UHV baseball signs Cardwell, Montanez

VICTORIA, Texas — University of Houston-Victoria baseball coach Terry Puhl announced the signing of two players for the 2021-22 season.

Committing to the UHV Jaguars were Brayton Cardwell, a pitcher infielder from Houston and Jose Montanez a utility player from Arroyo, Puerto Rico.

Cardwell is a 2021 Homeschool graduate where he was named a Homeschool World Series All-American. He batted .294 with four walks, two doubles and five RBI in the World Series as his team won the Division 2 championship.

“I chose to attend UHV because of the opportunity to play for Terry Puhl, and also pursue my academic career at a college close to home,” said Cardwell in making his commitment to UHV.

Cardwell plans to study kinesiology while attending UHV and hopes to become an athletic trainer.

Montanez, the brother of UHV’s Amilcar Montanez, comes to UHV after a season at Frontier Community College in Fairfield, Ill., where he played catcher, first, third and in the outfield.

In 14 games at Frontier he was 3-for-22 with a double and two RBI, while not committing an error in 74 chances.

“I really wanted an opportunity and Coach Terry Puhl believed in me,” said Montanez in making his commitment to UHV.

He plans to study kinesiology while at UHV and hopes to become a personal trainer or physical therapist.