PASADENA, Texas — The San Jacinto College baseball team opens the 2022 season at No. 3 in the National Junior College Athletic Association pre-season poll.
"We're excited to get back on the field this season and make a run for the JUCO World Series," said head coach Tom Arrington. "We have players returning at almost every position, and we've built a roster behind them for depth, so I look for us to have a solid team on both sides of the ball this year."
Coming off a third-place finish at the 2021 JUCO World Series, San Jac opens the season on the road Feb. 4-6 at the Panama City Beach Invitational, hosted by Gulf Coast State College. From there, the Gators head to Chipola College for the Indian Invitational before the opening home series against Monroe College Feb. 18-20.
San Jac's 2022 schedule includes home and away games against Coastal Bend College, Blinn College, Wharton County Junior College, Alvin Community College, and Galveston College and road games against McLennon College and Navarro College. The 2022 Alpine Bank JUCO World Series is scheduled for May 28-June 4 at Sam Suplizio Field in Junction, Colorado.
NJCAA Baseball DI Pre-Season Top 10
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 five 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 spans five campuses serving approximately 41,000 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.