Baseball to scrimmage Sugar Land Skeeters
04.11.2014 | By Amanda L. Booren
PASADENA, Texas – The San Jacinto College baseball team will face the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball as part of the professional team’s spring training, on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 7:05 p.m., at Constellation Field.
On April 17, gates open to the public at 6 p.m., with all general admission ticket costs set at just $5. Fans can enjoy a first look at the 2014 Sugar Land Skeeters prior to Opening Day as the ballpark celebrates Spring Training with their new weekly Thirsty Thursday promotion, including $2 beers and sodas.
San Jacinto College, a five-time National Junior College Athletic Association national champion, is currently 24-18 overall and 15-14 in conference play. San Jac will vie for the Region XIV title May 10 - May 14 at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas, with a return trip to the NJCAA College World Series on the line.
“We’re really excited to have an opportunity to play a professional team here in Houston,” said San Jacinto College Head Baseball Coach Tom Arrington. “This is a great experience for our team, staff and fans, and we look forward to seeing everyone at Constellation Field next Thursday.”
The Skeeters’ 2014 Spring Training roster currently boasts three former San Jacinto College players, including right-handed pitcher Jared Wells, infielder Nick Stavinoha, and newly-appointed Coach David McDaniel. Other notable San Jacinto College alumni include former Skeeter and seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens, former New York Yankee Andy Pettitte, and current Houston Astros pitcher Matt Albers.
“We’re looking forward to playing San Jacinto College,” said Skeeters Manager Gary Gaetti. “Their program has a great reputation for putting together solid, talented teams and I appreciate them providing us an opportunity to play. It’s going to be a fun matchup.”
For information about the Skeeters, visit www.SugarLandSkeeters.com.
About the Sugar Land Skeeters
The Sugar Land Skeeters, who captured an all-time best Atlantic League record of 95-45 in 2013, are led by former Major Leaguer Gary Gaetti and will host the 2014 Atlantic League All-Star Game on July 16, 2014 at Constellation Field, a state-of-the-art stadium located just 20 minutes from downtown Houston.
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.