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Oct. 1, 2014 - 5 Wrangler baseball players participated in the Juco All-Star Game this past weekend. Pictured from Left to Right: Alex Daniele RHP, Michael Hungate SS, Steven Dressler LHP, Kiki Menendez OF, Robert Dugger RHP.

 

June 18th, 2012- SS Jake Armstrong was named 2nd Team All-American.  The Freshman from Odessa, TX finished the year hitting .444 and 51 RBIs.  He was also named Player of the Year for Region 5 North Conference and named to the All-Region Team.  Corey Taylor was also named to the Honorable Mention All-American Team.  Corey was 11-1 with a 1.38 ERA. 
June 5th 2012 - Sophomore RHP Austin Salter was Drafted in the 31st Round of the MLB Draft by the Cincinati Reds.  Salter was committed to play next year at Oklahoma State University. 
May 18, 2012 - Cisco College Wranglers Baseball Team wins the NJCAA Region V Championship and will compete in the 2012 National Junior College Athletic Association World Series Beginning May 26th in Grand Junction, CO.

The 2012 Cisco College Baseball team beat Howard College in the Region V play-offs 5-2. This is the first time in the history of Cisco College (since 1940) that the baseball team has advanced to the NJCAA World Series. 

Getting past Howard College was a daunting task, as Howard College beat Cisco College 16-5 in the semi-final game of the tournament. Cisco had skunked Howard College early in the series 8-0.

 Cisco Coach David White said before the final game, “We will just keep fighting; we will fight all the way, getting as many runs as we can in the process”. The Wranglers won the fight, ensuring Cisco College will be competing for the first time in the NJCAA World Series, which is played in Grand Junction, Colorado May 26 thru June 2, 2012. 

 Congratulations are in order for Coaches David White, Shawn Hughes, Tommy Szalewski and the entire team.  Cisco Wranglers ended the 2012 Season number with a 46/11 record, as Number 1 in Region V (Texas and New Mexico), and Number 3 Nationally.

Cisco College President Bobby Smith says, "Our College and entire community is bursting with happiness for our team.  We are proud of them for many reasons, but, I think, most of all because they play the game the RIGHT way, and this is a direct reflection of their coaches.  They play hard, as the game should be played, but always with respect for their opponents and for baseball.  It is a great accomplishment to get to the World Series, but I believe we have more success still to come".

May 8th, 2012 - Region 5 north All-Conference team was announced today.  The Wranglers had 6 players selected.  Freshman Corey Taylor - 1st Team Starting pitcher.  Heath Herrington - 1st Team Relief Pitcher.  Alvaro Moreno- 1st Team First Base.  Jake Armstrong - 1st Team Shortstop.  Rustin Thomas - 2nd Team Outfield.  Mark Davis - 2nd Team Outfield.  In Addition to these awards, Jake Armstorng was named Player of the Year, and Corey Taylor was named Pitcher of the Year for the Conference.  Coach White was also named Coach of the Year.  The Wranglers finished the season 1st in conference and Ranked #13 in the nation. 


May 2nd, 2012
For the second time in three weeks, Vachon was named Pitcher of the Week for his seven-inning shutout performance against Vernon College (Texas). Vachon gave up no runs on three hits – walking one – in the 11-0 victory. With that performance, the sophomore has now gone 21-consecutive innings without giving up a run.

April 18th, 2012-
Cisco swept Division I honors this week with Heath Herrington taking Player of the Week and Brad Vachon being named Pitcher of the Week for the NJCAA Division 1 baseball. In the Wranglers’ six games last week, Herrington made the most of his 18 at-bats. The sophomore batted .556 (10-for-18), batting in 10 runs and scoring five of his own. Boasting a 1.166 slugging percentage, Herrington blasted six extra-base hits including two doubles, three triples and a home run. 
Vachon gunned down the Western Texas College lineup in the Wranglers’ 8-0 win last week. The sophomore hurler pitched seven shutout innings, striking out seven batters. Vachon was near-perfect in the outing, conceding only one hit. For the full story go to www.njcaa.org 


November 29th, 2011- Congratulations to the following athletes for signing a NCAA Letter of Intent during the early sign period. 
Austin Salter (RHP, Kingwood TX) to Oklahoma State. 
Brad Vachon (RHP, Austin, TX) to University of Texas at Arlington
Eric Tate (SS, Sachse, TX) to University of Texas at Arlington
Cody Tillotson (LHP/1B) to Nicholas State
Robert Baker (RHP, Garland, TX) to Northwest Louisiana State
Beto Rodriguez (IF, Brownsville, TX) to West Texas A&M University
Josh Hodges (RHP, Austin, TX) to West Texas A&M University
Austen Gunnels (LHP, Houston, TX) to Northwood University
Rustin Thomas (OF, Arlington, TX) to Tarleton State
Alvaro Moreno (1B/C, McAllen, TX) to Tarleton State
Heath Herrington (RHP/OF, Amarillo, TX) to Texas Tech University

November 25th, 2010-  Cisco College has 5 current sophmores that have signed early with NCAA Schools.  4 with Division I schools and 1 with a Division II school.  Joseph Aquino, RHP from Hawaii,  and Aaron Olivas,  Shortstop from El Paso, TX, have both signed with Lamar University.  Andrew Elkins, LHP from Ft. Worth, TX,  is headed to Dallas Baptist University.  Davis Henderson, RHP from Houston,  signed with University of Central Arkansas.  Zac Russell, Catcher from Smithson Valley, signed with University of Incarnate Word. 

September 24th 2010- 3 Current Wranglers were named to the Region 5 North Juco All-Star Team.  Sophomores, Joseph Aquino, Shane LaRonde, and Davis Henderson.  All 3 were starting pitchers for the Wranglers last season.

May 30th 2010-  Former Cisco Wranger, Anthony Moore (2007), was named the 2010 Southland Conference Tournament MVP.  Moore plays CF for Lamar University and went 10-16 at the plate hitting .625 for the Tournament.  He hit 2 doubles, 3 HR's, and Drove in 10 runs helping the Cardinals win the Southland Tournament.  Anthony played for Cisco in the 2007 season and is originally from Cedar Hill, TX. 

May 17th 2010-    Casey Kalenkosky and Cory Falvey were named to the All-Conference Team.  Casey hit .400 on the year with 13 HR's and 75 RBI"s.  Cory Hit .414 with 12 doubles and 27 RBI's.  In addition to being all conference, Casey was also selected to the All-Region team. 


January 12th, 2010 -   Cisco College has completed construction of their new indoor Hitting facility.  The 2800 sq./ft building contains 2 full length 15x15x70 cages, field turf wall to wall, and a very loud sound system.  Pictures will be added to our facility section soon!!

Cisco College was also pre-season ranked #20 in the nation.  This following a 44 win season and second place finish in conference. 


September 15th, 2009 - Cisco College baseball coaches David White, Shawn Hughes, & Jeff Robinson invite you to the Cisco College Baseball tryouts and showcase on Saturday November 7, 2009. This limited capacity Texas baseball showcase event is the only opportunity for players to participate in the same training  that Cisco players complete. This Cisco College Baseball Camp is open to all high school players and eligible transfer candidates. Players can register for this unique diagnostic experience at http://cisco.exactbaseball.com.


June 5th, 2009
- 3 Wranglers were named to the all Region 5 Team, one named All-American.  Outfielder Alex Carnall, Pitcher Justin Braddock, and First Base/Catcher Casey Kalenkosky(Ory)  were named to the All Region Team.  Carnall ended the year hitting .459, Braddock was 13-1 on the mound and Ory hit .467 with 74RBI's. Ory was also named to the NJCAA All-American Honorable Mention list.  Alex Carnall will be attending UT Pan Am next year.  Justin Braddock will be attending Stephen F. Austin next year, and Ory will be a back as a sophmore. 

May 5th, 2009 - 6 Wranglers were named to the All-Conference team voted on by the coaches, three 1st team and three 2nd team.  Sophmores Second Basemen Junnior Dishmey (Santo Domingo, D.R.), Sophmore Outfielder Alex Carnall (Oakville, Ontario), and Freshman catcher Colby Braddock (Cleburne, TX) were all named to the 1st team.  Second Team All-Conference players included Sophmore Pitchers Justin Braddock (Southlake, TX), Nathan Lewis (Burlington, Ontario), and Freshman first baseman Casey Kalenkosky (San Antonio, TX).  Casey Kalenkosky was also named Co-MVP of the Conference.
The Wranglers start post-season play on Sunday May 10th at 10am against Midland College at LaGrave field in Ft. Worth.  The Wranglers go in as the #2 seed on the East.  The Wranglers finished Conference with a 22-10 record and a 43-13 overall.  Both were school records. 

April 24th, 2009 -  Construction is underway on the new Indoor batting cages and the cover for the stands.  The 70 x 40 building will house 2 full length cages, and indoor mound, and an iron mike pitching machine.  They will be located on the west side of the clubhouse over looking the field.  Players will have access to the building 24/7.  The slab has been poured and building should start going up in the next 3 weeks. 
CJC Baseball has also completed phase 3 of their stadium upgrade with the covering of the stands.  Construction took less than a week. Pictures coming soon. 

March 25th, 2009
Junnior Dishmey, Sophmore from Santo Domingo, DR, hit for the cycle in the second game of a double-header against Vernon College.  He accomplished the cycle in 5 AB's (2B, 1B, 3B, HR).  The Wranglers went on to win both games (12-2, 24-11).  Junnior was 7-11 on the day with 7 RBI's.  Junnior will graduate with his associates degree and has signed to play next year at Tarleton State University where he will study to be an Engineer. 


February 2nd, 2009

Justin Braddock, sophomore from Southlake, TX, threw the first complete game/no-hitter in school history against Brookhaven college.  Justin faced only one batter over the minimum (22) while compiling 8 K's.  The only batter to reach base was on a dropped thrid strike by the catcher on a strikeout.  The Wranglers won the game 8-0 with Patrtick Gratzke leading the way offensively (2 for 2, 3 RBI, HR).  Justin is set to graduate in May with his Associate Degree and will be attending Stephen F. Austin University in the Fall of 2009. 


November 18th, 2008

Cisco Junior College Wrangler Baseball announces the signing of 10 current players.

Austin Gracey (3B- Klein Oak H.S) - University of Houston.

Alex Carnall (OF - Oakville, ON) - U. T. Pan Am

Tyler Park (SS - Huntsville H.S.) - McNeese State

Justin Braddock (RHP - Southlake Carroll) - Stephen F. Austin

Brad Oates (RHP - Decatur H.S.) - Stephen F. Austin

Darby Walker (SS - Irving MacArthur H.S.) - Corpus Christi A&M University

Junnior Dishmey (2B - Santo Domingo, DR) - Tarleton State University

Josimar Cubilla (RHP - San Miguelito, Panama) - Tarleton State University

Nathan Lewis (RHP - Burlington, Ontario) - Tarleton State University

Johnny Aldaz (C - El Paso, TX) - Northwood University


September 8th, 2008

Cisco Junior College Wrangler Baseball Team announces the naming of eight baseball players to the Region V-North Conference All-Star Team. Junior Dishmey-Perez was selected last spring as an All-Conference second baseman, which gave him an automatic invitation. In addition to Dishmey-Perez, seven sophomore players were nominated and voted to be included by the nine coaches of the colleges in the Region V-North Conference.

 

 

The 2008 All-Stars are Hector Contin, catcher from Valencia, Venezuela; Junior Dishmey-Perez, second baseman from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Tyler Park, short stop from Huntsville, Texas; Austin Gracey, third baseman from Houston, Texas; Alex Carnall, outfielder from Oakville, Ontario, Canada; Brad Oates, pitcher from Decatur, Texas; Josimar Cubilla, pitcher from San Miguelita, Panama; and Justin Braddock, pitcher from Southlake, Texas.

 

Being selected to the All-Star team is both an honor and an opportunity since scouts from professional baseball organizations and coaches from four-year universities will be attending. The selection of eight all-stars for CJC is twice as many as any other team in the conference. The CJC Baseball Team made it to the second round of the Conference tournament last spring. That was the first playoff appearance since the program started in 2003. The head coach for the CJC Baseball Team is David White, assistant coach is Shawn Hughes, and pitching coach is Jeff Robinson.

The All-Star games are scheduled for September 26 and 27 in Waco, Texas


June 6, 2008 - Tyson Bagley (2006 Wrangler Team) was drafted in the 11th Round by San Diego Padres. Tyson, a 6'5 RHP, finished up his college career at Dallas Baptist University

June 10, 2007 - Sophmore Mason Roberts was Drafted by the Houston Astros. He is now playing for their Single-A team in Greenville, TN.

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