HOUSTON – Houston Astros pitcher James Hoyt, who has ties to the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL), is now World Series Champions. James was on hand at the team’s championship parade on Friday, November 3, to help celebrate the first title in the franchise’s 56-year history.
Hoyt suited up for the Mohawk Valley franchise in the summer of 2008 when current owner Travis Heiser was an assistant coach for the team. In the summer of 2018 for Mohawk Valley the Polmar College product struck out 25 in 35.1 innings of work. After two junior college seasons, he finished his collegiate career at Centenary College of Louisiana, which competed at the Division I level at the time. After being signed as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Braves, the Braves traded Hoyt to Houston alongside Evan Gattis in January of 2015, and he would make his MLB debut in 2016. This year he logged 49.1 innings in 43 appearances out of the bullpen, going 1-0 with a 4.38 ERA and 66 strikeouts.