Roubideaux tops Ignacio's all league selections

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 11:54 AM
Ignacio's Kai Roubideaux rocks back and prepares to fire during road action at Dolores late in the 2018 season. Capable in the field and at bat, Roubideaux, the Bobcats' team MVP, was recently named First Team All-SJBL.
Ignacio's Joe Herrera completes a swing during action at IHS Field in 2018. The Bobcat outfielder, who also saw some innings on the pitching mound, was recently named Second Team All-SJBL.
Ignacio shortstop Trace Lovelace prepares to snap off a running throw towards first base at IHS Field during the 2018 season. Lovelace was recently named First Team All-SJBL (as a designated hitter, interestingly enough).
Ignacio's Nate Herrera grins while returning to his catcher position during action at IHS Field in 2018. Herrera was recently recognized as one of the SJBL's best backstops.

If he made good contact against your pitch, the ball was probably going a long ways.

If you made good contact against one of his pitches, that ball would probably fly just as far.

That was Kai Roubideaux this spring in a nutshell.

And that, along with his ability to play either infield corner position and his leadership in general, was more than enough for the now-graduated Ignacio senior pitcher/infielder to be named First Team All-San Juan Basin League ending the 2018 season.

In the voting, Roubideaux garnered 25 of 30 possible points, trailing only Dolores senior infielder/pitcher Justin Purkat (30 out of 30) and Nucla freshman infielder Tyler Wytulka (26/30), and finishing ahead of Dove Creek sophomore infielder/pitcher Ty Smith (24/30).

IHS senior shortstop Trace Lovelace was named a First Team designated hitter.

Ignacio junior outfielder Joe Herrera was named Second Team All-SJBL, while IHS senior catcher Nate Herrera and sophomore infielder/pitcher Ian Weinreich, as a "utility" player, were also recognized.

Dolores' Rusty Hamilton was voted Coach-of-the-Year after the Bears went 5-1 during regular-season league work and finished 9-12 overall.

IHS finished 4-16 overall and 1-5 in league.