Broncos named to WJCAC All-Conference Team

The Bronco baseball team had one player named to the Western Junior College Athletic Conference 1st Team, and three more make All-Conference Honorable Mention:

First Team: Johnny Garret

Speedy sophomore outfielder Johnny Garrett was an offensive threat all season, whether at bat or on base. He led the Broncos in hits (81), batting average (.426), on-base percentage (.520), and stolen bases (47 in 54 attempts).







Honorable Mentions: Steven De La Cruz, Tyler Gibson,and Abdel Rivera

Steven De La Cruz with the catch on a line drive during a game against Luna Community College on Feb. 19, 2012.

Freshman Steven De La Cruz held down the centerfield position for NMMI, making only five errors in 54 games played. He led the Broncos in total bases (93) and at bats (197), was second in stolen bases (15 for 18), tied Tyler Gibson for second in batting average (.330), and was second in runs batted in (36).

Freshman Tyler Gibson played shortstop for the Broncos, and also took the mound a few times in late relief. He was first on the team in doubles (13), triples (10), RBIs (37), slugging percentage (.512) and walks (31); second in batting average (.330), total bases (92) and runs (38); and third in stolen bases (14 for 14).

Sophomore Abdel Rivera was NMMI’s ace pitcher. In his 79.2 innings pitched, he collected half of the Broncos’ ten non-forfeited wins, struck out 61, walked just 21, and lead the team with a 5.65 ERA.

Complete season, conference and game-by-game stats for all the members of the Bronco baseball team, including these four players, can be found here:

Tyler Gibson tags out a Roughrider baserunner at third during a game vs. Luna CC.


Abdel Rivera started game one of a three-game series vs. Dodge City Community College. He went eight complete innings with no decision, giving up just two runs, one of which was earned. Teammate Laurence Marsach took the hill in the top of the ninth and got the win.

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