Rising Star: Cowley CC Tiger, Trey DeGarmo earns All-Star bid in first year with Sunflower Summer Baseball League
WICHITA, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - Coming off of his first season as a Cowley Tiger, the Andover Central grad Trey DeGarmo can add JUCO college world series to his resume. Making an appearance in the tournament and finishing within the top five JUCO baseball teams in the nation, DeGarmo is just getting started in his college baseball career.
“It was kind of weird getting into the college pace of play for baseball, it took a little bit to get in the swing of it but it was a lot of fun,” said DeGarmo, the 316 Slugger third baseman and Cowley Tiger.
DeGarmo certainly had a fun first year at Cowley Community College, closing out his freshman season with a .349 batting average and 21 RBIs.
Jake Johnson, 316 Sluggers coach said, “Cowley had a really good team and trey didn’t actually play a tone at the beginning of the year and he kind of waited his chance and took advantage of it and when he got his opportunity, he came through. He started playing third from them throughout the whole world series.”
The Tigers made it deep into the junior college world series bracket, but their season was ended short of a national championship. DeGarmo said the tournament helped him to experience next-level competition.
“We knew we wanted to get to Grand Junction and that was our goal and so glad we made it,” said DeGarmo. “It was just such a fun experience playing in that. Just in front of all the fans there, it was really eye opening.”
That experience bleed straight into a stand-out performance in the Sunflower Summer Baseball League with the 316 Wichita Sluggers, where he was named to the all-star team in his first season.
“He brings it every day. He’s a really consistent guy which is what you need in the summer when you play every single day,” said Johnson. “He just puts in the work and it’s definitely showing out.”
“Once I saw it, I was super stoked. I know I’d been swinging it pretty well to start the season,” said DeGarmo. “So, I’m very honored and super excited to see what that’s all about.”
DeGarmo hopes he can earn a D1 baseball scholarship after his time at Cowley and hopes to continue his dream of playing in the majors.
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