Former Laramie Colts Player Signs With Colorado Rockies
Left-handed pitcher Kyle Roliard signed with the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday after being drafted 408th overall in the 13th round last week. Roliard, who spent the 2009 season playing for the Laramie Colts, said on Facebook that signing was a "dream come true."
During his junior season at Louisiana Tech, Roliard was 1-3 with a 5.35 ERA in 13 appearances on the mound. He started in four games and pitched 35.1 innings, allowing 23 runs (21 earned) on 35 hits while walking 14 and striking out 40. His walk-to-strikeout ratio was one of the best on the team. At the plate in 2011, Roliard hit .330 in 58 games played with a team-leading 76 hits while he was second on the team with 44 runs scored.
In addition to Roliard, two other former Colts from the 2009 team are now professional baseball players. Right-handed pitcher Blake Trienen was picked 226th overall in the 7th round by the Oakland A's and signed on Tuesday. Outfielder Lee (Marvin) Orr went 413th overall in the 13th round to the San Diego Padres and signed on Saturday.