ACC Softball/Baseball Seasons Kick Off
The Alvin Community College Softball team will take the field with a new coach while the Baseball squad looks to build on its success as each team starts its 2019 Spring seasons.
Athletics Director Bill Lewis said the softball team has the talent and potential to advance in the rankings of the NJCAA Region 14.
“Coach Jerri Torres-Farmer hit the ground running after being named Head Coach in the fall,” Lewis said. “She has been very active in the community and on the recruiting trail and is laying the groundwork to carry ACC Softball to the next level of success.”
The Baseball program likewise has a diverse mix of talent which will benefit the team.
“Baseball has some really good arms to build around for the 2019 season,” Lewis said. “Coach Jason Schreiber and his staff had a productive fall campaign and got to look at everyone in a true game situation.”
Softball team will start its season on Saturday, January 26 in the Galveston Invitational Tournament. The first home game will be February 9 against the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley at 1 p.m.
The Baseball team will start its season on Saturday, January 26 at home against Temple College at 12 p.m.
The Lady Dolphins
posted a 14-27 record in 2018 and Torres-Farmer feels the team will definitely improve with four returning sophomores.
“This year’s team has a lot of depth,” Torres-Farmer said. “We have a lot of women who
can play different positions and are willing to play wherever the team needs them to be. We also have a lot of speed on the bases and hope to take advantage of that.”
The team has quality talent that will make them competitive in their region, she said.
are just good athletes and are willing to play anywhere I put them,” Torres-Farmer said. They are excited to get the season started and give it all they have. This team is not afraid to work hard and battle for their positions.”
After a 30-27 season in 2018, the Baseball squad looks to break out this year with six returning players including outfielders Javeon Cody and Dylan Dougherty; first baseman Jaylin Turner and three pitchers Brian Dawson, Hunter Murray, and Kevin Roliard.
“We will be a much better defensive team this year, with quality depth on the mound and an offense with more speed than we had last year,” Head Coach Jason Schreiber said.
The 2019 team has a potent dynamic of speed on the field and power at the plate, he said.
“Our greatest strength this year will be defensively, we have the fastest outfield we have had since our World Series appearance in 2008, we will be strong in the infield with a plus defensive shortstop in Odrick Pitre,” Schreiber said. “Our lineup this year will be able to hit top to bottom, with a good mix of speed and power. Our pitching staff will be the deepest it has been in a while, we will have strong starting pitching and some quality bullpen guys.”
The Baseball team will have a number of talented freshmen who will develop, he said.
“As the season goes on we need to keep growing up, we have a lot of freshman that will get playing time, we need them to get settled in, adapt to the speed of the college game and grow up fast,” Schreiber said.
All games are free and open to the public. For more information or to take a look at the schedule, visit www.alvincollege.edu/athletics
ACC Softball and Baseball players in action during the 2018 season in this college file photo.