during my time as the "Voice of English Field".

Austin was an important part of turning Tech's ACC baseball fortunes around, and his play in college led to him be selected in the third round of the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft by the Houston Astros.

Wates hit .300 with 6 home runs and 75 RBI during his first season of minor league ball for the Lancaster Jethawks of the California League.

Those numbers earned Wates a promotion to AA ball this year where he's currently hitting .295 for the Corpus Christi Hooks.

The other day, Austin pulled off this impressive over-the-wall catch that has made him a viral star.


Brian said...

Sweet catch and even cooler Hokies uniform. Looks like the old Astros garb.

Justin Cates said...

Yeah those are one of the many combinations of throwback garb our team wears. Very sweet, probably even better than the football team's "swag" as the kids say.


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