Baseball to face Paris Junior College in Region XIV tournament opening round
05.07.2014 | By Amanda L. Booren
First game slated for Saturday night
Amanda L. Booren -- May 7, 2014
HOUSTON – The San Jacinto College baseball team will face Paris Junior College in the opening round of the 2014 Region XIV tournament, slated for May 10-14, at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas.
San Jacinto College (30-26, 20-19), the fourth seed from the South, will face the No. 1 seed from the East, Paris Junior College (29-21, 19-11) at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, in the fourth game of the opening round of the tournament.
San Jac is led by freshman outfielder Josh Palacios (Brooklyn, N.Y. / Telecommunications HS / Stony Brook University), who is hitting .372 on the year behind 67 hits in 180 at-bats. He has knocked in 25 RBI, and scored 38 runs this season. As a team, San Jac is hitting .303.
Other opening round matchups include: #3 from the East, Panola College, against #2 from the South, Galveston College, Saturday at 1 p.m.; #2 from the East Navarro College versus #3 from the South Blinn College, Saturday at 10 a.m.; and #4 from the East, Angelina College, against #1 from the South, Alvin College, Saturday at 5 p.m.
San Jacinto College is looking for its 23rd trip to the Junior College World Series in Grand Junction, Colo., which will be held May 24-31. San Jacinto College has won five national titles (1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990) and has appeared in 13 national championship games, including the 2012 season when it finished as the national runner up.
Visit the Angelina College athletics website for more information about the Region XIV Tournament, including a complete tournament bracket. For more information about the San Jacinto College baseball program, visit www.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. 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.