Panola alumnus inducted into National College Baseball Hall of Fame


Doug Ault photographed during his time as a Panola College baseball player.

Former Panola College baseball player, Doug Ault, has been inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.

Ault was a student at Panola College and led the baseball team to the NJCAA – National Junior College Athletic Association – World Series in 1969 and 1970. In ’69, he was named MVP of the NJCAA World Series for the national champs on the strength of three wins on the mound and 12 RBIs at the plate. He won 25 games as a pitcher and batted .400 in his two years at Panola, earning back-to-back first-team All-American honors.

After leaving Panola, Ault attended Texas Tech University where he was the Red Raiders’ inaugural first-team All-American on the strength of a .475 batting average. He later played in the major leagues with the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays.

Ault was inducted into the Panola College Athletic Hall of Fame in the early 2000s.

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