St. Catharine, Ky. -- Former St. Catharine baseball shortstop, Alfredo Bohorquez capped off his Patriot career when he recently signed a free agent deal with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Bohorquez becomes the second Bat Pat to sign a free agent deal since St. Catharine joined the NAIA back in 2008-09.
“I am extremely proud that Alfredo has the chance to play at the next level,” noted St. Catharine baseball coach, Luther Bramblett. “He has worked extremely hard to have this opportunity, he is definitely deserving of being given the opportunity.”
The Maracaibo, Venezuela native was recently awarded Honorable Mention All-American honors handed out by the NAIA. He was the first Patriot baseball player to garner All-American honors since St. Catharine joined the NAIA.
Bohorquez also took home the Mid-South Conference Player of the Year award as well as being named an MSC All-Conference first team selection. He was also named to the conference gold glove team.
Bohorquez wrapped up his junior campaign playing in all 57 games while starting in 56 of those contest.
The shortstop hit a team best .340 at the plate while also leading the team in triples (11), runs scored (49) and stolen bases (35). Bohorquez also collected 64 hits and 98 total bases during the 2016 season.
Bohorquez led the conference in both triples and stolen bases, while he ranks second in runs scored. He also ranked fifth in the league with a .449 on base percentage, while his .340 batting average ranked 10th in the Mid-South.
Bohorquez – who at one point in the season was leading the nation in triples – finished the season ranked third in the NAIA. His 35 swipes on the season ranked 12th in the nation, while his 42 attempts ranks 10th.
“He was often overlooked because of his age so I am glad that the Blue Jays saw something in Alfredo that other teams didn’t see,” said Bramblett.
Bohorquez becomes the 19th Patriot to have the opportunity to play professional baseball and the 15th under Patriot skipper Luther Bramblett.