orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

September 23, 2013

BC's Shugart gets offer from UT

Van Wade
The Orange Leader

BRIDGE CITY — Bridge City junior Chase Shugart has been offered a scholarship to play baseball for the University of Texas.

 Shugart blistered the baseball in the batter’s box this year batting .354 which was a team high for regular starters and hitters. His 33 RBI were a team high and he also scored 34 times, tied for third with Hunter Uzzle and three behind Bryce Sampere and Keaton Langston who each had 37 runs scored. Shugart had a team-high 11 doubles.

Shugart also was dominant on the mound with a 2.36 ERA in 29.2 innings with 56 strikeouts and four saves on the year. He served mainly as Bridge City’s third pitcher yet several times came in with the bases loaded and on almost every occassion no runs scored. He gave up only 10 earned runs this year.

His season earned him Most Valuable Player honors on the All-Orange Leader Team despite being just a sophomore.

Shugart is currently the starting quarterback for the Bridge City football team, which opens District 21-3A play Friday night at home against Buna.