PASADENA, Texas — The San Jacinto College baseball team ended the 2021 season finishing third at the Alpine Bank Junior College (JUCO) World Series last week in Junction, Colorado.
San Jac finished the season 51-15overall after winning the Region XIV Tournament. The team's JUCO world series appearance is the 27th in program history.
“I am extremely proud of what this team has accomplished,” said Head Coach Tom Arrington. “They were a team that faced many adversities, but remained diligent in the work ethic and support of one another. Win or lose, they will always be a championship team. ”
San Jac, seeded third in the national tournament, defeated eighth seed Miami Dade 11-3 to kick off the tournament. They then knocked off ninth seed, Shelton State 11-10 to advance against Central Arizona, defeating the Vaqueros 7-4. San Jac then fell 13-10 to McLennan Community College and 11-10 to Central Arizona to end their national title run.
Infielder Sabin Ceballos was presented the Jay Tolman Outstanding Defensive Player Award. Ceballos along with outfielder Mason Auer and catcher Chase Adkinson were named to the all-tournament team.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, evolving industries, maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has served the people of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. San Jacinto College is among the top 10 community colleges in the nation as designated by the Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence, and was named an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction in 2020. The College serves approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually, and offers more than 200 degrees and certificates across eight major areas of study that put students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. San Jacinto College’s impact on the region totals $1.3 billion in added income, which supports 13,044 jobs. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s.