Weatherford Sports

Former Coyote named to All-America baseball team

Paxton Delagarza
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Former Weatherford College baseball player Paxton Delagarza, now playing for Angelo State University, has been named an NCAA Division II All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

Delagarza is the first player in Angelo State history to earn first team ABCA All-American honors, an award voted on by coaches throughout the nation.

A junior from Lubbock, Delagarza finished the 2015 season with a team-leading .388 batting average with 88 total hits and 53 RBIs. Delagarza started all 60 games for the Rams and finished the season with 16 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and committed only 11 errors in the field. He was also named to the Daktronics All-American first team after earning Lone Star Conference Player of the Year, ABCA/Rawlings South Central Positional Player of the Year, Daktronics All-South Central and NCBWA All-South Central honors.

Delagarza and Angelo State pitcher Steve Naemark were named NCAA Division II South Central Championship Co-MVPs, leading the Rams to the NCAA DII College World Series for the second time in program history. ASU finished the season with a 42-18 record after winning its second regional and conference championship in program history.

Delagarza played shortstop for WC in 2013 and 2014 after earning 5A All-State honors his junior and senior seasons at Lubbock Coronado High School.