The Cougars season wrapped up with a 27-31 overall record. Coastal Bend did accomplish a historic feat this year, as they beat Tyler Junior College in a seven-game series to claim their first Division III Region XIV Conference Championship. Not only the first championship in program history, but in Coastal Bend College Athletics.
Below are some highlights from this season:
- Kyler Bumstead set a CBC program record with 101 hits & Games played with 113. Bumstead lead the team in Fielding Percentage at 1.000 with 91 Put Outs and 8 Assists.
- Kyle McShaffry lead the team in hits with 64, Batting Average with .344, Slugging Percentage .500 (min. 100 At Bats), 18 Doubles & RBI’s with 38. Tied Kody Kolb for team-leading Runs scored 36.
- Kody Kolb lead the team in On Base Percentage with .434. Kolb also lead the team in Stolen Bases with 16 on the season. Tied Kyle McShaffry for team-leading Runs scored 36.
- Jordan Wofford lead the team in Triples hit 5.
- Bo Gonzales lead the team in Home Runs with 6.
- Cody Vega lead the team in Wins with 7. Vega also lead the team in strikeouts with 50.
- Trent Sholders not only lead the team in saves but the entire NJCAA Division III with 14. Sholders was also named the NJCAA Division III National Pitcher of the Week after pitching 3.1 innings with three saves against Tyler Junior College, including the one which gave Coastal Bend College its first-ever Region XIV Championship.
- Josh Mendez had the lowest ERA out of the Starting Rotation, 3.51.
Although the season has come to a close, we appreciate the dedication and perseverance of our CBC baseball team and their coaches, below are some student-athletes comments regarding the season:
“My career at CBC, unfortunately, didn’t end exactly how I wanted it to, but I have more than enough to be grateful for over the last two years. Thank you to an amazing coaching staff who believed in me and gave me a chance when not many people would have stuck with me. I also want to thank Vinnie and the countless other CBC staff who helped me along the way. The friendships and bonds that I have created over the last two years are bonds that will last a lifetime I couldn’t have asked for better teammates or a more resilient group of guys. This year was a roller coaster of ups and downs and this team never laid down for a second I’m honored to of been able to share the field with such a group of true dirtbags! I walk away from CBC grateful for the success it has brought me as the all-time hits leader and all-time games played. Now it’s on to the next chapter can’t wait to continue my career at UT Tyler!” – Kyler Bumstead
“From where this team started to where it has ended is just a story to tell. I’m proud I was able to experience this historic season that was made. Wouldn’t trade these guys for anyone else.” – Noah Taylor
“Can’t thank CBC baseball enough for the opportunity they gave me. Allowing me to be on the field another year. Also want to thank all my teammates this past year. Hell of a year, the grind doesn’t stop now. CBC is only up from here.” – Cody Vega
“From almost being redshirted to becoming a starter in the rotation, I had an unforgettable freshman season and I’m gonna miss the sophomore a lot!” – Nolan Cox
“Wouldn’t have traded this opportunity for the world Extremely grateful for all of my teammates and the friendships I have created in such a short amount of time. Thank you CBC baseball for everything.” – Kody Kolb
This year’s sophomores include: #3 Mason Foster, #4 Cody Vega, #7 Kody Kolb, #8 Christian Garcia, #9 Cooper Coe, #10 Kyler Bumstead, #11 Sterling Craig, #12 Bo Gonzales, #15 Amilcar Montanez, #17 Jonah Bailey, #18 Ricky Garcia, #24 Michael Dinsdale, #25 Josh Mendez, #31 Christian Isenhour, #32 Arnaldo Garcia, #33 Spencer Wallace, #34 Kyle McShaffry, #35 Trent Sholders, and #42 Will Lennon. Thank you for a great season and we wish you the best.