The city of Friendswood is celebrating two Friendswood High School alumni who were selected in the 2021 MLB Draft.

Infielder Izaac Pacheco, who was the 39th overall pick taken by the Detroit Tigers, and left-handed pitcher Lael Lockhart Jr, who was taken with the No. 282 overall pick by the Los Angeles Dodgers, both graduated from Friendswood High School.

“Leal Lockhart had a terrific career as a pitcher for Friendswood High School,” Friendswood Mayor Mike Foreman told Community Impact Newspaper. “We are very proud of both Leal and Izaac Pacheco!”

Pacheco, class of 2021, just graduated from Friendswood High School. Lockhart graduated from Friendswood High School in 2016 and played collegiate baseball at the University of Houston and University of Arkansas.

“Congratulations to the whole family,” Council Member John Scott said during the council meeting on July 12. “I know it is a lot of hard work, and I'm very proud to have [the Pachecos] in our community.”