SAGU graduate Jared Denton signs to play professional baseball
Waxahachie, Texas- August 5, 2014- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) graduate Jared Denton, who played catcher and leftfield for the Lions, has signed a contract to play professional baseball with the Brownsville Charros. The Charros are a professional independent baseball team playing in the United League Baseball this season.
Denton wrapped up a successful career at SAGU in April 2014, where he set several school records; career at bats, triples in a career and total bases in a career. His senior year he batted .380 while only striking out seven times in over 150 plate appearances.
“The chance to play professional ball is everything that I’ve worked so hard for. It has been a dream of mine since I was little, and now I am actually getting to live it out,” claims Denton.
Coach Sam Blackmon coached Denton his senior year and is thrilled for his opportunity, “Jared had a great year for us and represented our program well both on and off the field. I am extremely proud of him and for him.”
The Brownsville Charros are located in Brownsville, Texas. In 2014 the teams in the United League Baseball are all located in the state of Texas.
The six-foot Denton is from Mission, Texas where he graduated from Sharyland High School. After graduating from SAGU, Denton married SAGU graduate Shelby Morgan on May 11, 2014.
Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.