Former Seward County Community College baseball player, Alan Orgain, is headed to the NJCAA JUCO World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado. Orgain, a 2000 graduate of SCCC is an assistant baseball coach at San Jacinto North College in Houston, Texas, and last night the Gators won the Region XIV Baseball Tournament in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. San Jacinto won the tournament with wins over Texarkana College, Navarro College, and two victories over Alvin Community College, including a 9-6 victory over Alvin in last night’s championship game.

Orgain, originally from Hammon, Oklahoma, played two years for the Seward County baseball program as a left-handed pitcher from 1998-2000, and was a Jayhawk West All-Conference performer in 1999. Orgain ranks 10th all-time in SCCC baseball history with a .800 winning percentage going 8-2 on the mound in 1999. In 2000, Orgain was awarded the Wade Johnstone award by his teammates at SCCC. Orgain also played two summers for the Liberal Bee Jays in 1999 and in 2000.

Last summer, Orgain was the head coach of the Alford A’s in the New York Collegiate Baseball League with Athletes in Action.

Orgain and the San Jacinto coaching staff have guided the Gators to an overall record of 36-22, winning 18 of their last 20 games. San Jacinto is a national junior college baseball power winning five national championships, advancing to 13 JUCO World Series’ and having two potential Hall-of-Fame players as alumni of San Jacinto, including Rogers Clemens and Andy Pettitte.

The Gators will open the 2006 JUCO World Series with a 9:00 a.m. game on Saturday, May 27 against Temple Junior College (TX.) at Sam Suplizio Field.