COLLEGE STATION, Texas - A pair of Texas A&M baseball players garnered national attention in their respective summer leagues this season as RHP Jason Jester and RHP/C Daniel Mengden were named to Perfect Game's 2012 Summer Collegiate All-America Team. Jester was also recently tabbed the Top Prospect of the Texas Collegiate League by Baseball America.
Jester was nearly touchable this summer for the East Texas Pump Jacks of the Texas Collegiate League. He registered 20 saves, a 1-1 record and a 0.56 record over 27 games. He yielded just 14 hits and three walks while striking out 45 in 32.0 innings of work. The Hallsville native led the Pump Jacks to a TCL regular-season title and he fanned the side in the ninth inning to earn a save in East Texas' TCL Championship Series clinching win vs. the Victoria Generals.
Jester was inactive for the Aggies as a junior in 2012 after pitching two seasons at Tyler Junior College.
Mengden posted a 1-1 record with nine saves in 13 appearances for the San Luis Obispo Blues of the California Collegiate League. He registered 18 strikeouts in 12.1 innings of work. At the plate, Mengden hit .286 with two doubles, two home runs and six RBI in 28 at-bats.
Mengden registered a 3-4 record with three saves and a 3.83 for the Aggies as a freshman in 2012. He fanned 41 in 47.0 innings of work. At the plate, he hit .222 with one home run and four RBI in 18 at-bats.