Balladeer’s Blog’s coverage of the 2017 college baseball postseason continues with this look at the latest on the NJCAA playoffs.
DISTRICT 3-E – The storied CENTURY COLLEGE WOOD DUCKS took a pair of games to win this District’s title. First off the Wood Ducks battled the RAINY RIVER COLLEGE VOYAGEURS in an elimination game. Century College went up 1-0 in the 1st Inning and from there neither team scored until the Wood Ducks drove in 3 more runs in the 8th. Century won it 4-0.
Next the Wood Ducks took the diamond against the RIVERLAND COLLEGE BLUE DEVILS for all the proverbial marbles. The Blue Devils were held to just 1 run in the 5th Inning, while Century College scored runs in the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 7th for a 5-1 victory. * THE WOOD DUCKS ARE CHAMPIONS OF DISTRICT 3-E *
DISTRICT 3-C – The TYLER COLLEGE APACHES once again became District Champs after 2 final victories. The Apaches played their old rivals the EASTFIELD COLLEGE HARVESTERS and led them 2-1 in the 1st Inning. That became a 5-1 advantage in the 2nd and the rout was on. When all was said and done Tyler College bounced the Harvesters to the tune of 9-2.
Then the Apaches squared off against the BROOKHAVEN COLLEGE BEARS. After 2 scoreless Innings Tyler grabbed a 4-0 lead in the 3rd. That was extended to an 8-2 lead in the 4th and 10-2 in the 5th. The Bears were never really in this game as the Apaches doubled-up on them for a 12-6 win. * THE APACHES ARE CHAMPIONS OF DISTRICT 3-C *
DISTRICT 3-A – Two victories propelled the NIAGARA COUNTY COLLEGE THUNDERWOLVES to this District Championship. The Thunderwolves battled the GENESSEE COLLEGE COUGARS and held a 2-1 edge by the 2nd Inning. The Cougars went on top 4-2 in the 6th Inning but in the 8th Niagara County College regained the lead by a count of 6-4, which wound up being the final score, too.
After that the Thunderwolves faced the HUDSON VALLEY COLLEGE VIKINGS. The Vikings went out in front 5-1 in the 2nd Inning but Niagara tied it all up at 5-5 in the 3rd. And the slaughter commenced. In the end the Thunderwolves obliterated Hudson Valley College by a final tally of EIGHTEEN to EIGHT! * THE THUNDERWOLVES ARE CHAMPIONS OF DISTRICT 3-A *