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Scout Day 2013 Is Successful Showcase for
CCC Baseball Players


West Windsor, N.J. -- In its ongoing effort to showcase the talents of its baseball players, the Mercer County Community College baseball program, headed by Coach Kevin Kerins, hosted Scout Day on Oct. 26.

According to Kerins, Scout Day has been a great tool and format for MCCC players to meet with four-year coaches as well as scouts from Major League Baseball (MLB) teams.

“Scout Day is a chance for our players to display their talents and abilities in front of a variety of colleges, universities, and summer league coaches, as well as Major League teams," Kerins said. 

Among the colleges that sent representatives were Arcadia University, George Washington University, Keystone College, Kutztown University, Montclair State University, Neuman University, New Jersey City University, Rider University, Rutgers University, Stockton College, Widener College, and West Chester University.  Summer leagues represented included the All American Amateur Baseball Association (AAABA) and Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League (ACBL).

From left, Head Coach Kevin Kerins with members of the last year's squad: Matt Berbon-Owle,who will transfer this spring, Paul Piromalli, who received a scholarship to play at Kutztown, and Dan Denton, who has continued his playing career at Keystone College.


In the course of the day, Vikings players notched some impressive stats, particularly the pitching staff.  Six pitchers threw at 85 mph or higher, with three throwing at 89 mph and one throwing at 93 mph.  Fourteen players ran the 60-yard dash in under seven seconds, with the fastest time clocked at 6.6 seconds.

Kerins notes that by the conclusion of this year’s Scout Day, several Vikings players had gotten scholarship offers for transfer to four-year schools after the spring season.  “One player was offered a $49,000 scholarship on the spot,” Kerins said.
“This year’s event was a huge success and our biggest to date.  It was good to see schools from such a wide radius in attendance.  That says great things about the reputation we are building," Kerins said.


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