5 players named to baseball All-Star team
09.17.2014 | By Amanda Booren
HOUSTON – San Jacinto College baseball will once again be well represented at the upcoming Texas / New Mexico All-Star game slated for Sept. 26-27 at Dell Diamond in Round Rock, Texas, home of the Round Rock Express, the Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers.
Five San Jac players have been selected to participate in the event, which includes four selected teams of all-stars from Texas, New Mexico, and Louisiana community colleges, as well as the Dallas Metroplex National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III colleges. The event gives baseball student-athletes an opportunity to showcase their talents for collegiate coaches and professional scouts. Players are selected at the annual conference meetings based on the previous year’s accolades.
The five players selected to represent San Jacinto College are pitcher Riley Smith (Lufkin / Hudson HS), pitcher Aaron Ford (Klein / Klein HS), outfielder Joshua Palacios (Brooklyn, N.Y. / Telecommunications HS / Stony Brook University), outfielder Austin Homan (Mont Belvieu / Barbers Hill HS), and second baseman Josh Croft (Powell River, British Columbia, Canada). Teams from Region XIV South, Region XIV East, Region V North, and Region V West will participate.
San Jacinto College finished the 2014 with a 31-26 overall record. Five players were named to the All-Conference and All-Region teams, and six were selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
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, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.