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Former Sahuarita and Pima standout Ian Mejia signs with New Mexico State

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Former Sahuarita standout pitcher Ian Mejia, a red-shirt freshman for Pima, signed on to play for New Mexico State of the WAC Conference.

Mejia started six games on the mound for the Aztecs, pitching 35.2 innings with a 3-0 record and a 3.28 ERA. He gave up 13 earned runs and had 33 strikeouts and 28 walks.

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 “The coaching staff at NMSU is a straightforward group, humble guys who know exactly what the grind is like for a student-athlete,” Mejia said in a release. “They run a very efficient practice and they have just enough fun to make you want to be at the field every single day.

I know that it is a place that I can go to and be successful. The academic support staff shows that they care about you and that is always a huge help as a student-athlete.”

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