Five Thunderbirds chosen to play in TX/NM All-Star games
The top baseball talent from 40 two-year colleges faced-off in the Texas/New Mexico JUCO All-Star Weekend, September 22nd and 23rd, hosted at Weatherford College. Coaches from four conferences of the National Junior College Athletic Association chose their top players to compete.
Six NMJC Thunderbirds were chosen by WJCAC Conference Baseball coaches: Jake Dickerson, outfielder, who was honorable mention all-conference in 2017; Colton Buckner, first baseman and designated hitter; Chris Jefferson, pitcher; Anthony Montoya, pitcher; Ryan Rijo, first baseman and all-region player.
Jake Dickerson, Colton Buckner and Ryan Rijo had solid performances at the plate with a double for Rijo and a single for Buckner. Chris Jefferson had a strikeout and one unearned run allowed while Anthony Montoya was solid for his team during his two inning performance.