San Jac to play nation’s best 18U team

09.13.2016 | By Rob Vanya

The San Jacinto College baseball team will play two exhibition games against the USA Baseball 18 and Under National Team at the North Campus in late September as part of the 18U National Team Trials.

The first game will be played on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m., and the second game will be played on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 4 p.m. Both games are free and open to the public and will be played at John Ray Harrison Field at Andy Pettitte Park, located at 5800 Uvalde in Houston.

Following the National Team Trials, the USA 18U National Team will participate in the Pan American Baseball Confederation Championships in Monterrey, Mexico to compete against 18U teams from all over the world.

Kory Koehler, San Jacinto College volunteer assistant baseball coach, says people who come out to see the exhibition games will see some exciting and competitive baseball. “Every Major League Baseball organization and many National Collegiate Athletic Association programs will have representatives at the games,” Koehler commented. “The players on the national 18U team are the best 40 high school seniors from across the country. Most of them will sign six-figure contracts next June and many of them will one day play in professional baseball at the highest level. It will be an honor to compete against them.”

The San Jacinto College baseball team will compete in scrimmages through the fall semester. The 2017 season gets underway in late January. To find out more about the College’s baseball program, 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, 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.

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