Baseball Alum Signs With Diamondbacks


Natalia Alvarez Pagan, Sports Editor

Pace Baseball alum James Pjura, a May 2015 graduate, is headed to Arizona with a signed professional baseball contract, as reported by the Pace Athletics site.

Pjura will be reporting to spring training where the team will be spending their time getting ready for Opening Day on April 1.

During his four years with the Setters, Pjura played in 161 games as both an outfielder and a designated hitter. Pjura is tied for sixth in doubles with 43, fifteenth in RBIs with 103, and sixteenth in hits with 171.

Pjura earned a spot in the NE-10 Conference All Rookie Team in 2011. The following year in 2012, Pjura was named to the NE-10 Third Team and reached the NE-10 First Team All-Conference team in 2013.

Pjura was also named to the Daktronics and National Collegiate Baseball Writers First Team All-East Region that same year.

The outfielder/DH proved to play a critical role during his team’s run his junior year, as the Setters reached the NCAA Division II Tournament, coming in as the number five seed, marking only the second time in Setter history, the first coming in 1985.

Pace defeated the number two seed Saint Thomas Aquinas before falling in the following two games in the NCAA East Regional.