The dream is now a reality for Garces Memorial alum Jacen Roberson.
The 2018 graduate and four-year varsity baseball standout for the Rams was selected in the 16th round (468th overall pick) by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
This past season as a redshirt sophomore, Roberson was named All-Big West Honorable Mention for Cal State Bakersfield.
Roberson became the first ‘Runner to hit for the cycle on March 10 against UC Davis and hit .288 and had a .366 on-base percentage with CSUB. Roberson started all 49 games he played for CSUB during the past two seasons.
His senior year at Garces, Roberson led the Rams with a .409 average with five home runs and 32 RBIs and 14 stolen bases.
In his four years on varsity for Garces, he had a .362 batting average with eight homers and 71 RBIs and led the Rams to Central Section championships in 2015 and 2018.