CCAC Boyce Baseball team has record season, takes second in Region XX championship game

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

Boyce Baseball team 2019PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County Boyce Campus Baseball team had its best season ever this year, with a final tally of 21 wins and 12 losses. After a rocky start, the team rebounded and took the Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference title for the second year in a row and reached the Region XX championship game for the first time, coming close to winning in the ninth inning. CCAC Boyce received the Regional Runner-up trophy after losing to Prince George's Community College in extra innings. Fifteen CCAC players received awards, with five players named to the Region XX All-Tournament Team and five other players named to the All-Region Team.

"It was a great season, and we had a very good group of guys," said Head Coach Austin Long. "Although they didn't win, getting to the championship game was a great experience for them."

Of the sophomores who are moving on, nine received scholarships to play baseball at four-year schools across the country, including Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia, Jarvis Christian College in Texas, Georgetown College in Kentucky and, closer to home, Clarion University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In addition to finding talent at local high schools, Long recruited several players from Florida and Puerto Rico. Assistant Coach Angel Morales, as well as the campus' ESL program, helped to bridge the language gap for students who spoke mostly Spanish when they joined the program but who were fairly fluent by their second year.  

"We're a very diverse group, and that's something I really like," Long said.

With the transition to one team per sport at the college, Long plans to reach out to baseball players at CCAC South Campus to see if they would like to join the Boyce Baseball team in the fall so they have the opportunity to complete their participation in the CCAC Baseball program.

For more information about the CCAC Boyce Baseball program, contact Head Coach Austin Long at along@ccac.edu.

For more information on CCAC athletic programs, contact Athletic Director Torey O'Donnell at 412.237.2533 or todonnell@ccac.edu

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