Barons Finish Successful College Seasons

Updated: June 3, 2016

As the college baseball season comes to a close and the summer season begins, many Barons players have completed exceptional seasons at their colleges. Junior right-handed pitcher Tyler Tungate of Golden West College, senior first baseman Aaron Cisneros of UC Riverside, and junior third baseman Jaime Estrada of Central Arizona College highlight the list of Barons who made significant impacts on their college teams.

Tungate pitched his sophomore season at Golden West College where he led the Orange Empire Conference in strikeouts with 99 on the season. Tungate had an 8-2 record and started 17 games totaling 116 innings pitched. Tungate also had a 3.86 ERA.

“He’s done really, really well,” manager Kenny Landreaux said.

He also threw three complete games. Tungate gave up the fewest number of home runs in the conference, allowing only eight. Tungate is still deciding where to play next season.

Cisneros played in 50 of 52 games for the Highlanders during his junior season. Cisneros was fifth on the team in batting average at .277 and third on the team in slugging percentage at .452. He hit eight home runs, seven doubles, and batted in 25 runs for UC Riverside. Cisneros is a second-year returner to the Barons.

“I really didn’t expect to have him back, but I’m glad we do,” Landreaux said. “We’ll see what happens with the MLB draft coming up. He fits the physical eye test for the Major Leagues.”

The Compton native played his sophomore season at Central Arizona College. He hit .382 with a .522 on-base percentage and a .570 slugging percentage. Estrada led his team in runs scored with 61 during the year. He had three home runs, four triples, and 18 doubles. He collected 47 RBIs and nine stolen bases. Estrada is committed to play his junior campaign at Missouri Baptist University.

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