3 former San Jac baseball players compete in College World Series
06.21.2017 | By Madelon Zimmermann
OMAHA, Nebraska – Three San Jacinto College baseball alumni, Austin Homan (Houston/ Barbers Hill HS), Baine Schoenvogel (Galveston/ Galveston Ball HS) and Walker Pennington (Houston/ Memorial HS) appeared for Texas A&M University in the 2017 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Baseball College World Series (CWS).
Senior infielder Austin Homan graduated from San Jacinto College in 2015 after spending two seasons with the San Jac baseball team. As a sophomore at San Jac, he played in 62 games and batted .363. He represented Texas in the Texas-New Mexico All-Star game in Round Rock, Texas, helped San Jac advance to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) World Series, and earned all-Region XIV and Region XIV South all-conference honors. Currently in his senior season at Texas A&M, Homan has played in 62 games with 60 starts at shortstop, has scored 30 runs and reached base at a .316 clip. During his junior season at Texas A&M, he played in 54 games, with 41 starts at shortstop and earned spots on the all-tournament team at the SEC Tournament and the NCAA College Station Regional.
Junior catcher Baine Schoenvogel graduated from San Jacinto College in 2016 after spending two seasons with the San Jac baseball team. As a sophomore, he earned all-Conference first team, batting .375. He helped lead the team to a runner-up finish at the 2016 NJCAA World Series and earned NJCAA World Series all-tournament recognition. Currently in his first season at Texas A&M, Schoenvogel has a .259 batting average, and earned 7 runs, 2 homeruns, and 4 RBIs.
Senior outfielder Walker Pennington graduated from San Jacinto College in 2015 after spending one season with the San Jac baseball team. As a sophomore, Pennington helped lead the team to the NJCAA World Series, earning NJCAA Division I all-American second team, and all-Region XIV and all-conference honors. During his junior year at Texas A&M, Walker appeared in 29 games, including 13 starts, and had a .258 batting average earning 12 runs, 4 homeruns, and 16 RBIs. Currently in his senior year at Texas A&M, Walker has a .217 batting average and has earned 24 runs, 4 homeruns, and 33 RBIs.
The College World Series is played at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska June 17 through June 28.
For more information about San Jacinto College athletics visit sanjacsports.com.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 30,000 students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers seven areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.