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      Sharyland Alum Signs To Play Final Two Series For Brownsville Charros

      Mission Sharyland graduate Jared Denton, who played catcher and leftfield for the Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Lions, has signed a contract to play professional baseball with the Brownsville Charros of United League Baseball.

      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 TMve 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 Charros are a travelling team without a home stadium. Denton's first game with the team will be Wednesday night in Harlingen against the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings. This series, which ends Sunday, is the penultimate one of the season for the Charros, who have been eliminated from postseason play.

      Material from Southwest Assemblies of God University was used in this report.