Congratulations to Tyler Lee 2016 grad Parker Bates on your commitment to Louisiana Tech!
We knew that Parker was a good player but he entered this summer on a mission... and came out swinging with a vengeance! Playing on one of the most talented rosters in the country he was able to lock down the 4 hole position in the lineup and PRODUCE. He also played stellar defense and got on the mound and competed when needed.
While his production was certainly impressive, even more impressive was the way that Parker played the game day in and day out. Summer high school ball can be a beat down with long tournaments and scorching temperatures but some guys just wake up hungry and can flat out do it. Parker is one of those guys. He did everything a ballplayer should do and he did it the right way. This scholarship was definitely earned and it couldn't have happened for a better kid.
Congrats to the Bates family.