Joliet Junior College Wolves players T.J. Condon, catcher, and Josh Jimenez, pitcher, both from Minooka, received NJCAA Division III All-American honors after finishing a successful 2014 season.
Condon was named a first-team NJCAA Division III All-American. He was also honored with an ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award for catchers. He finished the season with a .989 fielding percentage, with only two errors all season.
Jimenez was named a third-team NJCAA Division III All-American. He pitched 67 strikeouts during the season.
“I am so proud of both T.J. and Josh and the season we had,” said Gregg Braun, Wolves baseball coach. “Josh was our number one pitcher and pitched for us in every big game we needed. T.J. came through with big hits and shut down opponents running games. He is the first catcher from JJC to win the Gold Glove Award – it was a goal of his to win it, and he did it!”
This year’s baseball team finished their season with a 39-19 record. The Wolves made it to the Region IV Division III Baseball Championship series in Schaumburg last May. They lost in the final game against Sugar Grove’s Waubonsee Community College.
In 2012, the JJC Wolves baseball team achieved national championship status. Before that, the Wolves team became national champions in 2008.
Condon plans to continue with the JJC Wolves next season. Jimenez will transfer to Illinois Wesleyan in the fall.
For more information about the Joliet Junior College baseball team, visit www.jjc.edu/info/athletics.