Allen baseball player celebrates success
June 2, 2012 by James
Alex Yarbrough, second baseman for Ole Miss, celebrated on Tuesday last week as he collected a number of awards based on his performance in his junior season. On the Tuesday morning, Yarbrough was promoted to first team in the ALL-SEC league, voted for by the league’s coaches. Later, he was selected as a semi-finalist for the annual Golden Spikes Award which is presented to the number one college baseball player.
In addition, Yarbrough has been selected as a semi-finalist for the Dick Howser Trophy which is similar to the Golden Spikes Award. Yarbrough, who is from Allen, Texas will have a chance to have his parents and family as spectators when he plays at Texas A&M, although they will have to drive for about four hours. Yarbrough said:
“I know my parents will be there. My grandparents and the rest of my immediate family will be there. They are from San Antonio, so that’s even less of a trip for them. I’m sure (Tanner) Mathis and his Louisiana contingency will be there. They’re always everywhere, and that’s pretty close for them too.”
Tickets will be in huge demand for the regional games and, although events like this are usually promoted using the printing services of a local printing company, the ticket office at the Texas A&M have sold out of tickets. The Blue Bell Park stadium has recently been renovated and holds around 7000 spectators, although Brett Huber, reliever for Ole Miss, says that they are used to playing in front of a large capacity.