CHARLESTON, W.V. — Former Southwestern Christian University short stop Andrew Walker was called up to play for the Class-A West Virginia Power over the weekend.
Walker, a native of Dayton, Texas, became the first SCU player to sign with a Major League Baseball club when he signed a contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates last summer. Walker had been playing with the Gulf Coast League Pirates since singing.
He made his debut with West Virginia on May 28 when he went 1-for-4 at the plate and played second base against the Hagerstown Suns.
Walker led SCU and the Sooner Athletic Conference with 42 stolen bases during his senior campaign. He finished the season ranked fourth in NAIA baseball in steals. Walker hit .317 with 20 RBIs, 13 doubles, two home runs and a triple. He finished the season with a .382 on-base percentage and was an all-NCCAA Central Region and NCCAA all-American selection.
Over his SCU career, Walker hit .325 with 42 RBIs, 29 extra-base hits including 19 doubles and three home runs. He finished his career as the Eagles all-time leader in stolen bases with 59.
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