Kody Eaves, the pitching and hitting star of Memorial High's march to the state playoffs this spring, was picked by the Los Angeles Angels in the 16th round of the major leagues' first-year player draft earlier this month.
Eaves signed a letter of intent with TCU during the winter. Eaves has until July 13 to make a decision on signing a pro contract with the Angels or playing ball at TCU.
Eaves hit .358 last season with 27 runs scored.
He led the Mavericks to a bi-district series victory over Baytown Sterling with a 4-for-4 performance in the deciding game. He ended the game with a grand-slam and earned the pitching victory.
Eaves is the first Maverick to be drafted since Scotty Schafer was taken by the New York Mets in 2006.