San Jac Baseball off to Sizzling Season

San Jacinto College baseball is off to a sizzling season with a 16-3 overall record and 6-2 in conference, as of press time.

Head coach Tom Arrington is in his fifteenth year with San Jac where he won multiple Coaches of the Year awards. Arrington said he is very proud of the effort and performance his team has put forth thus far and contributes the players’ success to building “good working relationship with your teammates.”

“We at San Jac baseball understand that no man is an island and that success of the group outweighs those of the individual,” Arrington said.

Furthermore, Arrington noted he sees the tremendous talent of his players in their current positions, which combined with a lot of hard work, the proper training, and solid teamwork can set the stage for them to become the best community college baseball team in the country.

Arrington said he will know by late March where the team stands in Region XIV conference play and is looking forward to making another playoff run. Since taking over the program in 2001, his team has made nine trips to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) JUCO World Series, including four appearances in the national title game as the runner-up in 2003, 2004, 2010, and 2012. San Jac is seeking its first JUCO World Series title since Arrington took over as head coach.

Meanwhile, San Jac faces Alvin Community College March 19 on their home field for a second time in two days. Alvin was off to a sluggish start, but the team turned a corner and began playing better baseball.

Although the Gators are enjoying a hot season, Arrington said they still have many games left to play and must remain focused.

“We need to stay consistent,” he said, “and not let down against lower ranked teams,” he said.

San Jacinto College will play Alvin Community College in Alvin March 19 at 4 p.m.