PITTSBURGH-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
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
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on CCAC athletic programs, contact Athletic
Director Torey O'Donnell at 412.237.2533 or email@example.com