MCCC Spring Sports Take on Competition from Across the Country




Mercer baseball and softball completed their annual Spring Training trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  Not only does the trip allow the teams to play in warmer weather than in the Northeast, but it allows the Vikings to face competition from all over the country.


Mercer baseball went 5-3 while in Myrtle Beach, playing teams from Ohio (Clark State CC), New York (Sullivan County CC), Maryland (Prince George’s CC) and College of Southern Maryland.


Mercer softball went 4-4 in their games in Myrtle Beach.  The Vikings played teams from Illinois (Danville Area CC and Moraine Valley CC), Michigan (Alpena CC), North Carolina (Surry CC) and South Carolina (Florence-Darlington Tech).


The success of both teams shows that Mercer County Community College can compete with schools across the country and schools from Division I, II and III.


MCCC softball and baseball aren’t the only two spring sports teams facing some of the best competition in the country.  Vikings men’s lacrosse plays three of the top five teams in the country: Harford CC, Nassau CC and CCBC-Essex, who they face in their final regular season game.


Mercer women’s tennis will travel to USC Sumter to face some top Division I competition as they will play Wallace State CC from Alabama, Meridian CC from Mississippi and Abraham Baldwin from Georgia, who finished fifth at the NJCAA Division I National Championship in 2023.


Vikings men’s tennis will compete this spring for a chance to advance to the NJCAA Division III National Championship.  Mercer will face tough competition within Region 19, as they will face two of the top three teams from Nationals last spring RCSJ-Gloucester and Ocean CC twice in the spring, in a home and away match.


Whether it’s in New Jersey or South Carolina, Mercer’s teams play some of the best competition in NJCAA sports.   We are proud of the success of our athletic teams who are able to hold their own with some of the best teams in the country!


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Baseball player Joe Gmitter was named GSAC DII Player of the Week after hitting .400 for the week with 7 RBIs



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