BCCC Baseball impresses with its debut in the Small College World Series – thereporteronline
NEWTOWN – The Bucks County Community College College Centurions ranked 7th in their first-ever performance in the World Series of College Colleges of America, but dropped out on Wednesday, May 18, after a heartbreaking race. loss to first seeded Penn State Dubois.
The Lions beat Centurions, 8-7 at Showers Field, a municipal stadium in Dubois.
On Monday, “Centurion” suffered its first defeat in the opening game of the tournament with a score of 3: 0 against Bryant and Stratton, seeded 10th, – Albany. But on Tuesday, they bounced back, firing at No. 6 D’Uville with a score of 12-2, followed immediately by a victory over the 8th seed of South Maine Community College with a score of 7-4. This created fierce competition with Penn State DuBois on Wednesday.
It was the first time the Bucks had been invited to the tournament, and the first baseball team invited from the new Eastern States Sports Conference (ESAC). Centurions received the invitation after winning their first championship in the ESAC conference, defeating the Central Pen with a score of 14-5 on May 5 in Newtown, Pennsylvania.
Under the leadership of head coach CJ Brancott and assistant coach Andrew Lichots, the Centurions finished the regular season with a record of 26-21-1.
“The USCAA World Series of Small Colleges has been a great experience for our student-athletes,” said Matt Cyprian, Director of Student Life and Sports Programs. “We are very happy for the future.”
The tournament ended on Thursday, May 19, when the 5th-seeded student school won the third title in the school’s history, gaining a wild 23-17 victory over Miami-Hamilton, ranked 4th. For more information, visit smallcollegeworldseries.com.
Bucks County Public College Sports is a Division II, non-sporting scholarship and competes in the USCAA. Bucks offers six interuniversity sports at the USCAA in addition to eight club sports. To learn more, visit bucks.edu/athletics.