SCU’s Walker inks pro contract with Pirates

Former SCU baseball player Andrew Walker. Photo courtesy SCU Sports Info.

From SCU Sports
Matthew Stephens, Sports Information Director

BRADENTON, Fla. — Former Southwestern Christian University short stop Andrew Walker signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates and was assigned to the Gulf Coast League Pirates.

Walker became the first SCU baseball player to sign with a Major League Baseball club. 

Walker, of Dayton, Texas, led SCU and the Sooner Athletic Conference with 42 stolen bases during his senior campaign. He finished the season ranked fourth in NAIA baseball in steals. Walker hit .317 with 20 RBIs, 13 doubles, two home runs and a triple. He finished the season with a .382 on-base percentage and was an all-NCCAA Central Region and NCCAA all-American selection.

Over his SCU career, Walker hit .325 with 42 RBIs, 29 extra-base hits including 19 doubles and three home runs. He finished his career as the Eagles all-time leader in stolen bases with 59.

The Gulf Coast League is a rookie league headquartered in St. Petersburg, Fla., operated by Minor League Baseball. 

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