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Fonseca earns UH-Victoria’s top baseball honor

April 29, 2018 GMT

Pasadena Memorial High School graduate Josh Fonseca has been named the 2018 University of Houston-Victoria Baseball Player of the Year, the school has announced.

Fonseca, the Jaguars’ starting shortstop, is currently hitting .313 with 25 RBIs and 24 runs scored in 40 games. He’s compiled 11 doubles, one triple and four home runs.

The general business major is in his second season with the Jags. He’s appeared in 85 games and has a .319 career batting average with 56 runs, 51 RBI, 23 doubles, three triples and five home runs.

This weekend, Fonseca was attempting to help UH-Victoria clinch the sixth and final spot for the Red River Athletic Conference Baseball Championship Tournament, slated for May 4-7 at Pilot Field in Shreveport, La.

At 10-14 in RRAC action, the team was in San Antonio to play Our Lady of the Lake, tied with two other teams.

Last month, Fonseca was spotlighted in a story about being one of the city’s Little Leaguers who competed in a two-game series against a Japanese team from Hadano, Pasadena’s sister city, 10 years ago.