Special to the E-T

Tarleton Sports Information

STEPHENVILLE – Tarleton head baseball coach Bryan Conger has announced that five more future Texan hardballers have earned National Junior College Athletic Association honors.

Andrew Kapple, named a NJCAA All-American earlier this month, was also named First Team All-Region IX and first team all-district. Kapple was a catcher at Trinidad State College.

Also named to the First Team All-Region IX team were Ryan Salt and Brandon Van Riper. Salt was is a right-handed pitcher, also out of Trinidad State College. Van Riper meanwhile was a right-handed pitcher out of Lamar Community College.

Junior Dishmey, a shortstop from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic that signed with the Texans back in the fall, earned first-team all-conference honors while Nate Lewis, a right-handed pitcher out of Cisco Junior College, earned all second team all-conference honors.

“These young men obviously did a tremendous job on the field this spring for their respective teams," Conger said. "They put a lot of time and effort into helping their teams be successful, and that hard work paid off with this sort of postseason recognition.“

The Texan baseball program will begin fall workouts in September.