Tarleton State head baseball coach Bryan Conger announced the signing of two more Texans for the 2012 season. Kody Thiebaud and Blake Silguero are joining the class.
Thiebaud is a 6-foot, 2-inch right-handed pitcher from Texas Wesleyan University where he played the past three seasons. During that span, the 2007 Dublin High School graduate posted a 21-7 record in 192.2 innings of work. He amassed 192 strikeouts and was named second-team All-Red River Athletic Conference. From Feb. 2, 2009 to May 29, 2010, Thiebaud had an impressive 16-game winning streak in 32 appearances.
"We are very excited to add Kody to this class. He really caught our eye two years ago when he pitched against us," said Conger. "He has an above average breaking ball that will be a legitimate out pitch in our conference. We feel he will make a major contribution either in the weekend rotation or at the end of games where you like to have an experienced competitor."
Silguero is a 6-3 first baseman/outfielder with some collegiate experience as well, joining the Texans via Cisco Junior College and San Diego State University. The 2008 graduate of Cedar Park High School played his freshman season at Cisco JC, where he hit .363 with 11 home runs, 52 RBIs, a .649 slugging percentage and a .411 on-base percentage. He was fourth in homers in the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference and he racked up 18 multi-hit games and 15 multi-RBI games.
Following his stint at Cisco JC, Silguero caught the eye of Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, the head coach at SDSU. Silguero was slated to be the opening day designated hitter, but suffered a season-ending wrist injury.
"Blake is another tremendous addition to this year's team. He put up exceptional numbers his freshman year and was one of the best hitting prospects in the Texas JC ranks that season," said Conger. "He brings a strong physical presence and will give us more lineup options since he can play first base and either corner outfield spot."