5 San Jacinto College baseball players earn postseason awards

05.13.2014 | By Amanda L. Booren

Palacios, Eureste named All-Region


Media Contact: Amanda L. Booren
May 13, 2014

HOUSTON – Josh Palacios, Matt Eureste, Austin Homan, Toller Boardman, and Josh Croft have all earned National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XIV postseason honors.

Palacios and Eureste were both named to the All-conference and All-Region teams. Palacios, a freshman outfielder (Brooklyn, N.Y. / Telecommunications HS / Stony Brook University), led the team with a .372 batting average. He had a team-best 67 hits in 180 at-bats, with eight doubles, two triples, 25 RBI, and scored 38 runs. Eureste (Houston / St. Pius HS) was second on the team in batting with a .350 average. The sophomore infielder had 43 hits, including six doubles and two triples, knocking in 10 runs.

Homan, Boardman, and Croft each earned a spot on the All-conference team. Homan, a freshman infielder from Mont Belvieu (Barbers Hill HS), was third on the team this season in hitting with a .336 average. In 134 at-bats, he had 45 hits, including four doubles, 27 runs, and 12 RBI. He was also second on the squad in stolen bases with 15. Boardman, a sophomore lefty from Houston (Bellaire HS / University of Texas), was 6-4 on the year with a 2.88 ERA. Croft hit .310 in 142 at-bats. The freshman infielder from Powell River, British Columbia, Canada, had 44 hits, including six doubles and two triples. He had 19 RBI and scored 23 runs.

San Jacinto College (32-25) is in Lufkin this week for the Region XIV tournament. San Jac's game against Blinn College on Monday was called off in the fourth inning due to inclement weather. The game has been postponed until Thursday, May 15, at 4 p.m. Information about the Region XIV baseball tournament can be found online on the Angelina College baseball website. For information about San Jacinto College baseball, visit www.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, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College's job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College. For more information about San Jacinto College, please call 281-998-6150, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.