WEST WINDSOR – The Mercer County Community College (MCCC) baseball team recently concluded a very successful fall season, culminating with Scout Day and several MCCC players signing commitment letters with four-year universities.
The Vikings played an ambitious schedule of a dozen games, which included several four-year universities. Vikings Head Coach Kevin Kerins said the willingness of Division I and Division II universities to compete with the Mercer squad speaks well of the team’s quality of play, and also gives MCCC players a chance to prepare for the regular season.
“The fall is one of our most productive times of the year,” Kerins said. “It gives us the ability to get our players acclimated to our style of play, strength and conditioning, expectations, and campus life.”
The final day of the fall season was Scout Day, which was attended by scouts from universities across the nation, as well as representatives from Major League Baseball teams. Kerins said three players signed letters of commitment with four-year institutions, and several others have pending offers from Division I and Division II schools.
“Schools from all over the country made the trip to see our players showcase their talents,” Kerins said. “Colleges and universities from as far away as Oklahoma State made the trip. The Vikes showed well during Scout Day."
Kerins noted that three Vikings pitchers registered fastballs of more than 90 miles per hour, with a top velocity of 95.
The Vikings now turn to getting ready for the regular season, which begins Feb. 27. The team has scheduled more than 30 regular season games for this spring. For a full listing, click here.