Brody Russo graduated from Cornerstone Christian Academy in 2004 and attended SAGU in fall of 2004.
Now Russo can add to his resume, Continental Baseball League All-Star.
On Tuesday, July 17, the Continental Baseball League will have their first All-Star game in their inaugural season and Brody Russo will be on the roster.
At Cornerstone, Brody played under now SAGU Head Coach Greg Hayes.
In the fall of 2004, Brody worked with current SAGU pitching coach Clay Scarborough.
The Continental Professional Baseball League is in their first season in existence and currently has four teams that play in Texas.
The CBL is dedicated to creating "America's Hometown Teams" — a group of professional independent baseball franchises, playing in fan-friendly facilities, providing a fun environment for families to experience professional baseball at affordable prices.
Teams are in Tarrant County, Lewisville, and League City. The Texas Heat travels and plays each of these teams.
Thus far this season, Russo has been a leading reliever out of the bullpen for the Texas Heat.
Russo is second on the team with seven appearances and over 11 1/3 innings has posted a 2.38 ERA.
Opponents have hit a low .214 against Russo and he has struck out 10 batters.
Russo is one of two SAGU baseball players who have moved on to different levels of professional baseball.
James Lewis, right-handed pitcher, has seen some time in two different baseball leagues.
Lewis played for the Laredo Broncos in the United Baseball League in 2006 and most recently for the Kalamazoo Kings in the Frontier Baseball League.
Lewis is the Lions all-time leader in strikeouts. He established the record in 2003 and 2004 during his tenure with the Lions.
Both Lions worked under pitching coach Clay Scarborough before moving onto other levels.
The Lions expect to have their next 'pro' already on roster.