Jesse Barrios Named to Region XII All-Tournament Baseball Team
May 9, 2019 – – Sophomore shortstop Jesse Barrios (Wooster/Home School) wrapped up an outstanding baseball season and career at Lorain County Community College by being named to the NJCAA Division III Region XII All-Tournament Baseball Team.
During tournament play Barrios went 7 for 10 at the plate, including 2 for 3 against eventual champ, Delta College. He had 2 of the 3 hits and scored the only run in the 3-1 opening round loss. Barrios once again came through for his team in a must-win game against Schoolcraft, going 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored…leading his LCCC team to its first-ever Regional Tournament win. In Lorain’s final game, Barrios was 2 for 2 with a double and a run scored in the semi-final loss to Owens Community College. He was perfect in the field.
In his final at bat as a Commodore, Barrios reached hit number 100 for his career and finished with a .441 career batting average. In two seasons he scored 179 runs, hit 20 doubles, 5 triples, 5 homers, drew 30 walks, and struck out just 25 times in 227 at bats.
This season, Barrios was consistently ranked nationally with a .500 plus batting average. He currently ranks 2nd in the NJCAA with a .505 average. His .573 on base percentage ranks him 10th nationally.
Lorain Head Coach, Bill Frawley, praised Barrios stating “We are going to miss Jesse…he’s the kind of player it is impossible to replace. He’s got an incredible attitude, work ethic, and he excels in academics – a one of a kind player with a great family. He’s weighing options at four-year colleges to continue his baseball career and academics and I can tell you no one is more deserving of a full-ride than Jesse.”
A phrase coined by Coach Frawley’s Mom “As Jesse goes the team goes” pretty much sums up Barrios and the impact he has had on his team at LCCC.