Four Roadrunners named to Southland Conference 2000s All-Decade team
FRISCO — Former UTSA standouts Jared Howton, Trent Lockwood, Michael Rockett and Mark Schramek were named to the Southland Conference 2000s All-Decade team, the league office announced Thursday as part of its year-long 50th anniversary celebration.
Howton, who pitched for the Roadrunners from 1998-2001, earned first-team all-league honors and was named Southland Pitcher of the Year as a senior. The left-hander posted a 9-3 record with a 3.42 ERA to go along with 83 strikeouts in 97.1 innings pitched in his final campaign. He also logged seven complete games and limited opposing hitters to a .242 batting average.
The local product out of Judson High School appeared in 57 games (19 starts) during his career and posted a 4.51 ERA in 173.2 frames.
Lockwood played from 2007-08 after transferring from Hill (Texas) College. The left-handed power-hitting first basemen was named the 2007 Southland Newcomer of the Year after a tremendous first season in the Alamo City in which he hit .378 (87-for-230) with 23 doubles, three triples, 14 home runs and 57 RBIs. He also tallied 158 total bases, which translated to a .687 slugging percentage, and reached base at a .434 clip. A year later, Lockwood hit .340 (72-for-212) with 23 doubles, two triples, 16 round-trippers and drove in a school-record 79 runs. He also slugged .693 and posted 20 multiple-RBI games.
The Groesbeck native is UTSA's career leader in batting average (.360) and slugging percentage (.690). He also ranks second with a .438 on-base percentage and sixth with 136 RBIs.
Rockett, who was a 2008 second-team All-American, 2006 Freshman All-American and four-year starter in the outfield from 2006-09, was a two-time first-team All-Southland honoree and also the 2008 Southland Player of the Year. He still holds five league records: at-bats (940), hits (337), doubles (64), RBIs (210) and total bases (537). The right-handed hitter also is the program's record holder in games played (223), games started (218) and runs (200) and ranks second in batting average (.359).
The Sugar Land native, who was a 13th-round selection by the Detroit Tigers in the 2009 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft, also holds program single-season records with 99 hits (2009), 25 doubles (2008) and 167 total bases (2009). Rockett is one of just three players in UTSA's 22-year history to complete a cycle, which he accomplished in the first four innings against Sacred Heart on March 1, 2008.
Schramek, who played from 1999-2002 and started his final three seasons at third base, was named a third-team All-American and the 2002 Southland Player and Hitter of the Year after setting the school record with a .416 batting average (84-for-202) to go along with 16 doubles, a pair of triples, 11 home runs and 49 RBIs.
The local product out of Madison High School became the Roadrunners' all-time highest draft pick after he was taken by the Cincinnati Reds with the 40th overall selection in the 2002 MLB Draft. Schramek was a career .324 hitter and he ranks eighth all-time in school history with a .414 on-base percentage, while his 21 home runs are good for 11th.