Two members of the 2019 Strasburg Express are off to excellent starts for Eastern Oklahoma State College, helping the Mountaineers to a 12-2 start to the 2020 season.

  • Christian McGowan, a sophomore righthander, is currently 3-0, 1.00 in 18 innings, while allowing only five hits, four walks, and striking out 35. For those scoring at home, that’s a 17.5 K/9. His first start of the year was a five-inning perfect game- no big deal. He was also named the NJCAA Pitcher of the Week for February 17-23. He’s committed to Kansas State for 2021.
  • Tyler Johnson, a sophomore first baseman/outfielder who has committed to Coastal Carolina for 2021, has played in all 14 Mountaineer games, slashing .306/.468/.694 in 36 at-bats, with 13 runs scored, a double, two triples, three home runs, 12 RBIs, and an even 10/10 BB/K ratio. He leads the team in runs and homers. He was ATVL’s 10th best hitter in the 2019 VBL season.

To read more about Christian and Tyler, check out the 2019 Valley League Annual!