The Bulldog baseball team had already locked up second place in district 7-5A and are waiting to see who they place in the Bi-District Round of play-offs as the opposing district is still up in the air. Tuesday night the Bulldogs came out a bit flat, but when the bats got going in didn’t take long to show why they are in second place. After scoring enough runs and getting through the required five innings for the run rule to take effect, the Bulldogs honored those seniors that have played for them this past year. Please help congratulating the seniors and their parents for all their hard work and dedication to this program, likewise all the players in reaching the play-offs. When I get play-off information, it will be posted on this website and updated in this story.
The first senior honored was Dylan Vu. Dylan was escorted by his best friend Lavion Thompson. Dylan played baseball for three years and this year became a manager for the program. Dylan is an academic scholar recipient for maintaining a 4.0 GPA. He received his AWS welding certification while in his major. After high school Dylan is going to the Air Forces in hopes of becoming a pilot.
Next was Catcher, #2, Matthew Gamez. He was escorted by his mother Angie, his brother Christian and his girlfriend Jordynn. Matthew has played baseball on the varsity for three years. He has maintained a 3.6 GPA while becoming ASE and I-Car Certified while in auto collision. Matthew finished first place in District and in State for estimating in auto collision competitions. After graduation Matthew is going to work for Caliber Auto Collision and possibly going into the military.
Next was our second baseman, #3, Anthony Guadian. Walking with Anthony last night was his mother Lynn Perales and Grandmother Juanita Menedez. Anthony has played three year of varsity baseball here at Tech. He has maintained a 3.5 GPA and also PERFECT ATTENDANCE while in high school. After he graduates, Anthony is going to attend Tarleton State University to major in Criminal Justice. He plans on becoming a police officer in the future.
Outfielder, #4, Jarrett Gales. He was escorted by his mother and father, Tina and Jeff Gales. Jarrett has played varsity baseball for three years and was selected as a 2nd team all district outfielder his junior year. He was also a varsity swimmer for two years. Jarrett is an Academic Scholar for maintaining a 3.8 GPA all while being president of the Architecture Club. Jarrett plans on attending the University of Texas of San Antonio after he graduates to pursue a degree in Architecture. In the future Jarrett wants to own his own construction subcontracting business.
Outfielder, #16, Fabian Jimenez. Walked with Fabian were his mother Minerva Mata, father Rodolfo Jimenez, and brother German Jimenez. Fabain has played all four years here at Tech and was on varsity his senior year. Fabian has maintained a 3.7 GPA, held perfect attendance and is OSHA certified through his major, Construction Management and Technology. After graduation Fabian is going to attend TCC and then transfer to UTA to finish his degree in construction.
Pitcher, #18, Ivan Vasquez. Escorted Ivan was his mother and father Silvia and Phillip Vasquez. Ivan has played all four years here at Tech and has been on varsity for two years. Last year as a junior Ivan was selected as a 2nd team all district pitcher. This year Ivan threw a no-hitter against South Hills. Ivan is in the National Honor Society, is an Academic Scholar and has maintained a 3.9 GPA here at Tech. Ivan is planning on attending Tarleton State University where he will minor in biology and major in nursing. He plans on being a registered nurse for his career.
Last but not least, outfielder, #22, Vince Burton. Escorted by his mother Kimberly Burton. Vince has played baseball all three years he was at Tech. Vince is also a football standout where he was voted the Offensive Newcomer of the year as a junior and passed for 1600 yards as a Bulldog Quarterback. Vince has maintained a 3.4 GPA and is OSHA certified for his major here at Tech. Vince has accepted a scholarship to Central Methodist University to play quarterback and plans on majoring in communications to become a speech pathologist after he graduates.
Thank you to all the seniors for all the hard work they have put in, one more game in the regular season as they travel to Western Hills Friday night then on to the play-offs. Congrats to all for a great season, there is still work to be done in the play-offs.