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MCCC Baseball Team Hosts Region 19 Tournament; Takes Aim at Third Consecutive Regional Title

5/10/18


MCCC Baseball Team

The MCCC Vikings baseball team hosts the Region 19 Tournament this weekend and will seek a third consecutive title and a return trip to the NJCAA World Series.

WEST WINDSOR – The Mercer County Community College (MCCC) baseball team will be playing for the opportunity to play in its third consecutive National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) World Series when the Vikings host the Region 19 Tournament this weekend on the West Windsor campus.

“We are honored to have won the bid to host the regional tournament for the next two years,” said MCCC Head Coach Kevin Kerins. “This is a great privilege, and great exposure for our college and our athletics program.”

With a record of 27-19-1, the Vikings enter the tournament as the number two seed and takes on number three Morris on their home field at 10 a.m. in the double-elimination tournament. Number one seed Lackawana will take on the winner of a matchup between Del Tech and Sussex, also at 10 a.m., in neighboring Mercer County Park. Tournament play continues through Saturday, with the championship game scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday.

“Our guys have been working hard since August, and it all comes down to one weekend,” Kerins said.

MCCC will vie for its third consecutive Region 19 crown, with the winner advancing to the Northeast District Tournament and a chance to compete in the NJCAA Division II World Series in Enid, Okla. Last year, the Vikings advanced to the finals of the national tournament and ended the season as national runner up.

“We are hopeful that this year, all of our hard work and investment in players, staff and coaches comes together this weekend and we can do something that has never been done before in this program’s history: three-peat,” Kerins said.

Kerins is assisted by coaches Fred Carella, Phil Hawkes, Sean Reindel, and Matt Zagari.

 

 

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