Desert Christian standout pitcher Andrew Edwards committed to play for New Mexico State this morning. Edwards spent a year pitching for Central Arizona where he finished his freshman season with a 5-1 record with a remarkable 57 strikeouts in 49 innings of work.
“So proud of him for never stopping working hard and chasing his dream,” his father Brent Edwards said. “He has remained focused on both a career in baseball and his education, and this is a great next step for both.”
Edwards was a Southern Arizona First Team selection in 2015 after he collected 13 strikeouts to help Desert Christian (31-1) defeat Kearny Ray 13-6 in the Division III state championship game. It was the third state championship in a row for the program.
Edwards finished 28-3 in high school including a perfect 11-0 his senior year and he finished with 316 strikeouts in only 184 innings of work.
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