Seven Jarvis Christian Bulldogs Selected To The 2017 RRAC All-Conference Team

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Jarvis Christian 2017 Baseball Awards

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Shreveport, Louisiana – On Thursday evening in Shreveport, Louisiana, seven Jarvis Christian College Bulldogs were honored at the 2017 Red River Athletic Conference Tournament banquet on the campus of LSU-Shreveport, prior to tournament play on Friday.

Seven Bulldogs received All-Conference honors and recognition, voted on by RRAC baseball coaches. Carlos Andrade (SR/Pasadena, TX), DeAndre McGuire (SR/Houston, TX), Joseph Lyall (JR/Richmond, TX), Alejandro Guerrero (JR/San Leandro, CA), Spencer Thomas (JR/Oakdale, CA), Anthony Ortiz (SO/Bronx, NY) and Chase Martinez (JR/Tracy, CA) were each recognized by the conference.

Carlos Andrade received First Team honors as a UTLY player to go along with Gold Glove honors as the Bulldogs first basemen. Andrade leads the Bulldogs with a .368 batting average and the RRAC with 55 RBIs.

DeAndre McGuire was selected as a First Team outfielder, as well as a member of the Gold Glove Team. McGuire currently holds the record for most stolen bases in a single season for the Bulldogs, going a perfect 50-for-50 on the year, top of the RRAC.

Joseph Lyall was the third Bulldog to receive First Team honors as a starting pitcher, currently holding the record for most strikeouts in a single season for JCC with 98, ranking second in conference with a 3.46 E.R.A.

Alejandro Guerrero was selected to the Second Team as a weekend starter for JCC, carrying a 7-2-1 record heading into tournament play, with a 3.68 E.R.A., ranking fourth in the RRAC.

Spencer Thomas and Anthony Ortiz added to JCC honors, as Gold Glovers for the positions of outfielder and catcher. Thomas ranked among the best in the RRAC with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage, registering 74 putouts and 3 assists, on 77 chances. Ortiz recorded 23 assists and 129 put outs from behind the plate for JCC, committing just one error on the year.

Chase Martinez rounded out the honors for the Bulldogs, being selected to the Champions of Character Team.  Martinez has played in 30 games for the Bulldogs this season, starting in 15 of those, as a catcher, outfielder and designated hitter.

JCC will open tournament play tomorrow morning as the #4 seed and will face the #5 seeded Mustangs of the University of the Southwest. First pitch is scheduled for 11am on the campus of LSU-Shreveport, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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