Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ex-Alexander pitcher Pollorena wins for Mississippi State

Luis Pollorena now pitches for MSU

From the ClarionLedger.com

ATLANTA — The game program lists Mississippi State left-hander Luis Pollorena as being 5 feet, 6 inches short. "That's a lie," Pollorena said Friday afternoon, smiling. "I am really 5 foot, 7 and a half." Here Friday, Pollorena, the son of Mexican immigrants, pitched as if he were as tall as the Atlanta skyscrapers in the background at Georgia Tech's Russ Chandler Stadium. Pollorena, who might be 5-7 in his spikes, pitched six innings of scoreless, 5-hit baseball, leading the Bulldogs to a 3-0 victory over Southern Miss in the opening round of the NCAA Atlanta Regional.

Pollorena threw 118 pitches on a day when the temperature was 95 and the heat index over 100. Might as well have been in air-conditioned comfort. Pollorena grew up in the Texas border town of Laredo, on the north bank of the Rio Grande River, where he said, "it's usually about 115."

You can read the entire article at : http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20110604/COL0504/106040335/Dogs-Pollorena-little-pitcher-who-could?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CHome%7Cp


  1. Too bad they didn't have him pitch all three games in the series against Florida for his team was bounced from the Super Regionals by the Gators.

    It would have been cool to catch him on ESPN this week and have the sportscasters ask him about Mayor Salinas, who surely would have been in attendance talking about border security and how he personally saw Pollorena throw the ball as a young kid (even though that would have been a lie).

  2. See him throw? I thought Salinas had coached him!

  3. You're right, Mayor Salinas taught Pollorena the two-fingered fastball cutter pitch. . .