Red Oak’s 6-foot-7 picher Jarrod Pisors decided to continue his baseball career by playing for SAGU next season.
With a full arsenal that includes a fastball, splitter and curveball, Pisors was utilized by Hawks veteran head coach Jay Johnson out of the bullpen in relief, where he logged 16 innings as a senior.
The role the 165-pounder plays for SAGU hasn’t been declared by Shockley yet, though the Dallas native figures to be a contributor as a freshman.
“We are very happy Jarrod will suit up for the Lions,” Shockley said. “He has an array of the right parts and, at 6-foot-7, we believe he will only get better.”
His career highlight came during his senior season. The reliever was summoned to douse a bases-loaded, no outs situation against Midlothian and he delivered.
The Hawks went 19-13 this spring, while going 10-6 in District 15 of Class 4A.
They finished fourth in the nine team league, trailing only Forney (21-6), Corsicana (26-10) and Waxahachie (25-17).
The humble Pisors is known for his composure, on and off the field.
“I feel like there’s a lot of room for growth (for me) with hard work and Coach Shockley’s direction,” Pisors said. “I am really thankful for the opportunity to play baseball at SAGU and to have Christian influences along the way.”
Pisors has yet to settle on a major, stating interest in three; criminal justice, business and marketing.
Jonathan Shockley, the head coach of the SAGU baseball team, is entering his second season and has had an active recruiting season.
This year’s newcomers comprise a dozen ballplayers, seven of whom are right-handed pitchers. Pisors will join Hayden Killebrew, who was a teammate at Red Oak last year.
Current Lion, Robert Elles, a sophomore this season, also starred for the Hawks.
Michael Reeves, who will be a junior, also calls Red Oak his hometown. He played his prep ball at Ovilla Christian.
About SAGU baseball
SAGU is a Division I member in both the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).
The Lions compete in the Red River Athletic Conference, which has 15 NAIA adherents. SAGU will begin playing their home games on their new campus field this year.