Titans’ Sanchez named All-Star

Published 11:27 pm Friday, May 20, 2016

Ramiro Sanchez has always been one of the best baseball players in Southeast Texas, his Port Arthur Memorial coach said Friday.
Sanchez has been rewarded with his selection for the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game in classes 5A-6A. The game is scheduled for 4 p.m. June 18 at Dell Diamond in Round Rock.
“It’s a tremendous honor to get selected for this game,” Memorial coach Jessie Riojas said. “Ramiro has always been one of the best players in the area. By far one of the best players I’ve had as a coach. He has a bright future ahead of him. Great leader, great all-around kid.”
Riojas added the first baseman is the first Memorial player ever to be selected for the game. The school was formed in 2002.
“Not many players from this area get selected,” Sanchez said. “If they do, they’re high profile players.”
Sanchez is drawing looks from Division I and junior college teams, according to Riojas, but has not been offered yet. He is a candidate for his third straight All-State selection in 6A, after making the second team the past two sons.
Sanchez batted .426 and recorded a .528 on-base percentage with a .745 slugging clip. Eight of his 24 hits have been doubles and three of them home runs. He also drove in 25 runs, scored 15 and stole four bases.
Sanchez also was selected first-team All-District 21-6A this season.

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I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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