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Year In Review

The MCCC baseball team had to deal with many cancellations this season due to the rainy spring weather but managed to win the Garden State Athletic Conference and finish the season with a 17-13 record.  The Vikings fell to Burlington CC 8-10 in the third game of a best of three play-in series for the Region 19 Playoffs, bringing their season to an early end.  Utility player Russ Stupienski (Columbus, NJ/Northern Burlington HS) signed a Division I scholarship with St. Peter's College.  Four Mercer players earned All Region 19 Honors and All Garden State Athletic Conference Honors: outfielder Matt Crank (Howell, NJ/Colts Neck HS), infielder Matt Hill (Robbinsville, NJ/Robbinsville HS), pitcher Shawn Reindel (Ringoes, NJ/Hunterdon Central), and outfielder Kevin Koscak (Hamilton, NJ/Hamilton West).  Reindel was the winner of the Male Iron Viking Award for the athlete who puts the most work into off-season and in-season stregthening and conditioning.  Coach Matt Wolski will look for strong play from returning All-Conference and All-Region selection Kevin Koscak as well as the return of 2009 All-Conference and All-Region pitcher Anthony Gambino (Allentown, NJ/Allentown HS) who missed the 2010 due to injury.  The Vkings return many players from this year's GSAC Champion squad including infielder Ryan Byrdzinski (Hamilton, NJ/Steinert HS), pitcher Mike Esola (Freehold, NJ/Freehold Twp. HS), pitcher Ryan Kmiec (Lawrence, NJ/Lawrence HS), infielder Joe Leone (Hamilton, NJ/Notre Dame HS), utility player Clint Rockhill (Florence, NJ/Florence Twp. Memorial HS), pitcher Brian Sigle (West Windsor, NJ/West Windsor North), and utility player Anthony Verderese (Hamilton, NJ/Hamilton West).  The Vikings do lose some strong bats as outfielder Luis Alvarez (Hamilton, NJ/Nottigham HS) and Matt Hill will on after two solid seasons at MCCC. Hill will continue his baseball career at Rowan University while pitcher James Page (Lawrenceville, NJ/Cherry Hill East) is headed to North Carolina Wesleyan to continue his baseball career.