GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – The San Jacinto College baseball team is 2-1 at the 2018 Alpine Bank Junior College (JUCO) World Series, and will play today for a chance to compete for its sixth national title.
San Jac (51-14) faces either elimination with a loss in today’s game, or a shot at a national title with a win. San Jac will face the College of Southern Idaho at 4 p.m. CDT Thursday afternoon. Overall, this is the 26thJUCO World Series appearance for San Jac, which has won five national titles and finished as national runner-up on 10 occasions.
San Jac defeated Monroe College 11-1 on Wednesday for a second time in the tournament to earn the match up with Southern Idaho today. Sophomore right fielder Jordan Myrow(Los Angeles, California / Notre Dame HS / UCLA) led San Jac with 2 hits in 3 at-bats, including 3 RBI and scoring one run. DH Peter Zimmermann(St. Louis, Missouri / Chaminade College Prep / St. Louis University) also had 2 hits in 3 at-bats in the win, with one RBI and scoring 3 runs.
On the mound, sophomore left-hander Rylan Kaufman(Friendswood, Texas / Friendswood HS) pitched all 6 innings, striking out 5 and allowing 1 hit and 1 run scored.
Coming off a Region XIV win in which National Junior College Athletic Association(NJCAA) Hall of Fame Head Coach Tom Arringtonwas named the Region XIV Coach of the Year, San Jac is looking for its sixth ever baseball national title. The last two seasons, San Jac has been the national runner-up.
The 2018 Alpine Bank JUCO World Series runs through Saturday, June 2, at Suplizio Field in Grand Junction, Colorado. Live game stats and other information is available online on the JUCO World Series website. The 2018 national title game will be streamed live online by mlb.com.
For more information about San Jacinto College athletics, visit 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, 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 45,000 credit and non-credit students each year benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers eight areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities 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.