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June 17, 2013

LG product Houser set to play in New York

LOCUST GROVE, OK — Former Locust Grove pitcher Adrian Houser will begin his 2013 season playing for the Tri-City Valleycats June 17.

The Valleycats are the Class A short-season minor league affiliate for the Houston Astros and located in Troy, N.Y. Playing in New York will be a new experience for Houser, who has pitched in the south all of his career, but he said the change will not interfere with his performance.

“There might be a few things different with the weather, but baseball is still a game and it’s the same anywhere you play,” Houser said.

Houser pitched all of last season in Greeneville, Tenn., for the Greenville Astros. Houser recorded a 4.19 ERA and punched out 54 batters in 58 innings. Opposing batters posted a .245 batting average when facing Houser on the mound.

Houser is not concerned about his statistics, but just performing in the way he knows he can.

Houser said his mindset for the upcoming season is to “just go out every time it’s my turn to pitch and do what I know I can do and help my team win and to have fun doing it.”

Houser is ready to get on the mound at the Valleycats' Joseph L. Bruno Stadium to begin his second full season as a minor league pitcher.

“I’m very ready,” Houser said. “I’m excited to get the season going and start playing some baseball.”

The Valleycats will open their season with a home series against the Oakland A’s affiliate, the Vermont Lake Monsters.

Houser graduated from Locust Grove in 2011 after leading the Pirates to the 4A state baseball championship.

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