Early signing day in the Central Valley

November 14, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
First we head to Kerman High School in Fresno County where senior Carlos Salazar put pen to paper on an acceptance letter from Fresno State to play baseball.

Salazar helped the Lions win the Valley championship last spring and hopes to do it again this year. Scouts have already clocked his fastball in the low to mid 90's. He's already one of ESPN's State Stat Stars and he even thrown a complete game no-hitter with 15 strikeouts in a Selma Kiwanis tournament this year. Carlos is proud to call Fresno State his choice to play college ball.

"The Bulldog family, I mean my sophomore year they liked me, and I've always grown up a Bulldog as a kid. Always been a huge fan of them. Especially football. Everyone else supported it. Soon as I got the opportunity that I got, I took it." Said Salazar.

Next we'll go to the Fresno County town of Kingsburg where Javier Gasca signed his letter of intent to play at Michigan State University.

A big crowd was on hand to watch him sign his letter of intent to play with the Spartans. Gasca was one of the top wrestlers in the state in his weight class. And he told us what made him choose the cold Midwest over some other places across the country.

"This is what we've been working for since I was four and started. Now we finally got here so it's a very very important deal. I fell in love with the campus. It was Michigan State and a couple of other colleges I was looking at. But once I had said Michigan State and visited the campus I kind of fell in love. That's what helped me make my decision."

And at Clovis West there was also a big crowd to cheer on not one, but six students as they signed their letters of intent to play collegiate sports.

Congratulations to Volleyball player McKenzie Jacobson who's going to the University of Arizona.

Girls golf star Camille Orito is headed to New Mexico State University.

Marco Pierce is a baseball junkie who's headed to the Ducks of Oregon.

Softball's Katie Robertson is going to school a few hours north at UC Davis.

Girls golfer Laura Scrivner is staying home and playing for the Fresno State Bulldogs.

And girls hoops sensation Briana Watts is going to be a Buffalo over at Colorado.

Congrats to all our prep athletes making big things happen in school and sport Wednesday in the Central Valley.


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