Former Palo Verde standout Tyler Fallwell committed to play for the University of Houston Wednesday night. The 6-foot-4 inch pitcher led the Titans to a state championship in 2014, earning Southern Arizona Player of the Year honors and was named a Louisville Slugger High School All-American.
“I’m very excited and looking forward to playing at the next level,” Fallwell said. “Houston is a great school with great facilities and great coaching and I feel it’s the right place for me.
“I couldn’t have done it without my family, friends, teammates and coaches,” he added.
His father Jason Fallwell was an All-State selection in 1994 and played for Cochise College like his son. He was also the first base coach for Palo Verde during the championship run in 2014.
“Watching our son over the years from the time he played itty bitty sports at the YMCA to winning a high school state title was amazing, but now, seeing him on the mound pitching with a calm, collected presence, there’s just something indescribable about it,” his mother Jaime and father Jason said.
“Watching your child chase their dreams and then make their dreams come true is the most rewarding thing in the world. It makes all the hard times, all the traveling, all the tears worth it. Our boys inspire us as parents, believe it or not, they make us want to work harder, be better, love stronger. We are looking forward to watching him take this next step in life. He’s more than ready. It’s what he’s been preparing for all these years.”
As noted earlier, Tyler Fallwell moved on to play for Cochise College where he will be finishing up this spring before heading to Houston.
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