Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

October 23, 2012

CHS Baseball: Tigers pitcher Holden Grounds commits to Texas State

By Todd Wills
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — For the second straight year, the Corsicana baseball program has produced a Division I baseball player.

Tigers senior Holden Grounds made a verbal commitment to Texas State, where he’ll pitch for the Bobcats. The early signing period for college baseball is Nov. 14.

Grounds, who has held an offer from Texas State for months, said a recent visit to San Marcos convinced him it was time to commit.

“I was looking for more than a baseball program,” Grounds said. “I wanted to have the college experience. I liked the campus and the atmosphere and how it was on (football) game day.”

Grounds was 9-2 last year with a 1.50 ERA. He had 103 strikeouts in 70 innings.

He will be the ace of the Tigers’ pitching staff this season, and he’s glad he has one important decision behind him.

“It gives me some time to focus on this upcoming season,” Grounds said.

Grounds’ teammate the last three years, Hunter Melton, signed with Texas A&M last year and is a freshman in the Aggies baseball program.