All-American, SVHS alum Ray taking diamond play from SRJC north to University of Washington
Jayce Ray, a 2008 Sonoma Valley High School graduate and former all-league standout for the prep Dragons, bats for Santa Rosa Junior College during the recent season.
After an outstanding two-years as one of Santa Rosa Junior College’s top baseball players, the Valley’s Jayce Ray will be heading north to continue his collegiate playing career as a student athlete in the Pac 10.
Ray, who earned jaycee All-American status with a stellar 2011 season, which included achieving All-NorCal and All-Big 8 Conference honors, received an athletic scholarship from the University of Washington, where he hopes to continue making plays in the outfield and lots of noise at the plate and on the base-paths.
During the recent season, Ray – a 2008 Sonoma Valley High School graduate and former all-league standout who helped lead the Dragons to the 2008 Sonoma County League and North Coast Section championships – led SRJC in most offensive categorie, including batting .350, with a .529 slugging percentage, .462 on-base percentage, 49 hits, seven triples and 14 stolen bases.
Before heading to Washington to play for the NCAA Division I Huskies, Ray in currently spending his summer on the East Coast playing for Hyannis Harbor Hawks in the Cape Cod Baseball League.