A look at Empire college baseball stars

Isias Alcantar: University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (Analy) – A shortstop, Alcantar was a 2014 Second Team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference selection after leading the Golden Lions in hitting, home runs, extra-base hits and RBI. In 2013, Alcantar was the SWAC Player of the Year and earned First Team All-SWAC honors. He was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 36th round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft.

Anthony Sequeira: Oral Roberts (Petaluma, SRJC) – A starter his first season at Oral Roberts, the junior was among team leaders with nine extra-base hits and 22 RBIs. Oral Roberts is a NCAA Division I program that plays in the Southland Conference.

Jason Alexander: Long Beach State (Cardinal Newman, SRJC) – He was a starting pitcher until missing the last two months of season with an injury. Alexander earned a spot in the rotation for Long Beach State with the 49ers reaching the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2008.

Ben Graff: University of San Francisco (Sonoma Valley) – A standout relief pitcher, Graff completed his four-year career at USF leading the Dons as a senior in appearances. Graff pitched in half of the Dons contests this past season. USF reached the NCAA tournament twice during Graff’s career with the Dons.

Jackson Stogner: Sonoma State (Analy) – The infielder capped his four-year career with another strong season. Stogner was second in both hits and RBI and led the Seawolves in doubles. Stogner was a California Collegiate Athletic Association all-conference pick. Sonoma State made the NCAA Division II tournament in three of his seasons.

Siosi Poti: Lee University (Rancho Cotate, SRJC) – An anchor in the outfield, Poti was among team leaders in batting and scored a team-high 37 runs on the season. Poti helped Lee, a NCAA Division II program in Tennessee, reach the National Christian College Athletic Association World Series Championship game.

Tyler Sanders: Missouri Western (Rancho Cotate, SRJC) – A bullpen mainstay at Missouri Western, the junior was second for innings pitched and tied for the team lead in saves. Missouri Western, an NCAA Division II program, reached the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship game.

Daniel Comstock: Menlo College (Petaluma High) – A starting catcher for Menlo both seasons, Comstock led the team in 2014 with a .350 batting average, 24 doubles, and 39 RBIs. He was a NAIA West Group selection his freshman and sophomore seasons with Menlo, in Atherton.

– Michael Coit, The Press Democrat

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