Eggleston Signs with Vernon College

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The Kennedale News incorrectly reported in an earlier story that Eggleston had signed with Austin College. This is the correct story with updated information.
Kennedale High School Senior, Austin Eggleston, All-District Co-Pitcher of the Year in 2014, has signed with Vernon College to play baseball with the Chaparrals. {{more}}
The 2014 Wildcats went 20-11-1, with a 2nd place district finish, a bi-district championship and a Area qualifier.

As a sophomore, Austin was 2nd Team All-District as pitcher on a team that finished at 18-8 and were District, Bi-district and Area Champs and a region semi-finalist qualifier.
This year, the Kennedale Wildcats have a THSB pre-season rank of #20 in Class 4A with Eggleston (.304, 7-4, 0.99) along with Jake Michener (.448, 21 RBI, 22 SB) as top players for the Wildcats.

Last year. Ausin threw a no-hitter against Fort Worth Diamond Hill Jarvis striking out 15 batters and walking none, He also had shutouts over Lake Worth,striking out 12 with just 1 hit, and Fort Worth Castleberry, striking out 8 with just 2 hits and one walk.

Vernon is a Division 1 Junior college. The Vernon Chaparralsl

compete in the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference in Region 5 of the National Junior College Athletict Association. Some consider it to be one of the top regions in the country.

A player at a ? D1 juco? gains the

experience needed to be signed with a Division 1 university or to get drafted

into the majors.


College, with campuses in Vernon and Wichita Falls, is a fully accredited, comprehensive

community college offering academic, career and technical education programs,

as well as community classes to prepare students for employment or for

successful transfer to a four-year college or university.

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