and David Espinal earned spots on the 2019
All-American Team following a campaign that included a deep
postseason run for the Triceratops, ending one step short of
Begüe became a two-time All-American after leading the nation in
strikeouts, fanning 130 batters in 67 innings. The left-hander
earned second-team All-American honors. He was a third-team
selection in 2018.
The sophomore went 10-1 with a 1.61 ERA over 13 starts this past
season. Earlier this month, the Milwaukee Brewers selected him
in the 11th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player
Espinal ranked among the national leaders with 59 RBI and a .412
batting average. The catcher/first baseman also slugged 10 home
runs and 14 doubles. The freshman was named a third-team
Over the past four seasons, Tri-C baseball players have been
named All-Americans five times.
Begüe, of North Canton, has been
taking classes at Tri-C to build
toward a career in construction management. Espinal, who is from
the Dominican Republic, is working toward an Associate of
The Triceratops posted a 37-18 record on the field while once
again qualifying for the district tournament, where they
The team’s official record listed by the NJCAA and conference is
April ruling by the NJCAA regarding missing waiver transfers for
two players led to Tri-C forfeiting 25 victories in which the
two student-athletes had appeared to that point in the season.
The students were deemed eligible immediately upon filing the
paperwork and completed the season with the team. The
Triceratops won 12 of their last 15 games.
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