Comanches Ryan Peterson awarded Offensive Player of the Year

Peterson commits to Sam Houston University

SHINER, TX- The Shiner Comanches made it to the state baseball tournament two years in a row in part to pitcher and shortstop, Ryan Peterson.

Peterson was named as the All-South Texas Offensive Player of the Year. The shortstop is preparing for the upcoming football season but he has his sights on college ball after high school. He has committed to a division one university named Sam Houston State to continue his baseball career, in part because he likes the small town feel of SHU.

“It’s a great college and the coaches know what they’re talking about. They want me to come in there and develop as a baseball player, provide for the team the best I can.”

The incoming senior was shocked to see he won the award on twitter and has the goal of winning the state title in baseball and feels like that is the only thing left he has to check off the list.

“Most people think of me as a pitcher but I can hit. I want to win state championship, I want to go back and get the job finished. All the induvial things are great, but that’s the main goal.”

Over the summer, Peterson has been busy this summer playing baseball seemingly non-stop with the Alamo Drillers. He is also preparing for football season and is getting reps under center as quarterback. Peterson hopes to study kinesiology or education once he begins college.