A standout pitcher from Missouri Southern State University in Joplin announced Sunday his intention to sign with the Texas Rangers. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.
Zach Parrish, the consensus Division II National Player of the Year, will fly to Texas tomorrow to officially sign the deal. The stand-out pitcher from Tahlequah, Oklahoma racked up awards this past season. Including, MIAA Pitcher of the Year, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Region and National Pitcher of the Year, the American Baseball Coaches Association Regional and National Pitcher of the Year, as well as the D2CCA Regional and National Pitcher of the Year. Parish was also first-team All-MIAA, All-Region and All-American selection by each organization. He also became the NCAA Division II all-time leader in strikeouts ending his career with 488 strikeouts, tying his MSSU single-season strikeout record with 136 this year. Once the deal is announced Parrish will be assigned to one of the Ranger minor league affiliates.