Former Apache Center Fielder Eric Weiss recently signed with the Los Angeles Angels after being drafted in the 35th round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft. While at Tyler, Weiss posted a .401 batting average with 73 RBIs and 35 stolen bases leading the Apaches to an overall two-year record of 85-26 along with a NJCAA District C Championship (2010), NJCAA National Runner-Up (2010), and NJCAA District C Runner-Up (2011). Before heading to Texas A&M - Corpus Christi to continue his collegiate career, Weiss played in the NJCAA Texas-New Mexico All Star Game, earned NJCAA All-American honors, named to the NJCAA Region XIV All-Academic Team, and graduated with his Associate of Arts degree.
Tyler Junior College's Freshman First Baseman Eric Stegent (Brenham, TX) earned this coveted award with a fielding percentage of .995 in 42 games played for the Apaches during the 2013 season. Stegent becomes the fourth Apache and first TJC freshman to earn this award. Stegent joins the ranks of Former Apaches Cody Ellerbee (2012), Josh Bates (2010), and Jose Molina (2007) and also becomes the first TJC Freshman to win the Gold Glove Award®.
Tyler Junior College Sophomore Jacob French and Freshman Anthony Soriano have been awarded 2013 NJCAA All-American honors. French, a right handed pitcher from Kingwood, TX, was named to the Second Team All-American list boasting a 1.99 ERA with a record of 9-3, 2 saves, and 69 strikeouts. Soriano, an outfielder from Flower Mound, TX, was named to the Third Team All-American list led the Apaches with 62 hits, 45 singles, and 14 doubles in route to a .339 batting average for the year.
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Former TJC Apache and current Texas A&M – Corpus Christi Islander Eric Weiss capped off the final home series of his Islanders career in big-time fashion, and he was recognized for his efforts on Monday as he was named the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week following the Islanders series win over Lamar.
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The Tyler Junior College Apaches rode the arm of Jacob French's near no-hitter to advance to the District C Tournament next week in McKinney.
Tyler scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning en route to defeating Cedar Valley 5-0 and thus clinching the best-of-three Metro Athletic Conference Play-In series on Saturday at Mike Carter Field. The Apaches won the series 2-0 as they took Game 1, 5-4, in 12 innings Friday night.