GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – The San Jacinto College baseball team opened the 2018 Alpine Bank Junior College (JUCO) World Serieswith a 9-0 win over Monroe College (New York) on Sunday.
San Jac (50-13) will next face Walters State (Tennessee) Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. MT. 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.
In the 7 inning win against Monroe College, freshman outfielder Alerick Soulaire(Humble, Texas / Atascocita HS) led the team with three hits in four at-bats, scoring one run. On the mound, sophomore right hander Devon Roedahl(Beaumont, Texas / West Brook HS) pitched all 7 innings allowing 2 hits and striking out seven.
Coming off a Region XIV win in which National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Hall of Fame Head Coach Tom Arrington was 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. All games will be streamed live online on the JUCO World Series website.
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.