Updated: Friday, 13 Jul 2012, 10:58 PM MDT
Published : Friday, 13 Jul 2012, 10:58 PM MDT
Albuquerque (KRQE) - Gera Sanchez didn't hear his name called during last month's major league baseball draft but, the former University of New Mexico pitcher has still managed to land on a team. The right handed Sanchez has signed with the Houston Astros organization. The Las Cruces, New Mexico native started his senior season with the Lobos as a closer and set the all time school save record before moving into the starting rotation. Sanchez led the Lobos with 95 strikeouts in only 78 1/3 innings and held opposing batters to a team low .224 batting average. When asked for reaction Sanchez said, "I'm excited. I can't wait to get started." Sanchez will report to the Astros spring trainning complex in Kissimmee, Florida Sunday. There he will learn which minor league affiliate he will be assigned to.