• Breckenridge varsity baseball sophomore catcher Jake Escalon was recently named as Second Team All-State as catcher by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association. (Contributed photo by Chelsea Escalon)

Escalon chosen to THBCA Second Team All State

Breckenridge High School sophomore Jake Escalon was selected for the Second Team All State, at the catcher position, by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association.

Escalon had already been selected as the Defensive MVP for All District 7-3A Baseball.

“Jake is a great young man,” said Pat Yarbrough, BHS head baseball coach. “He has a true love for the game. He was a tremendous asset to our baseball team this year. Being recognized by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association is a great honor, especially as a sophomore.”

Only Breckenridge baseball fans would be aware that the baseball field where the Breckenridge varsity baseball play all their home games is named after Escalon’s grandfather, Dee Escalon, a main feature in the baseball scene in Breckenridge for decades.

The baseball facility was named Dee Escalon Field after his death last year. Escalon coached baseball, from T-ball all the way through the minors, majors and youth baseball and most boys of a certain age can claim they were coached by Dee Escalon at one time or another. Dee Escalon coached as he reared his sons, Robert, Roddy and Patrick, and then their sons, including Jake. 

Jake’s dad, Patrick, said his father was a big part of the baseball program in Breckenridge for over 40 years. He took two different teams to the sectional round of the Little League tournament and was a big part of the state runner-up team that included his grandson, Jake Escalon, in 2014. 

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