Preview: MCCC Baseball
Windsor, N.J. -- As the MCCC baseball team gets into its season
- as of March 2, the team is 3-1 - the Vikings are looking
to four returning sophomores to lead the way. Significant
contributions are expected from the team's three co-captains,
short stop Mike Constantini (Yardville, NJ/Steinert), third
baseman Rick McLauglin (Hamilton, NJ/Steinert) and pitcher
Chris Rupprecht (Morrisville, PA/Pennsbury), as well as outfielder
Ian Moyer (Chesterfield, NJ/ Northern Burlington), who was
selected to the 2011 First Team All-GSAC and Second Team All-Region.
Freshmen standouts include outfielder Dan Denton (Newtown,
PA/Council Rock North), pitcher Paul Piromali (Hamilton, NJ/Hamilton
West), catcher/designated hitter Darren Heisse (Langhorne,
PA/Neshaminy), and catcher/designated hitter Pat Fedorko Lawrenceville,
Coach Kevin Kerins, who has taken over the reins from Matt
Wolski, predicts that his squad has the potential to be very
strong offensively as well as defensively. "Our lineup
is deep and we should be able to put a lot of pressure on
our opponents from top to bottom," he said.
co-captain Michael Constantini at bat during his freshman
challenge for the Vikings is likely to come from the pitching
mound. "Our pitching staff is talented, but young,"
Kerins said. "Most of them have not experienced the long
college season. They will be counted on to throw more innings
than they have in the past."
Kerins notes that the competition in the region is likely
to be tough again this year. Lackawanna College is the returning
Region 19 champion, and Del Tech Owens and Burlington County
College are also likely to be highly competitive.
Kerins predicts that the Vikings will advance to the Region
19 Tournament, which will be played at Mercer from May 11-13.
will be assisted by Fred Carella and Shawn Reindel.
the season schedule, click here.
The team roster is available here.
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