Four Former MCCC Baseball Stand-Outs on Professional Rosters
former MCCC baseball players are currently playing baseball at the
professional level. The newest addition to the professional leagues
is Charlie Iacono, an outfielder who played at Mercer in
2003 and 2004, and was named to the All-Region 19 team both years.
He continued his playing career at The College of New Jersey in
2005 and 2006. Iacono was recently recruited by the Milwaukee Brewers
and will play rookie league ball in Helena, MT. During the season
he just completed at TCNJ, Iacono racked up a school-record 48 stolen
bases on 50 tries. He compiled 124 career hits in his two years
at TCNJ, with 59 runs scored in 2006, earning him the no. 3 spot
at TCNJ in a single-season performance.
Matt Perks pitched for the Vikings in 2004. A Steinert grad,
Perks is in his second year in the Washington Nationals organization,
playing with the Gulf Coast League.
Catcher Ken Lup, who played for Mercer in 2003 when the team
went to the NJCAA World Series, is playing a second year with the
Fort Worth (TX) Cats. Lup, who graduated from McCorristin High School,
continued his education and playing career at William Patterson
Parker won the 2002 Scholar-Athlete Award at Mercer, pitching
two successful seasons for the Vikings. He continued his education
at Rutgers and currently plays for the Traverse City (MI) Beach
Bums in the Frontier League.
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