Commentary

Lee leads Rangers into Long Beach

Updated: July 10, 2009, 4:29 PM ET
By Andrew Drennen | ESPNRISE.com

Once again it looks like the Rangers will bring another strong crop of players out to Long Beach for the 2009 Area Code Baseball Games. This year the Rangers will have some power arms and speed to boot.

Zach Lee, of McKinney High School is making the return trip to California. Not only is he solid on the baseball diamond, but he is solid at the quarterback position on the gridrion. He recently committed to LSU, with the hopes of playing both sports.

Out of the ten pitchers on this year's staff all but two stand at least 6-foot-3, with the tallest one being Trevor Teykl standing in at 6-foot-7.

Austin Southall is the first player from Louisiana to make the trip to Long Beach since Carmen Angelini and Thad Griffen both did so back in the 2006 Area Code Games. Both were teammates at Barbe High School.

2009 Texas Rangers Area Code Roster
Name Pos B / T HT WT YR HS State
Zach Lee RHP R / R 6-4 190 2010 McKinney TX
Alex Silver SS R / R 6-1 185 2010 Bellaire TX
Trevor Teykl RHP R / R 6-7 215 2010 Kempner TX
Brian Ragira OF R / R 6-2 180 2010 Arlington Martin TX
Dex Kjerstad OF R / R 6-2 205 2010 Canyon Randall TX
Kendrick Perkins OF L / R 6-3 215 2010 La Porte TX
Toller Boardman LHP L / L 6-3 215 2011 Bellaire TX
Matt Lipka SS R / R 6-1 192 2010 McKinney TX
Tyler Pearson C R / R 6-1 170 2010 Monterey TX
Brandon Pierce RHP R / R 6-1 205 2010 Gunter TX
Tony Rizzotti RHP R / R 6-3 175 2010 Arlington Martin TX
Christian Summers SS L / R 6-3 190 2010 Central TX
Anthony Bryant OF L / R 6-3 215 2010 Connally TX
Jacob Dahlstrand RHP R / R 6-4 200 2010 Memorial TX
Jacob Felts C R / R 6-1 195 2010 Orangefield TX
Tyler Green RHP R / R 6-1 175 2010 Brazoswood TX
Jared Lakind 1B L /L 6-2 195 2010 Cypress Woods TX
Daniel Mengden C R / R 6-1 185 2011 Westside TX
John Simms RHP R / R 6-3 190 2010 College Park TX
Austin Southall 1B L / R 6-2 208 2010 University LA
Austin Kubitza RHP L / R 6-5 185 2010 Colleyville Heritage TX
Spencer Davis 3B R / R 6-4 215 2010 The Woodlands TX
Tyrell Jenkins RHP R / R 6-4 175 2010 Henderson TX