Jac Cordova looks to further improve velocity during college career


Farmington High School pitcher Jac Cordova has developed a stronger command of his fastball over the last year, which, in turn, attracted the attention of the Luna Community College baseball program.

After officially signing a Letter of Intent with the Rough Riders today for an athletic scholarship, Cordova believes he can help Luna's pitching staff right away.

"They were looking for someone that's able to throw strikes consistently and someone that can take care of business," Cordova said. "I think I'll be a contributing member of the pitching staff."

Cordova said he hopes to increase the speed of his fastball from 80 mph to around 85 mph while playing for Luna, a National Junior College Athletic Association program in Las Vegas, N.M.

Cordova made nine starts last year, frequently going deep into ball games by throwing an average of 85.6 pitches per contest.

Cordova, a third-year varsity pitcher, enters his second year as a starter for the Scorpions.