“To win it, you not only have to be good, you must play near the top of your capabilities asRead more
# D1 D2 D3 1 Southern Nevada LSU Eunice Tyler 2 Wabash Valley Pearl River Bergen 3 McLennan NOC-TonkawaRead more
This region has not had a repeat winner since Delgado won 3 straight from 2014-2016. Then on top of that, the farthest that any team has gone once getting to Grand Junction has been Crowder back in 2010 when they made it to the 5th day of the tournament where they lost to the eventual champs Iowa Western. The last National Champion to come out of this District was back in 1975 when Meramec (Now St. Louis CC) topped Miami Dade 6-4. So to say that this district is itching for a Title Run is quite an understatement.
Last year the winner was Connors where they took the last two games from Delgado in Slug fests. Winning the first game 15-0 which forced a winner-take-all District title game where Connors won 16-14. Once in Grand Junction, Connors was out in a short fashion where they lost the first two games.
Previous Winners: ‘19 Connors State, ‘18 Jefferson, ‘17 Crowder, ‘16 Delgado
Even though the postseason success might not be what this District might like the Players have a rich history of success. In 2018 Jefferson Joey Polack claimed the National Player of the Years Honor. This year's group is led by Pre-Season Player of the Year David Mendham (South Carolina) from Connor State. While the Pre-Season Pitcher of the Year goes to Eastern Oklahoma's Christian McGowan (Kansas State).Read more
To say that Region 23 is the toughest Region in all of Division 2 Junior College baseball might be an understatement. In the last 10 years, there have been 5 National Champs (LSU-Eunice-4, Jones-1) and 3 National Runner-Ups (Hinds, Jones, LSU-Eunice). So in the past 10 years, the team that has come out of this region has played in 8 National Title games. If that does not make this the SEC of Junior College Baseball we are not sure what would.
Previous Winners: ‘19 Pearl River, ‘18 LSU-Eunice (National Champs), ‘17 Hinds, ‘16 Jones (National Champs), ‘15 LSU-Eunice (National Champs), ‘14 Hinds (National Runner-Ups), ‘13 LSU-Eunice (National Runner-Ups), ‘12 LSU-Eunice (National Champs), ‘11 Jones (National Runner-Ups), ‘10 LSU-Eunice (National Champs),
This year's talent is lead by two of the top guys at the Division 2 level in the country. The Pre-Season Pitcher of the Year goes to Jones County’s Lane Thompson (Tulane). On the Offensive side of the ball, the Pre-Season Player of the Year goes to LSU-Eunice’s River Town (DBU).Read more