After finishing his four years at Gonzaga, Royce Bolinger had high hopes for moving on to the next level of baseball. His dream came true as the Texas Rangers selected the center fielder in the sixth round of the Major League Baseball Draft Tuesday.
As an Arizona native, Bolinger spent four years at school in Spokane, where he led the Zags and WCC in his final season as the top offensive producer in nearly every category. As it turns out, he may just end up back in Spokane for his MLB debut. The Spokane Indians, a summer short-season single ‘A’ team, is affiliated with the Texas Rangers. There is a good chance that the new rookie for the squad, who was the 216th overall pick, could land himself back in Spokane for his first year with the Rangers.
Bolinger hit .392 for the year with the Bulldogs, and was the ninth pick for Texas in the 2012 draft.