Hernandez, Hines nab NJCAA weekly honors
02.13.2017 | By Amanda Fenwick
HOUSTON – San Jacinto College softball sophomore second baseman Missy Hernandez and baseball freshman right-handed pitcher MacGregor Hines were named National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) player and pitcher of the week, respectively, for the week of Jan. 30 – Feb. 5.
Hernandez (Pasadena / Pasadena Memorial HS) went 11-for-14 in four games, helping San Jac split games with Odessa College and sweep Howard College. For the week she hit .643 with nine RBI, 1 double and 1 triple. She was also named the Region XIV player of the week.
“This honor is well deserved,” said San Jacinto College Softball Head Coach Kelly Saenz. “Missy’s hard work paid off. She was a big contributor in our team going 3-1 on the week.”
San Jac softball (9-5) is currently ranked ninth in the nation. The team heads to Temple this weekend for the Temple Tournament before coming home on Feb. 22 to face McLennan Community College in two games beginning at 1 p.m.
Hines (College Station / College Station HS / University of Florida) went 1-0 on the week in five innings pitched in a 5-0 win over Wallace Community College at Dothan. He had 10 strikeouts allowing just two hits. The second-ranked San Jac baseball team (8-2) heads to Dennison this weekend to face Grayson College on Saturday at 11 a.m. They return home on Friday, Feb. 24 to face Laredo Community College.
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 Top 10 finalist 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.