Baseball Inductees

The Panola College Athletic Hall of Fame was founded in 2002 to honor persons who have made outstanding contributions to the College's baseball athletic program. This recognition perpetuates the memory of those former athletes and coaches who have brought distinction, honor, and excellence to the College. 

 


Bill Griffin 

  • 1956-1981 Ponies Baseball Coach compiling a Record of 637 wins/260 losses
  • 1969 NJCAA National Champions 
  • 1979 NJCAA Runner-up trips to the National Tournament
  • 17 NJCAA All-Americans
  • 19 Conference Champions
  • 1969 NJCAA "Coach of the Year"
  • 1983 Inductee to the NJCAA and American Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame
  • 19 times Conference "Coach of the Year"
Bill Griffin

Doug Ault

  • 1969-1970 Ponies Baseball Player
  • 1969 Co-Most Valuable Player in the Conference
  • 1969 and 1970 1st Team All Conference
  • 1969 Most Valuable Player of the NJCAA World Series
  • 1970 Most Valuable Player in the Conference
  • 1969 & 1970 NJCAA All-American
  • 1969 & 1970 Conference Champions
  • 1969 & 1970 NJCAA Regional Champions
  • 1969 NJCAA National Champions
  • 1970 NJCAA World Series Participants
Doug Alt

Jacke S. Davis

  • 1982-1996 Ponies Baseball Coach
  • 15 years compiling a record of 501 wins / 292 losses
  • 8 Conference Championships
  • 9 appearances in the NJCAA Regional Playoffs
  • 8 times Conference "Coach of the Year"
  • 38 players drafted in the Major League Baseball Draft
  • 118 players signed with Universities
  • 7 NJCAA All-Americans
  • 3 NJCAA Academic All-Americans
  • 5 Major League Baseball Players
Jacke S. Davis

Rudy Jaramillo

  • 1971-1972 Ponies Baseball Player
  • 1971-1972 All Conference
  • 1972 NJCAA All American
  • 1972 Lead NJCAA in RBI's
  • 1971 Batting Average .402
  • 1972 Batting Average .398
  • 1973 NCAA College World Series
  • 1973 Drafted 19th by Texas Rangers
  • 2002 Texas Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 2005 Coach of the Year by Baseball America
  • 2007 South Texas Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 4 years as a minor league player with the Texas Rangers
  • 7 years as minor league coach with the Texas Rangers
  • 1990-1993 Houston Astros Hitting Coach
  • 1994- Present as the Texas Rangers Major League Hitting Coach
Rudy Jaramillo

Ronnie Dwayne Gideon

  • 1983-1984 Ponies Baseball Player
  • 1983-1984 Panola College MVP
  • 1983-1984 Texas Eastern Athletic Conference MVP
  • 1983-1984 Led Panola College in RBI's
  • 1983-1984 NJCAA All American
  • 1983 Texas Junior College Baseball Association All Star
  • 1984 Led the NJCAA in homeruns with 18
  • 1984 Signed with the University of Texas
  • 1984 Drafted and signed by the Philadelphia Phillies
  • 1984-1985 Played in the Philadelphia Phillies organization
  • 1986 Played in the New York Mets organization
  • 1990 Coached in the New York Mets organization
  • 1996-2004 Managed in the Colorado Rockies Organization
  • 2005-Present Colorado Rockies Field Coordinator
Ronnie Dwayne Gideon


Bill Duckworth   

  • 1963-1964 Ponies Baseball Player
  • 1963 Led Ponies in Batting Average and RBI’s
  • 1963 TEC All Conference Team
  • 1963 NJCAA Region XIV All Region Team
  • 1963 TEC Championship Team
  • 1963 Led Ponies to the NJCAA World Series
  • 1963 NJCAA All-American
  • 1964 TEC All Conference Team
  • 1964 NJCAA Region XIV All Region Team
  • 1964 NJCAA All-American
  • 1964-1966 Played baseball at Northwestern State University

  Bill Duckworth

   

 Don W. Bounds

  • 1960-1961 Ponies Baseball Player
  • 1960 NJCAA All American
  • 1960 TJCAC All Conference
  • 1960 NJCAA All Region XIV
  • 1961 TJCAC Conference Champions
  • 1961 TJCAC All Conference
  • 1962 & 1963 Played baseball at Northwestern State University
Don Bounds 

   

 Steve Winfield

  • 1976-1977 Ponies Baseball Player
  • 1976 & 1977 TEAC All Conference
  • 1976 & 1977 NJCAA All Region XIV
  • 1976 & 1977 Conference Champions
  • 1976 & 1977 NJCAA All American
  • 1976 Selected to the USA Olympic World Games Team
  • 1978 & 1979 NCAA All American at Pan American University
  • Drafted in the MLB Amateur draft 5 times
  • 1979-1987 Played professionally with Montreal Expos, St. Louis Cardinals, and Texas Rangers

 

Steve Winfield

   

  Todd Haney

  • 1984-1985 Ponies Baseball Player
  • 1984 & 1985 TEAC All Conference
  • 1984 & 1985 NJCAA All Region XIV
  • 1985 NJCAA All American
  • 1985 TEAC Conference Champions
  • 1986 & 1987 Played baseball at the University of Texas
  • 1986 & 1987 All Southwest Conference
  • 1987 NCAA College World Series
  • 1987-2000 Played professionally for 13 seasons
  • Selected to the MLB Triple A All Star Team 6 times
  • 1992 Played in the Major Leagues for Montreal Expos
  • 1994-1996 Played in the Major Leagues for Chicago Cubs
  • 1998 Played in the Major Leagues for New York Mets

 

Todd Haney