Ram baseball club swings into club roster

New group begins play in January

By Robyn Simkins
On November 3, 2016

Photo by Kaitlin Trujillo
Senior George Johnston attempts to catch a fly ball.

The Baseball Club is the newest addition to the growing list of registered student organizations. The club was started just in October by a group of students who yearned for the pleasure of playing baseball once more.

“Honestly, I just wanted to play ball again,” Jaime Perez, baseball club president, said. “I knew there were more guys like me, so I figured we should try to get back in the game.”

After playing baseball in high school, Perez sought out friends and peers to create a team that represents the blue and gold of ASU in the National Baseball Club Association. The team plays for a division separate from the NCAA baseball team.

“I loved playing baseball in high school,” Adam Hicks, baseball club vice-president, said. “I’m glad I get to do it again while I’m in college.”

Perez plays second baseman and networks for the team, contacting advisers, scheduling games and other formal responsibilities for running the club. 

Hicks plays short stop and is in charge of contacting team members and scheduling practices and games. He also fills in when Perez is busy with work or class.

Sophomore Mike Rindahl plays catcher and is in charge of collecting funds.

“I’m currently a little league coach,” Rindahl said. “Being able to play ball in college is great because I like the game, but it’s also going towards my future.”

The club’s first game is Nov. 12 against the University of Texas at San Antonio in San Angelo. Their conference games begin in January.  Team members said they are looking forward to playing again, but definitely hope to make it to the playoffs and NCBA World Series.

Anyone interested in joining the team is welcome to join the club for practice, and tryouts are scheduled throughout the season.

Students may contact the club president via email at jperez74@angelo.edu for more information.

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