Former North Central Texas College baseball player Chase Anderson recently became the Lions' seventh player to make it to the Major Leagues with his call up to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Anderson was an All-Conference pitcher for NCTC who went on to play at the University of Oklahoma.
Anderson threw what might be the greatest post-season game ever for the Lions in 2007. He pitched a three-hit, complete-game shut-out over Grayson College in the Regional Tournament. That 2007 team lost in the Regional Championship to eventual National Champion New Mexico Junior College. The Lions' 2007 team has had four players make it to the Major Leagues. Bryan Holaday is a catcher with the Detroit Tigers. Sam Freeman is a pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals. Zach Stewart is a pitcher with the Atlanta Braves.
Other NCTC players who have played with Major League teams include Colt Hynes (San Diego Padres), Craig Stansberry (San Diego Padres) and J.R. Towles (Houston Astros).
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