Six Buccaneer baseball players earn Region XIV honors

Six Blinn College baseball players earned Region XIV Conference honors after the Buccaneers posted a 37-17 record this season.

Left-handed pitcher Kyle Gray (Austin), catcher Brandon Ashy (Cypress), and outfielder Alec Sanchez (Waxahachie) earned all-region and all-conference honors. Infielder Cameron Gibbons (Houston) was named all-region, and right-handed pitcher Jacob Millender (Houston) and right-handed pitcher Andrew Morgan (Klein) were named all-conference.

"To be named all-region and all-conference players says a lot about all of these guys because of the competition that they faced this season," said Harvey McIntyre, Blinn head coach. "I am very proud of them because it takes a lot of talent and persistence to be named the best in this region and conference."

Gray posted a 7-2 record on the mound and led Blinn with 92 strikeouts, while posting a 3.33 earned run average. Ashy hit .326 and led the Buccaneers with 46 runs batted in. Sanchez led Blinn in batting average (.360) and added 62 hits and 11 stolen bases, while Gibbons hit .313 and drove in 19 runs.

Millender held a 5-1 record, while striking out 71 in 65 2/3 innings. Morgan posted a 5-2 record and tallied 40 strikeouts in 48 1/3 innings. 

Blinn placed second in the Region XIV South Zone Division with a 25-8 conference record.

Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 38 NJCAA national championships since 1987.