Now in his sophomore year, right fielder Cody Masters of the Texas Tech baseball team is living up to the reputation he established in high school.
Masters is a native of Coppell, Texas, where he attended the city’s namesake high school before his 2017 graduation. As a junior, he achieved a .398 batting average, logging half a dozen home runs, more than two dozen RBIs and better than 40 runs.
As a business major at Texas Tech, he kicked off his college baseball career as a No. 2 ranking among freshmen on the team for batting .258. That first year (2018) saw him play in 35 games with 16 starts, making 17 hits and scoring a .967 fielding percentage, according to his college bio.
During his 2019 sophomore year, he has had two home runs, a double play, four RBIs and three putouts. His strongest performance has been against Oklahoma during games on April 28 and May 5. For the season, he has a .300 batting average across 27 games started and 22 RBIs.