Lane Paul selected for NJCAA National Team
Aggies sophomore catcher Lane Paul has been selected to play with the National Junior College Athletic Association National Team for the remainder of the summer. Paul was enjoying an outstanding summer with the Fayetteville Swampdogs in the Coastal Plains League and was selected as a starting catcher on the league’s All-Star team earlier this month. His selection to the NJCAA national team makes him the 3rd member of the Aggie baseball family on the team, joining sophomore left-handed pitcher Trenton Dupre and Aggie Head Baseball Coach Zach Crabtree. This will be the first time the NJCAA has compiled a national team for tournament play since their entry in the 2010 Honkbal Tournament in Holland. That squad went 2-4 in the international competition, knocking off Chinese Taipei twice.
Paul who hit .368, with 7 doubles, 7 homeruns, and 34 RBI this spring will join the NJCAA National team in Council Bluffs, IA for some final practices. The team then travels to Wichita, KS to compete in National Baseball Congress (NBC) World Series. The NBC World Series serves as a showcase for some of the best amateur baseball players and teams in North America every summer. This year the 80th edition of the tournament is sure to continue that proud tradition, especially with the announcement that a national team will compete for the first time in 15 years. The NJCAA national team will open up at 7:00 p. m. Friday August 1 at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita, KS.