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Vazquez also gives a lot of credit to senior catcher Tommy Alexander and the rest of the Dons defense.
, Santa Barbara
: The Dons'
senior catcher was a first-team All-Channel League selection.He
compiled 30 runs, which was fifth-best in the county.
...TOM ALEXANDER, Santa Barbara
Pair of City College standouts, Righetti's Lamontagne are picked
Catcher Tommy Alexander and outfielder Brendan O'Donnell of the Vaqueros, as well as Warrior righthander Andre Lamontagne, joined a draft list that includes four players from UCSB as well as former Santa Ynez High star Brok Butcher.
, a 6-foot-2 and 185-pound freshman from Santa Barbara High, was picked in the 42nd round by the Atlanta Braves.He
is regarded as a top-notch defensive catcher and also led SBCC in home runs with five while batting .246, earning All-Big West Conference honorable mention.
"I knew the Braves were interested, but I was more expecting it to be the Reds -- they had shown the most interest," he
"I'm meeting with a representative from the Braves next week and will talk about what could happen.I have a few options."Alexander
, a two-time all-County selection while at Santa Barbara High, is currently playing with the Santa Barbara Foresters semi-pro team.
"I'm focusing on my offensive side," he
SEMIPRO BASEBALL: Cuba, some Gravel and plenty more as the Foresters open season today
SBCC standouts Scott Malone (outfield), Tommy Alexander (catcher) and Justin Aspegren (pitcher) will try to make an impression this weekend while many of the squad's players conclude their collegiate seasons.
Aspegren gem keeps Vaqueros unbeaten
Brendan O'Donnell and Chavez both drove in two runs against Pasadena, while freshman catcher Tommy Alexander launched his first collegiate home run in the third inning, a two-run blast that put SBCC ahead 10-0.
"This weekend was a big test for our younger guys, and to see how guys like Tommy
and Jake responded was great," said Warrecker.
went 18 innings today without a passed ball or allowing a stolen base.
Warrecker lauded the play of the Vaqueros' defense, led by freshman catcher Tommy Alexander, who threw out a runner and allowed no passed balls.
"Catching can either be a glaring weakness or a strength, and Tommy
gave us the latter today," said Warrecker, whose team hosts Grossmont at 10 a.m. today and will turn around and play Pasadena at 2 p.m.