Sunday, September 26, 2021

Former Dragon Pitchers on Big Stage at CWS


Former Dragon pitchers and teammates Tyler Alexander (left) and John Curtiss have helped lead their teams to the College World Series in Omaha.

Former Carroll Dragon standouts and teammates John Curtiss (Texas) and Tyler Alexander (TCU) are pitching on the big stage at the College World Series in Omaha.

Curtiss, a redshirt sophomore, pitched in relief of the Longhorns’ 3-1 loss to UC Irvine on Saturday. Curtiss went 1.2 innings and allowed four hits and one earned run. He also had three strikeouts. Curtiss, who was first-team Capital One Academic All-American this year, leads Texas with nine saves. Curtiss was a recent 6th-round draft pick in Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft.

Alexander expects to be TCU’s third starter in Omaha. TCU opened with a dramatic 3-2 victory Sunday against Big 12 rival Texas Tech. Alexander, a freshman All-American selection, leads the Frogs with 10 victories this season.