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Sealy pitcher pledges to throw at Texas in 2019

Posted April 26th, 2017

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Once he is done with being a Tiger, Justin Eckhardt has committed to becoming a Longhorn.

Eckhardt, a junior at Sealy High, announced on Tuesday that he will continue his baseball career at Texas. A 6-2, 180-pound right-handed pitcher, Eckhardt joins a 2018 recruiting class that gained a pledge from Houston Episcopal infielder Peter Geib last week.

Over 45.2 innings and eight appearances this spring, Eckhardt has compiled a 3-1 record. Eckhardt has recorded a 1.69 ERA while allowing 28 hits and 11 earned runs. (Six of those runs were surrendered in one outing against Needville). Eckhardt, who was also an all-district outfielder in 2016, has stuck out 65 batters this season while walking only 10.

Eckhardt’s Tigers are 18-3. With a 7-1 mark in district play, Sealy holds a one-game lead over second-place Needville in the District 25-4A standings.

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