Knights Closer Colton Reavis Drafted by Tampa Bay Rays

Colton Reavis
Roman Gomez

Colton Reavis, who saved eleven games during a 2013 baseball season that saw the Knights advance to the Avista-NAIA World Series for the first time in school history, has been drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays.

A 5’11”, 205-pounder from Paris, Texas, Reavis was taken in the 30th round.  In his senior year Reavis had a 2.73 ERA while saving eleven games.  He struck out 32 opposing batters and walked only 16 in 33 innings.  Reavis held opponents to a batting average of .180.

Another Knights pitcher, starter Roman Gomez, has signed to play professionally for the Ft. Worth Cats.  Gomez was 9-3 this season, pitching 89.2innings.  He struck out 70 and walked 30 while holding opponents to a batting average of .262.

“I’m proud of both these guys,” Knights Head Coach Jeremy Kennedy said. “They helped us win Regionals and pitched really well in the World Series.  They are going to be hard to replace.”


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