Athlete of the Week: Jose Gonzalez Jr.

Published: Jun. 3, 2019 at 4:45 PM MDT
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Freshman Jose Gonzalez Junior helped his team win the Southern District Championship that led them to the world series here in Grand Junction. Gonzalez hit five hundred including his very first grand slam.

Gonzalez hit five home runs and 16 RBI's in five games. The Texas native is the 12th player in JUCOto hit three home runs in a game and the first to do it in 10 years and was named to the JUCO All-Tournament team. he has another year left with the Bulldogs and can't wait to make his return to Grand Junction.

"I definitely want to come back, I'm so hooked, this is an amazing experience," says Gonzalez

Gonzalez leads JUCO in most rbi's and home runs but even with top numbers, one word to describe him is humble.

"We're both here smiling today because the only thing sad about this is game is that we don't get to play with our sophomores next year. we love them to death, but we gave it all we had. we gave it our all with our brothers and that's all you can ask for. We're just really thankful we made it here and really looking forward to next year, definitely" says, Gonzalez.