NHS Students sign to play college baseball

Nogales’ Bachelier and Jimenez sign to play college baseball
Posted on 11/25/2019
Nogales’ Bachelier and Jimenez sign to play college baseballSource Nogales International

Two Nogales High School baseball players wasted no time in solidifying their post-graduation plans when they inked college letters of intent on Wednesday, the first day of the 2019-2020 signing period.

NHS senior Matthew Bachelier formally committed to Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., and his classmate Kenneth Jimenez signed with Yavapai College of Prescott during a ceremony at the school that was attended by dozens of friends and family members.

O.J. Favela, head coach of the Nogales Apaches, called the event a “celebration for Kenneth and Matthew and both of their families,” and noted that the two are poised to join a list of 13 NHS alumni currently playing college baseball around the country – including Bachelier’s older brother Marcel and Jimenez’s older brother Kevin. He added that two more former Apaches are now coaching in professional baseball, one is coaching in college and one is playing minor league baseball.

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