Academy Notebook: Black History Month Jamboree scheduled for Feb.10; Nine Rangers Academy athletes sign National Letters of Intent

February 9th, 2024

Black History Month Jamboree – Saturday, Feb. 10

The Texas Rangers Youth Academy’s annual Black History Month Jamboree will take place Saturday, Feb. 10, at Globe Life Field.

Dallas ISD’s Cater High School will host Pinkston High School in a two-hour varsity baseball game, with first pitch scheduled for 12:05 p.m.

The Black History Month Jamboree is free to attend. Parking will be available in Lot A, and entry to the ballpark will be permitted beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Nine Rangers Youth Academy athletes partake in National Signing Day

High school student-athletes around the U.S. officially put pen to paper, solidifying their commitment to play sports at the collegiate level, on Feb. 7, as part of National Signing Day.

The Texas Rangers Youth Academy already has 20 athletes in the class of 2024 committed to furthering their academic goals while playing baseball and softball at the next level.

Held at their respective high schools across the Metroplex, nine Academy baseball and softball players signed their National Letters of Intent during a celebratory ceremony surrounded by friends, family, teammates and coaches.

The Rangers Youth Academy will hold its annual signing day and graduation event this summer to celebrate its graduating athletes and those taking the next step in their playing careers.

Texas Rangers Youth Academy National Signing Day participants

Jacob Ayala (P/INF): South Grand Prairie High School; Dallas College Brookhaven – Dallas, Texas

Jackson Berry (INF): Mansfield Timberview High School; Dillard University – New Orleans, La.

Ana Gonzalez (INF): Midlothian High School; Vernon College – Vernon, Texas

David Hogg II (SS): Mansfield High School; Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, La.

Austin Phillips (SS): South Grand Prairie High School; University of Texas at Arlington – Arlington, Texas

Caleb Richardson (INF): David W. Carter High School; Texas College – Tyler, Texas

Josiah Smith (C/INF): David W. Carter High School; Morehouse College – Atlanta, Ga.

Trace Spann (INF/OF): Lake Ridge High School; Miles College – Fairfield, Ala.

Esteban Toscano (INF/OF): North Dallas High School; Pratt Community College – Pratt, Kan.