Softball headed to regional tournament as #1 seed
05.05.2017 | By Amanda Fenwick
HOUSTON – The San Jacinto College softball team is the No. 1 seed from the South in this weekend’s Region XIV tournament in Lufkin at the Roadrunner Complex on the Angelina College campus.
San Jac (37-19, 19-5) is co-conference champions for the first time since 1999. San Jac will face the No. 4 seed from the East and tournament host Angelina College Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
Freshman outfielder Taylor McHenry (Deer Park / Deer Park HS) leads San Jacinto College with a .381 average, behind 64 hits including 12 doubles, four triples, three home runs and 33 RBI. Sophomore infielder Dani Damion (Angleton / Angleton HS) leads the team with eight homeruns and 45 RBI, and has a .367 average behind the plate.
On the mound, San Jac is led by Niki Gonzalez. In 213 innings pitched, Gonalez (Baytown / Sterling HS) owns a 1.45 ERA and a 28-4 record.
The 2017 Region XIV Softball Tournament takes place Saturday, May 6 through Tuesday, May 9. The tournament winner and runner-up earn automatic bids to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) softball national tournament May 17-20, 2017, in St. George, Utah.
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 Rising Star Award recipient 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.