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The JuCo Baseball Blog All-Texas Team

When you think of JuCo baseball in the state of Texas if you don’t know much about it you generally think of just a few schools. San Jac, the cream of the crop of JuCo baseball across the country, Howard, the school out in west Texas that is literally in the middle of nowhere, Grayson, the school that some people think is in Oklahoma, McLennan, the school that i by Baylor right?, and Tyler the Dynasty that is in the middle of East Texas. Well if you didn’t know JuCo Baseball in the State of Texas is one of the top Competitive State in the country. Some might even say the best in the country. With 37 School spanning 2 Different NJCAA Divison and 2 Independent schools this state is tough from top to bottom.

Texas Player of the Year-

Sophomore Mark Castelblaco Outfield Clarendon-

Deep in the Pan Handle of Texas, there is the Town of Clarendon. With a population of just over 2000 if you were driving through it you would probably miss it. But thanks to the Sophomore from Chiriqui, Panama there is another reason to know where Clarendon, Texas is. Mark was ranked in the top 10 in the nation in 6 different offensive categories this season. He was 1st in Slugging % (1.017), 2nd in RBI’s (93) and Total Bases (177), 3rd in Home Runs (25), 7th in On Base % (.550), and 10th in Batting Average (.454). He helped the Bulldogs to a 34-20 record which is the best in the past 5 years. They just missed the postseason this year.

Texas Pitcher of the Year-

Sophomore Alex Palmer Cisco-

Cisco, a town that is located about halfway between Dallas and Midland, despite having a good history of players and teams the past few years came into the season under the radar. That, however, did not stop them. They were ranked as high as #2 in the country and #1 in the state at times. Leading the way for them this season was Alex Palmer. Making 15 appearances (all starts) he posted a 12-1 record on the season with 3 complete games and 2 shutouts. he also had a 3.07 ERA with 111 K’s with took him to a 12.18 K/9. Cisco ended their season on a very controversial call in the region 5 finals.

Pitchers-

Starting Pitcher-

Sophomore Jacob Cantleberry San Jac- Mizzou Commit (D1)

16 APP, 16 Starts, 12-3, 76.0 IP, 37 Runs, 3.32 ERA, 91 K’s, 10.78 K/9

Relief Pitcher-

Freshman Bryce Miller Blinn- 38th Round Draft Pick (Marlins)

20 APP, 7-1, 5 Saves, 28.2 IP, 16 Runs, 4.08 ERA, 34 K’s, 10.67 K/9

Closer-

Sophomore Asher Cook Navarro- TCU Commit

20 APP, 2-0, 8 Saves, 21.2 IP, 11 Runs, 4.15 ERA, 24K’s, 9.97 K/9

Infield-

Infield-

Catcher-

Sophomore Josh Breux McLennan- Arkansas Commit, 2 Round Draft Pick (Yankees)

.404 Average, .532 OBP, .831 Slugging %, 69 RBI, 72 Hits,14 Doubles, 4 Triples, 18 Home Runs, 1 Stolen Base, 61 Runs, 1.00 Fielding %

INF 1-

Freshman Marcel Lacasse Western Texas-

.447 Average, .535 OBP, .865 Slugging %, 61 RBI, 63 Hits, 16 Doubles, 2 Triples, 13 Home Runs, 1 Stolen Base, 53 Runs, .977 Fielding %

INF 2-
Sophomore Michel Lason Panola – Embry-Riddle Commit

.452 Average, .555 OBP, .654 Slugging %, 64 RBI, 97 Hits, 21 Doubles, 2 Triples, 6 Home Runs, 9 Stolen Bases, 63 Runs, .986 Fielding %

INF 3-
Sophomore Jaxon Williams Howard- Texas State Commit

.436 Average, .536 OPB, .785 Slugging %, 53 RBI, 75 Hits, 10 Doubles, 4 Triples, 14 Home Runs, 18 Stolen Bases, 69 Runs, .891 Fielding %

INF 4-

Freshman Zach Sweet Cisco-

.421 Average, .471 OBP, .639 Slugging %, 51 RBI, 85 Hits, 18 Doubles, 7 Triples, 4 Home Runs, 11 Stolen Bases, 55 Runs, .924 Fielding %

Outfield-

OF 1-
Richland Tyson Thompson Richland (D3)-

.409 Average, .504 OBP, .485 Slugging %, 29 RBI, 81 Hits, 13 Doubles, 1 Triple, 26 Stolen Bases, 59 Runs, .992 Fielding %

OF 2-

Sophomore Williams Hollis Cisco- Texas State Commit

.447 Average, .513 OBP, .784 Slugging %, 78 RBI, 85 Hitsm 19 Doubles, 15 Home Runs, 3 Stolen Bases, 60 Runs, .917 Fielding %

OF 3-

Sophomore Clayton Rasbeary Grayson- Mcneese Commit

.416 Average, .523 OBP, .682 Slugging %, 46 RBI, 83 Hits, 17 Doubles, 3 Triples, 9 Home Runs, 6 Stolen Bases, 69 Runs, .965 Fielding %

Utility-

Freshman Jordan Gochenour Coastal Bend-

.412 Average, .530 OBP, .685 Slugging %, 45 RBI, 68 Hits, 15 Doubles, 3 Triples, 8 Home Runes, 12 Stolen Bases, 46 Runs, .911 Fielding %

Designated Hitter-
Freshman Saul Garza Howard- LSU Commit

.378 Average, .486 OBP, .899 Slugging %, 65 RBI, 56 Hits, 6 Doubles, 1 Triple, 23 Home Runs, 6 Stolen Bases, 55 Runs

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