Citrus players decided on four-years

From left to right: Oscar Gomez, Matt Fitzgerald, Luis Saballos, Christopher Holden, and Carlos

Five more baseball players from Citrus have decided the next step in their college futures.

A pair of starting pitchers will be taking the bump for the same NCAA DII school. Oscar Gomez and Matt Fitzgerald are both headed to East Central University in Oklahoma.

Gomez’s Citrus career spanned two seasons for the Owls. As a freshman Gomez (Montclair HS) appeared in 17 games, all in relief, posting a 3.80 ERA and grabbing an All-WSC South Honorable Mention nod. As a sophomore Gomez moved into a starters role, making 17 starts, going 4-5, posting a 4.65 ERA.

Fitzgerald (Upland) spent one season with the Owls, after starting his collegiate career in 2012 at Cal Poly Pomona. In 2013, he appeared in 11 games, including eight starts, posting a 5.00 ERA with 28 K’s, and a 3-4 record.

Luis Saballos who will be attending and playing for nearby California State University, Los Angeles. Saballos made 11 appearances in 2013, posting a 5.56 ERA and recording a team high four saves.

Two more pitchers round out the 2013 matriculating class, and both will be headed to the same institution. Christopher Holden and Carlos Rosales will attend Valley City State in North Dakota.

After coming into the program as an outfielder, Holden (Charter Oak) made the transition to the mound in 2013 where he made six appearances, going 1-1, with a 4.22 ERA.

Rosales was a two-year member of the Owls’ pitching staff. As a sophomore Rosales, made four appearances, striking out eight batters in just over 10 innings of work.

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