UHV Baseball Signs Hallettsville All-Star Player

Hallettsville’s Colton Starns still has one high school game to play, but come the fall Starns will begin focusing on his collegiate career.

University of Houston-Victoria baseball coach Terry Puhl announced the signing of Starns along with junior college transfer Brett Rogers of Sugar Land.

Starns will play in the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association’s Class 2A/3A/4A All-Star game on June 17 wrapping up a successful high school career. Starns earned all-district honors all four years at Hallettsville and helped the Brahmas to four consecutive playoff appearances.

As a freshman, he earned first team All-District 28-2A honors at second base. He continued his stellar career as a sophomore where he was named all-district first team.

He was named the District 27-3A MVP along with recognition on the Texas Sports Writer Association’s all-state honorable mention squad.

This past season, he compiled a .368 batting average with one triple, six doubles, 20 RBI, 35 runs scored and 14 stolen bases as he was named the District 27-3A Co-MVP. He also compiled a 7-0 record with a 1.37 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 51 innings.

Success also came in the classroom where he earned the Outstanding Student Achievement Award for pre-calculus and was an Academic All-State Team honorable mention selection.

“I chose to attend UHV as they have a highly accredited business program and provides me with an economical path to earning by Business Accounting degree,” said Starns on making his commitment. “UHV also provides me with an opportunity to continue to play baseball and grow

as a player at the collegiate level. I look forward to becoming a Jag and making this place my new home.”

Starns plans to study business and accounting while attending UHV.

Rogers joining UHV

Rogers is a 6-foot-1 right-handed pitcher who has spent the last two seasons with the Angelina College Roadrunners.

The Fort Bend Elkins High School graduate made five appearances for the Roadrunners this past season where he surrender four runs on seven hits and six walks, while striking out four in six innings.

Rogers plans to study marketing while attending UHV.

“I am choosing to attend UHV to pursue my interests in academics, and continue to play baseball,” said Rogers in making his commitment.