(Three Paris Junior College players were chosen to compete in the Texas New Mexico Junior College All Star Game this weekend. Shown from left are Mason Hardwick, Barrett Riebock and Dylan Crooks.)
Three Paris Junior College players earned the honor of participating in the Texas-New Mexico Junior College Baseball Coaches Association All-Star game taking place Sept. 23-24 at Dallas Baptist University.
Sophomores Dylan Crooks of Euless, Mason Hardwick of North Richland Hills, and Barrett Riebock of Rockwall will compete with from some 40 colleges. Crooks and Hardwick are pitchers and Riebock is an outfielder.
“We’re extremely proud to have Barrett, Mason and Dylan represent us this weekend at the Texas-New Mexico JCBCA All-Star Game,” said PJC Baseball Coach Clay Cox. “It’s a testament to their hard work and success on the field last season. This event brings together some of the best players across Region V and XIV and we look forward to seeing them compete and represent Dragon baseball and PJC.”
Dragons baseball had one of their most successful seasons last spring, ending as 2022 National Junior College Athletic Association Region XIV - North Regional Baseball Champions. Coach Cox was named NJCAA Region XIV Conference Coach of the Year and Region XIV Coach of the Year.
Hardwick was named All Conference Honorable Mention Pitcher and Riebock earned All-Conference First Team Outfield and All-Region XIV First Team Outfield honors. Riebock was also on of nine players nationally named to 2022 NJCAA Division I Baseball Gold Glove Team. Winners of the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings Gold Glove Awards® are determined by the NJCAA Division I Baseball Committee.
The Dragons next home appearance is against Brookhaven College starting at noon on Monday, Sept. 26 at Hub Hollis Field in the Barney Bray Sports Complex.