Baseball
 

Vera Shines in Professional Debut With Johnson City

 

San Antonio - Former Tiger baseball standout Nick Vera opened his professional career with a bang on Thursday, going 4-4 with two doubles in his first game with the Johnson City Cardinals.

Vera, who was drafted by the Cardinals organization on June 7, also scored two runs and drove in two more to lead the Cardinals to victory in the season opener. 

In the second game of the doubleheader, Vera was 1-3 with another double and and run scored in a Johnson City loss, and leads the team in hitting. 

This past season for Trinity, Vera was the team's top player in nearly every offensive category, and played a near-flawless center field.  He was named 1st Team All-SCAC and 1st Team All-West Region for his stellar season.

Vera joins Jason Armstrong and J.C. Bunch - now a Tiger assistant coach - as recent graduates to play professionally as position players.  Adam Frey, currently pitching in the United League Baseball, led the Alexandria Aces to the championship last season. 

Trinity, led by Head Coach Tim Scannell, finished 19-22 last season, and was eliminated in the SCAC Divisional Playoffs by Rhodes College.   

 

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