|Previous School:||Coppell HS|
outfielder was the biggest individual surprise during Fall practice ... showed
good hitting skills and instincts, and also displayed improved outfield defense
... has good knowledge of the strike zone, especially for a young hitter ... a
focused player ... earned his way into a role this season ... will likely serve as a
pinch-hitter and occasional starter in the outfield.
2005 graduate of
Coppell High School in Coppell, Texas ... earned Texas High School Baseball
Coaches Association 5A All-State and All-Star game honors after hitting .434
with six home runs and 31 RBI ... also scored 46 runs and stole 13 bases ... was
also 2-0 with six saves and 0.32 ERA on the mound ... named 1st-team All-Area as a
senior by the Dallas Morning News ... 4-time all-district selection at Coppell
High ... led the district with a .458 batting average as a freshman ... named
the "Best Batter" at the 2004 Global Baseball Championship Series in Beijing,
China, a tournament which featured teams from Australia, China, Japan, Korea and
Taiwan ... helped lead Coppell High to the state playoffs each of the last three
seasons ... also lettered in soccer.
Full name is
Anthony Michael Walsh ... son of Michael and Katherine Walsh ... Business
Administration major ...chose ORU over Baylor, Duke, Texas Tech and Texas A&M ...
born Sept. 2, 1986.