Dayton Broncos right-hander Kevin Roe made it official Monday morning January 27, 2014 signing a letter of intent to play college baseball for Angelina Junior College. The signing took place in the Historical Room at Dayton High School.
Roe, a dominant pitcher and equally adept catcher is a preseason All-Houston selection. The 6'3" 190lbs hard throwing righty is no stranger when it comes to accolades and expectations. As a junior Roe played for the Houston Heat Black, a predominantly senior laden squad, in the 10th annual World Wood Association tournament in Marietta, Georgia.
Before then the future all-district performer could be found playing on some of the baseball's other big stages throughout the nation. In 2009 as a member of Team TPX 12-U he hit a first inning grandslam before hurling a complete game giving his team the Nations Baseball State Championship. He then helped lead the team to the Nations Baseball National title in Houston. As a member of Team TPX 13-U in 2010, Roe's first inning three run shot lifted his team to the Grand Slam Championship in Panama City, Florida.
Despite his success, Roe has never lost sight of the fact that baseball is a team sport.
"Baseball is a team sport and it takes all of us to win," said Roe in a Dayton News article in 2012.
Following his senior season with the Broncos, Roe will join a Roadrunners baseball program at Angelina JC that has seen more than 30 players including Clay Bucholz of the Boston Red Sox drafted into major league baseball organizations over the last seventeen years.
Dayton Broncos head baseball coach Bobby Little has no doubt that Roe has the right work ethic and character to make it at the next level.
"He never complains and he never makes excuses," said Little. "He just goes out and gives it his best."
Kevin Roe and the Dayton Broncos will be in action at home on Monday February 3rd with a 5:30pm opening season scrimmage against the Splendora Wildcats.