Pima Community College sports

Five Pima players commit to Division I programs, including P/1B Nate Gray to Arizona

(Left to right): Diego Alvarez, Caleb Herd, Antonio Avila, J.T. Drake and Nate Gray (Ray Suarez/Pima)

Information provided by Pima media-relations director Ray Suarez:

Five members of the Pima Community College baseball program will move on to the next level starting in Fall 2024 as they committed to NCAA Division I teams.

P/1B Nate Gray Arizona (with Queen Creek High School in 2023: 34 games, .345, 39 hits, 24 runs, 11 doubles, 9 home runs, 45 RBIs, 12 walks, 59IP, 5-0 record, 1.31 ERA, 54K’s).

P Diego Alvarez (Sahuarita) – New Mexico (with Sahuarita in 2023: .452 batting average, 33 hits, 27 RBIs, 18 runs, .954 fielding percentage, 6-2 record, 1.91 ERA in 9 appearances).

C Caleb Herd (Cienega) – Returning to New Mexico (with the Lobos in 2023: 9 games, .429, 7 AB, 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 double, 1 RBI).

OF/P Antonio Avila – Nevada (with Pima in 2023: 52 games, .272 batting average, 32 runs, 22 RBIs and 24 walks)

P J.T. Drake – Texas Tech (with Pima in 2023: 47.2IP, 5-0 record, 2.08 ERA, 15 saves (led NJCAA), 58K’s in 25 appearances).

The Aztecs begin the 2024 regular season Friday when they play a non-conference doubleheader at Paradise Valley Community College.

First game starts at 11:00 a.m.

The Aztecs will have their 2024 home opener Saturday when they play another two games against the Pumas.

First game of the doubleheader starts at 11:00 a.m.

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