By Hailey Maes
Centennial Senior Jordon West has made quite a name for himself in the baseball world in Pueblo. On Tuesday, November 1st, West signed his letter of intent to continue his athletic and academic career at Trinidad State Junior College.
When asked why he decided Trinidad State was the right fit for him, West explained, “I love the program they have there, and the coaching staff is amazing.”
West’s baseball career so far has been impressive to say the least: he has earned SCL First team his Junior year, along with “Top Baseball Player to Watch in Pueblo,” Top 10 hitters in the SCL his Sophomore and Junior year, hitting above .350 both seasons. He was also 3rd in the league in home runs hit with 3.
On the defensive side, he has dominated the league as Centennial’s main pitcher. He was 2nd in league in strikeouts his Junior year and 5th in league in ERA his Junior year.
Also in his Junior year, West was chosen to participate in the Junior All-State Game, where the top Junior baseball players in the state get selected to represent their school. West was the only one from Centennial chosen to represent our school.
He has an impressive resume, but that didn't come without hard work and dedication to the sport. “I've been playing baseball since I can remember. I always knew I wanted to play college baseball; that was the goal. I just love baseball,” West says.
At his signing, Centennial baseball’s head coach Joe Vigil thanked West for his hard work and dedication to the program, making it clear that West deserves this opportunity.
Getting to play at the next level is what athletes continue to strive for. . It most definitely does not come by luck, but by hard work and dedication to their craft, and that's exactly what West has.