The Alvin Community College Baseball and Softball teams posted strong seasons during their Spring campaigns for 2022 and look to build on their efforts for the next year.
The Baseball team ended their season with a 32-23 record overall and a 24-11 record in the NJCAA Region 14 conference and advanced to the Region 14 final.
The Softball team posted a 19-31 record on their season with an 8-16 record in the Region 14 conference.
Several Baseball players received Region 14 conference honors. First Team recipients included: Sergio Lopez, Ron Cole, Martin Vasquez and River Orsak; second team: Sebastian Soliz, Oscar Cuello, Bryce Hughes and Kyte McDonald. Daniel Burroway was named to the All-Academic Team.
Softball team members who received All-Conference honors from their Spring season included second team: infielder Tavery Ortiz and catcher Alyssa Pena. All Academic members are Kali Hardy, Mika Hinajosa and Hannah Langlais
The Baseball team had a strong season and spent much of it ranked in the top 20 teams in the country.
“I am proud of this team accomplishments, ACC baseball took that next step to competing at the national level,” said Jason Schreiber, head coach.
The 2022 team was a well-rounded squad on offense and defense, he said.
“This year's team was good at all facets of the game, the offensive production was where we saw the biggest improvement,” Schreiber said. “Zak Ellis did a tremendous job running our offense.”
While the team had a successful season, Schreiber said he hopes to add more depth offensively, defensively and in pitching for 2023 to be able to advance further in the playoffs.
“We do have a lot of guys returning and talent coming in to replace the guys we lost,” he said. “Ryan Farney has done a great job bringing in talented, high character guys to the program. I feel confident we will find the depth we need.”
Softball head coach Jerri Torres-Farmer said the season showed a lot of promise with its young players and she was confident the team was moving in the right direction.
“We feel it is very important to build a strong sense of culture in order to build a stronger team,” she said. “That includes recruiting the kind of kids that are going to excel on the field and in the classroom and we feel we are definitely going in the right direction and I am very excited for the future of this program.”
The young team competed throughout the season and Torres-Farmer said there was tremendous potential for the next season.
“Our team strength was having ball players that really love the game and were eager to continue to learn and grow together,” she said.
As she looks ahead to the 2023 campaign, Torres-Farmer said the team has to continue to recruit the right players for the program.
“We need players with high softball IQ and those who want to compete on the field and in the classroom.