|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."
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