HARLINGEN — Despite it being the final week of the school year for Harlingen High, the college signings keep coming.
On Tuesday, the Cards saw senior third baseman Boedy Flores sign a letter of intent to play baseball at Northeast Texas Community College in Mt. Pleasant.
“This is one of the biggest days of my life,” Flores said. “This is something that I have worked for from my junior high school days through my high school days. It’s been a great process and it’s exciting to see it come together.”
Last week Nathan Ramon signed his letter of intent to play baseball at St. Edwards in Austin and on Tuesday Flores became the 10th Harlingen High athlete to sign on and play at the college level.
“Playing on my select team, the Sliders, opened up doors for me and I was able to meet their (NTCC) coaches, and it is a great program and I’m excited to be a part of it,” Flores said. “Very few guys get the chance to play at the college level. It’s special to be a part of a group of guys that are going to play at the next level; it means the world to me.”
Flores plans to continue playing third base where he excelled and was named to the District 32-6A first-team three times and was a part of two postseason berths his junior and senior years.
“At the high school level, most of us are playing at the same level, but in college a lot of the guys are very good and probably better than you, so it will be a challenge,” Flores said. “The field and facilities were beautiful; baseball is one of the main sports there, so it is great to be a part of a school that is big on baseball.”
Northeast Texas is a Division 1 junior college and is part of one of the toughest leagues in the state playing against perennial powers like Angelina College and Hill College.
“After my two years, I hope to get drafted. If not I don’t mind going to a four-year school, playing and finishing my studies.” Flores said.