Paris Junior College baseball players sign to continue their careers

Cline Andrews signs to continue his playing career at Texas A&M University – Kingsville as Assistant Baseball Coach Bric Steed (left) and PJC Baseball Coach Deron Clark (right) look on.

Paris Junior College’s (PJC) current group of baseball transfers include three Fort Bend players: Cline Andrews of Sugar Land, third base; G.R. Hinsley of Richmond, first base; and Blake Johnson of Sugar Land, outfielder. Andrews, Hinsley and Johnson all played together at Clements High School in Sugar Land prior to attending PJC.

“During that time they (Andrews, Hinsley and Johnson) have won a 5A Texas State Championship and have earned two National Junior College Athletic Association Region XIV Tournament births,” said Clark. “During the 2013 season they have combined for a .371 batting average, scored 89 of the Dragons 254 runs and are responsible for 11 of the Dragons’ 12 home runs.

Andrews and Johnson have signed with Texas A&M University — Kingsville, while Hinsley has signed with Texas A&M University in College Station.

Blake Johnson signs to continue his playing career at Texas A&M University – Kingsville. Looking on is his father, Larry Johnson, and standing behind, Assistant Baseball Coach Bric Steed (left) and PJC Baseball Coach Deron Clark (right).

“I thank Coach Clark for making the most out of the past two years for me and getting me to where I’m at now,” said Johnson.

“Coach Clark and Coach Steed taught me a lot about baseball,” said Andrews. “Failure is not an option anymore. You’re around a bunch of guys easily as good as you. I learned to love the game more, and Coach Clark helped me on the mental side of the game.”

“I developed my skills with Coach Clark and Coach Steed,” said Hinsley, “through being able to practice every day and playing 150 games. It was fun getting to know all my teammates. I’m very excited and can’t wait to go and work hard and try to play in College Station.”

Hinsley cutline: G.R. Hinsley, one of three Paris Junior College baseball players from Clements High School, signs to continue his playing career at Texas A&M University in College Station. Looking on is Ray and Arlene Hinsley and standing behind are PJC Baseball Coach Deron Clark (right) and Assistant Baseball Coach Bric Steed.

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