Former Texas State baseball star Matt Miller is making the move up in the professional game.
Miller made the starting lineup last Wednesday for the Pacific Coast League (PCL) in the 2009 Cricket Wireless Class AAA All-Star game, at PGE Park in Portland, OR.
Miller, who plays for the Colorado Sky Sox, the top farm club for the Colorado Rockies. He was one of thee Sky Sox chosen in the game, which pits top prospects from the Class AAA PCL and the Class AAA International League. Class AAA is the highest classification of minor league baseball.
A native of New Braunfels, Miller started in left field for the PCL and finished the night one-for-two with a run scored.
Miller played one year at Texas State, 2004, helping the Bobcats to a 32-26 season. The junior was then drafted in the 13th round by the Rockies.
During Miller’s one season in San Marcos, he led the Southland Conference in hits (92) and total bases (138), while finishing second in batting average (.387). He was named to the All-SLC second team and also received the 2004 SLC Newcomer of the Year award.