The Texas State baseball team has officially announced the signing of Nick Fraze, an incoming freshman pitcher who will join the Bobcats next season. While helping the Bobcats out on the mound, Fraze plans to major in business.
The Hebron High School pitcher will be making San Marcos his new home from Carrollton, Texas. The 6-foot-3-inch right-handed pitcher has had an extensive career thus far. Fraze had the opportunity to play with both Hebron High School and the Dallas Patriots during his high school career.
Some of Fraze’s accomplishments include making the Texas High School Baseball Coaches’ Association All-State Team. Fraze led his team to a 28-8 end of season record and to the third round of the District Championship 6-6A this season. Fraze also earned the First-Team All-District 6-6A honors.
Texas State Head Coach Ty Harrington expressed his excitement for the upcoming season with the addition of Fraze to the team.
“We know the type of quality character player we’re getting because of the way Coach Stone at Hebron and Coach Stout for the Dallas Patriots run their programs,” said Harrington to Texas State Athletics. “We look forward to Nick competing for a starting role.”
Fraze has been named the 10th best pitcher in Texas overall by high school sporting website Max Preps. He was also named one of the top 100 best pitchers in the country.
Fraze was born Oct. 24, 1997 and is the son to Michael, stepmother Beth Fraze and mother Lisa Bassett Fraze. Nick Fraze has two younger siblings in addition to an older brother, Jake, who currently pitches for Mississippi College.
Nick Fraze chose Texas State because of the opportunity to play for the Bobcats as well as work with the coaching staff.
In high school, he racked up a total of 14 strikeouts in a 3-0 spotlight game win against Ryan in the playoffs. He also went 9-1 in the third round of state playoffs. With a 1.60 ERA and a grand total of 94 strikeouts, Nick Fraze has proven himself one to watch and a valuable asset in the game.
“We love his length and athleticism on the mound,” Jeremy Fikac, recruiting coordinator and assistant coach for Texas State, said via Texas State Athletics. “His numbers from his senior year show he is a competitor and a winner.”
The Bobcat Baseball staff is excited to see what Nick Fraze brings to the table and look forward to working with him as a student athlete.
Congratulations to Nick Fraze on his signing. It’s a good day to be a Bobcat.