The Brazos Valley Bombers received another infusion of talent today as they announced the signings of Zach Grichor, Nick Anders, Daniel Meadows, and Jeff Sciba. Each of the four junior college players figure to make an important impact this summer as Bombers attempt to bring their first championship to Brazos Valley.
Zach Grichor, a sophomore infielder from Navarro Junior College, has the talent and versatility to play anywhere in the infield and wreak havoc on opposing pitchers when he is on the base paths. After starring at Klein High School in Spring, Texas, Grichor has spent the past two seasons making a name for himself at Navarro Junior College. His freshman season, he batted .375 with 31 RBI, stole a team-high 27 bases, was selected to the All-Conference team, and was also named to the Texas Junior College All-Star team. This season, he followed up his impressive freshman campaign with a .362 batting average, 40 RBI, and 26 steals. Grichor’s accomplishments have not gone unnoticed, as he recently signed a letter of intent to play for South Alabama next season under Coach Steve Kittrell. Grichor’s combination of speed and versatility should prove invaluable to Brazos Valley this summer as he joins a team ready to make a deep playoff run.
A familiar face among Brazos Valley Bomber fans, Nick Anders returns this summer ready to make an impact. Last summer, in just five games with the Bombers, Anders hit .188 and drew three walks, but expects to make great contributions to the team this summer as a full-time second baseman. Anders is no stranger to the Bryan-College Station area, having gone to A&M Consolidated High School, where he maintained a .400 batting average. As a sophomore this season at Temple Junior College, Anders is leading the team in nearly every offensive category with a .411 batting average, 17 doubles, seven home runs, and 42 RBI.
Known around the Texas Collegiate League after a fantastic summer with the McKinney Marshalls last summer, Daniel Meadows joins Brazos Valley this season with an opportunity to display his skills. At 6 feet 6 inches and 235 pounds, Meadows is an intimidating pitcher with a blazing fastball. The sophomore lefty is a teammate of Nick Anders and is enjoying a fine season of his own at Temple Junior College. He is 5-3 with a 4.98 ERA and has 58 strikeouts in 59 innings of work. Meadows also has thrown the lone shutout of the season for Temple. Last summer, he was 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA and looks to continue his success in the TCL this summer as a member of the Bombers.
Jeff Sciba will also be a great addition to the Bombers this summer. Serving as Hill College’s number one starting pitcher this past season, he was 4-3 with a 4.20 ERA in a difficult division. The sophomore right-hander from Friendswood, Texas throws in the low 90’s and displays great poise and confidence on the mound. Sciba should be a solid contributor for Brazos Valley, either as a starting pitcher or out of the bullpen.
It will be an exciting summer for the Bombers as they prepare for the upcoming season. Come and join the fun as you have a chance to see star players from all of over the country play in the TCL this summer. Season tickets may be purchased online at bvbombers.com, by phone at (979) 779-PLAY, or by visiting the Bombers offices at 405 Mitchell Street in Bryan.
About the Brazos Valley Bombers
The Bombers are members of the Texas Collegiate League, one of the nation’s premier summer collegiate circuits. Teams like the Bombers bring minor league baseball-style entertainment to communities throughout the country, giving some of the best college players a chance to further their careers in wood bat leagues in front of Major League scouts. The Bombers 48-game season begins on June 10 and runs through August 3, followed by the TCL playoffs and a championship series. Season tickets for the 2008 season are now on sale. More information is available by calling the Bombers ticket office at (979) 779-PLAY, visiting the Bombers office in Bryan, or logging on to the Bombers’ official web site at www.bvbombers.com.