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The Hill Country of Texas, such as San Antonio and it’s surrounding areas, is filled with rich culture, tradition and history. Much of the aforementioned character and charm may be historical, or traditional. Kerrville native, Asa Lacy is a part of that tradition.

However, the Hill Country also does not have a shortage of incredible athletes. Kansas City has selected Texas A&M lefty, Asa Lacy, a Kerrville native, gaining him the number 4 pick in the MLB draft.

Lacy threw an impressive three years in college at Texas A&M. While in Aggieland, Lacy pitched in 38 games, including 17 starts, going 11-5 with a 2.32 ERA. Even more impressive was Lacy’s keen ability to keep batters swinging. His stats speak for themselves as his batters saw an average of .174 against the southpaw, including 178 strikeouts in a mere 128 innings.

When Asa Lacy attended Tivy High School in Kerrville, Texas, he was breaking records as well. In high school, Lacy went 13-1 with a 0.93 ERA and 128 strikeouts in 97 innings.
In fact, he was drafted by the Cleveland Indians late in the 2017 MLB Draft. However, he decided to go to Texas A&M instead.

It’s no secret that sports have not been immune to the effects of the global pandemic. Thankfully, Lacy was able to start in four games in 2020. However, later on the baseball season was cut short.