SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - Max Garza, former Dakota State University baseball player, was drafted this week to the Schaumburg Boomers, a member of the Frontier Baseball League (independent league). Garza was selected in the third round in the 2013 Frontier League Tryout Camp Draft.
Garza joins the Boomers, coming off of a breakout senior season from Dakota State University in 2012. The catcher batted .295 in 51 games for the Trojans with six doubles and a sparkling .419 on-base percentage, thanks in large part to drawing 26 free passes (eight walks and 18 hit-by-pitches) against just 14 strikeouts. In total for this three-year career, Garza batted .256 in 120 games played, including 97 starts.
Garza, second-team All-Conference selection, was an integral member of the Trojan Baseball team that earned runner-up honors in the 2012 Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) Baseball Conference Postseason Tournament. In addition, the Trojans qualified for the 2012 NAIA Baseball National Tournament Opening Round.
Max is the son of Joe and Sharon Garza of Reno, Nev.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director