Skip to main content
Skip menu links

Panhandle Baseball Alumni Catch Some Fun

By Alyssa Fox on 10/02/2017 2017 Aggie Baseball Alum Felipe Beltran took the title in the Alumni Homerun Derby on Sept. 30.-Erika Chartrand photo2017 Aggie Baseball Alum Felipe Beltran took the title in the Alumni Homerun Derby on Sept. 30.-Erika Chartrand photo

Goodwell, Okla.— On Saturday, Sept. 30 the Panhandle State baseball team hosted an Aggie Alumni Homerun Derby. The day was set to take form of a 7-inning scrimmage, but wet weather and soggy field conditions shifted the event into a hitting display at the Aggie Softball field.

Alumni drove from close-to-home in Guymon, to as far away as Austin, Texas to help kick off the new 2017-2018 baseball season and relive some of their former moments on the diamond. Alumni from the classes of 2015 and 2016 took a short batting practice before taking pitches from the baseball coaching staff, as the current players waited in the outfield to receive.

Quite a few balls made it over the fence and out of the field proving that the veterans still had some skills to show off. Recent graduate and four-year Aggie pitcher Felipe Beltran earned bragging rights as the "Big Hitter", knocking out the most homers in the two-round contest with ten.

Following the derby, the Aggie staff treated the group to a delicious post-game meal at Hunny's barbeque in Guymon. The players and coaches exchanged past and present baseball stories over great food to cap off the day's festivities.

Head Coach Jason LaRocque and the Aggie baseball staff hopes to make this an annual event and look forward to a rousing alumni game next year. The Aggies also hope to include an Alumni Banquet and Silent Auction in their lineup this spring, along with a host of home dates for alumni and fans to catch the current team in action.


We Are Panhandle We Are Panhandle!

Image Rotator

Rogelio Reyna Visits Monday Munch

Students enjoyed the opportunity to meet Professional Makeup Artist Rogelio Reyna at a recent Monday Munch hosted by the Alumni Office. —Photo by Danae Moore

Image Rotator

Panhandle Equestrians Show Skill among Newcomers

From left the 2017-2018 Panhandle State Equestrian Team after the NCTC Show: Jesslin Lamont, Reilly Shore, Kayla Hook, Sarah Atha, Hannah Hammack, MacKenzie Leach, Kristin Allen, Cassie Alcorn and Tyler Meyeres.

Image Rotator

Aggie Hall of Fame Spotlight: David Flowers

The 2017 PTCI Aggie Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Banquet takes place Saturday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. at Panhandle State.

Image Rotator

Torres Wins National Hispanic College Quiz

This past July, Oklahoma Panhandle State University senior Ami Torres Acuña (second from the right) competed in Nashville at the Hispanic College Quiz and won the competition! —Courtesy photo

Image Rotator

Banquet Sees Great Support

Panhandle State’s first Shooting Sports Banquet was September 28 at Hunny’s in Guymon. Pictured here Mike Gaitlin (right) auctions off a piece of artwork by Bryon Test. The banquet saw both a live auction as well as a raffle to raise support for scholarships and equipment. —Photo by Danae Moore

Image Rotator

Panhandle Baseball Alumni Catch Some Fun

2017 Aggie Baseball Alum Felipe Beltran took the title in the Alumni Homerun Derby on Sept. 30.-Erika Chartrand photo

Image Rotator

Panhandle State Saddle Bronc Riders Have Their Eyes On The Prize

Will Martin earned the Men's All-Around title, the Bareback Riding title, and split second and third in the average of the steer wrestling at the Southeastern Oklahoma State University College Rodeo this past weekend. —Photo by Dale Hirschman

Image Rotator

Avalos Represents Panhandle in National Internship

Jocelynn Avalos, a junior at Oklahoma Panhandle State University, got the opportunity to enjoy a summer internship in Bethesda, Md. at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). —Courtesy photo

Image Rotator

Earth Science Class Travels to Black Mesa

From left to right: Front row, Rachel McDonald and Becky Simmons; Back row, Beverly Meyer and Adrianna Garner —Courtesy photo

Image Rotator

Etbauer Family Named the 2017 Honored Family

Brothers Danny, Robert, and Billy are pictured from left to right. —Courtesy photo

Image Rotator

HALO Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Members of HALO pause for a quick photo at this past weekend's Fiesta in Guymon, Okla. —Photo by Alexandria Trujillo