Worth Tate Signs with Memphis Baseball
Nov. 10, 2006
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Houston High School senior pitcher Worth Tate became the first local prospect to sign his NLI to play at Memphis, signing on the dotted line on Friday. Tate is the second Memphis signee of the early signing period.
"Worth is another projectable product from Houston High School," said head coach Daron Schoenrock. "We are very excited that he chose to become a Tiger. He has a tremendous "upside" and will fit nicely into our system. He is another tremendous student-athlete coached by Lane McCarter."
A three-year letterwinner on the mound for former Tiger Lane McCarter, Tate has racked up a 9-2 record at Houston High. He has helped guide the Mustangs to a 62-24 mark over the last two seasons, including finishing the 2005 campaign 36-8. In 2005, Houston marched through the Tennessee State baseball Tournament to claim the AAA State Championship.
In 44 1/3 innings of work in 2006, the 6-4 righthander went 4-2 with a 3.16 ERA and 31 strikeouts. He anchored the HHS staff to a 26-16 finish and was named to the West Tennessee Team at the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association Team showcase games for the second consecutive year.
Not only has Tate excelled on the diamond, but he has also stood out in the classroom, maintaining a 3.7 GPA.