YUMA, Ariz. – Awards keep rolling in for Arizona Western College third baseman Sean Roby. The Matador sophomore was named an NJCAA All-America Honorable Mention yesterday afternoon.
Roby was picked in the 12th round of the MLB draft by the San Francisco Giants last week, and he led the Matadors to a team-record 49 wins this season. The 6’2, 215 pound infielder was a menace at the plate and smashed 22 home runs on the way to being named the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference Player of the Year as well as a first team All-Region and All-Conference selection. In the playoffs, he was named the Region I Finals MVP after going 7-13 for three homers and 10 RBIs with seven runs scored against South Mountain.
On the year, he led the conference in both homers and RBIs (77). He added 15 doubles and two triples while stealing 15 bases, and he had four multi-homer games and 14 games with at least three RBIs.
Roby is the first All-American since the 1995 season for the Matador baseball program. The Mats finished the year 49-16 after falling to Southern Idaho in the West District Championship in extra innings.
Arizona Western College is one of the top community colleges in Arizona. The college boasts partnerships with all three state universities that include face-to-face classes in Yuma. AWC leads the state in enrollment growth over the past 10 years and handed out more than 2,300 certificates and degrees in 2016-17.