MCCC Softball Team are "Angels in the Outfield" for Miracle League Opening Day


Hamilton, NJ-On Saturday, September 9 th, the MCCC Softball team took to a baseball field for a great cause.  The Vikings volunteered on Opening Day for the Miracle League of Mercer County. The Miracle League offers fully inclusive baseball programs to individuals with special needs.


In Miracle League games, players are provided with a buddy or “Angel in the Outfield” to assist them in the field, around the bases and at the plate.  The Mercer softball players helped support the athletes in any way possible, whether that was as “Angels in the Outfield”, helping push the athletes to a base or ball or helping them swing a bat or just provide encouragement to the players throughout the game.


This was the first time the MCCC Softball Team has volunteered at the Miracle League.  Head Coach Ryan Zegarski “was looking for a way for our team to give back” and came across this opportunity.  Zegarski noted how positive the outing was for his team.  “All of our players found the day to be a fun and rewarding experience.”


The following Viking softball players volunteered at the Miracle League: freshmen Arianna Acevedo (Hamilton, NJ/Hamilton West), Jessica Adams (Levittown, PA/Harry S Truman HS), Izzy Bonacci (Hamilton, NJ/Steinert), Angelina Guida (Monroe Township, NJ/Monroe Twp. HS), Madison Jobes (Florence, NJ/Florence Twp. Memorial), Ada Kaschl (Brussels, Belgium), Kelci Odell (Wrightstown, NJ/Northern Burlington), Natalie Santiago Rivera (Ewing, NJ/Ewing HS), Mackenna Spak (Hamilton Square, NJ/Steinert) and Emily Wyzykowski (Westampton, NJ/Rancocas Valley HS) and sophomores Cierra Acevedo (Hamilton, NJ/Hamilton West), Abby Bell (Hightstown, NJ/Hightstown HS), Shea Krebs (Robbinsville, NJ/Robbinsville HS) and Maya Patel (Burlington, NJ/Burlington Township HS).


The Miracle League games are played at the Miracle Field in Hamilton, NJ.  The Miracle Field is the first ADA accessible ball field of its kind in New Jersey, featuring bases painted on the turf, creating a barrier free surface.  Miracle League games are two full innings, with no score and each team batting around.  The fall season is played in September and October.




  The MCCC Softball Team on the Miracle Field


  Madison Jobes "running" with an athlete to first base


  Cierra Acevedo on the base path with a Miracle League athlete



Shea Krebs with a Miracle League athlete


 Natalie Santiago Rivera with a Miracle League athlete