Lamar Cardinals catcher Jorge Gutierrez scored 13 hits during his first season at the school - Texas Scorecard

A transfer to Lamar University from Alvin Community College and Texas A&M, catcher Jorge Gutierrez has started in 25 games this season, earning 13 hits, eight RBIs and a double play for the Cardinals.

At Alvin, his batting average was .295/.614/.391 over 42 games, according to his Lamar bio. His 25 runs, 40 RBIs and 21 walks were an impressive foundation for his move in 2017 to Texas A&M. As an Aggie, he started 22 times in 37 games and “registered a .337 on-base percentage and .417 slugging percentage,” the school stated.

Gutierrez’s father, Jesus, was a professional baseball player in Venezuela, from which the family emigrated. A U.S. citizen since 2016, Gutierrez, a junior, is a business major whose sees marriage and family in his future. His younger sister batted .278, scored two double plays and six RBIs as a 2010 Little League World Series participant.