Former Crosby baseball player signs with Houston Astros

CROSBY— A former member of the Crosby High School baseball team will soon get a shot at playing professional ball.

Justin Towles, a member of the Crosby High Class of 2002, was drafted by the Houston Astros baseball team Tuesday.

Towles has just completed an Associates Degree in science at North Central Texas College in Gainesville, TX.

Immediately after high school, Towles was drafted by the Oakland A’s under draft and follow. He chose to attend college two years and was then placed in the general draft.

While at Crosby, Towles was named All District his junior and senior year and was District Most Valuable Player his senior year. This past year at North Central Texas, Towles batted .340 and had a .530 on base percentage.

Towles was drafted as a catcher in the 20th round, as the 60th overall pick. he was the fourth catcher overall picked by the Astros. He will now join the Astros rookie team in Greenville, TN. Towles is the son of Wes and Ellie Towles of Crosby.