The 6-foot-2, 175-pound junior left-handed pitcher led the Sartans to 24-5 record and the Class 4A state title this past season. Walker compiled a 9-1 record on the mound with one save, a 0.48 ERA and 95 strikeouts in 58 innings pitched. He issued 19 walks, holding opponents to a .090 batting average and posting a WHIP of 0.621. Rated as the nation’s No. 206 left-handed pitcher in the Class of 2020 by Perfect Game, he earned Second Team All-State honors as a sophomore.
Walker has maintained a 3.46 GPA in the classroom. He has made a verbal commitment to play baseball on scholarship at Pepperdine University beginning in the fall of 2020.
A weekly volunteer at the Roadrunner Food Bank, Walker also donates his time to the Albuquerque Baseball Academy “Throw Cancer a Curve” charitable initiative. This season, he partnered with Kershaw’s Challenge, a faith-based non-profit empowering at-risk children that was launched by three-time Cy Young Award winning Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw, the 2005-06 Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year. As part of the organization’s Strikeout to Serve drive, Walker solicited $1 donations for every strikeout he recorded, raising more than $1,000 for charity with his season total of 95.