SAN ANTONIO (June 18, 2018) – Caleb Mireles (SR/Del Rio, Texas), a two-year member of the Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) baseball team, has been signed as a pitcher for the Roswell Invaders. The team, based in Roswell, N.M., is part of the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs. The Pecos League is an independent baseball league that is not affiliated with major or minor league baseball.
Mireles follows former OLLU baseball team member Brandon Cogbill, who played for the Trinidad Triggers of the Pecos League last summer. Recently, Cogbill enlisted in the U.S. Army and is part of the 519th Military Police Battalion in Fort Polk, La.
OLLU Head Coach Bryan Aughney commented, "Any time one of our players gets an opportunity to continue their playing careers it's very exciting. I'm especially happy for Caleb; he is an outstanding representative of our program. He works hard on the field and in the classroom, and we couldn't be more proud. We wish him continued success on the field and in all his future endeavors."
Mireles, a 5'11", 160-pound left-handed pitcher from Del Rio, Texas, played for the Saints in 2017 and 2018. In 29 games played, he started 13, recording five wins and seven losses. He pitched 82 innings for an ERA of 4.72. The Roswell Invaders claimed Caleb as a free-agent after a professional baseball tryout in Houston the week after OLLU finished its season at the Red River Athletic Conference Championship (RRAC) in early May.
The Invaders play their home games as part of the Southern Division at Joe Bauman Stadium in Roswell. They play 66 games in the 2018 season. The Invaders won the Pecos League Championship in 2011, 2013 and 2015, and in 2017, they won the Mountain Division Championship. Other teams in the Pecos League are from New Mexico, California, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas and Texas.
After completing his athletic eligibility in 2018, Mireles is finishing his studies at OLLU online and is aiming for a degree in education by the end of the fall 2018 semester.
The Saints baseball team enters in fifth season in 2018-2019 and its second under Aughney. He and Assistant Coach Jeremy Flores, who has been with the Saints program since its inception in 2014-2015, guided the team to its third trip to the RRAC tournament in 2018.