The Bucks County Community College Centurions baseball team has been chosen as the seventh seed in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Small College World Series. Bucks is playing the 10th seed, Bryant & Stratton College-Albany, on Monday, May 16, when the tournament opens in Dubois.
It’s the first time that Bucks has been invited to the tournament, and the first baseball team invited from the new Eastern States Athletic Conference.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for our baseball program, our student athletes and coaches, and Bucks County Community College,” said Matt Cipriano, the college’s director of student life and athletic programs. “We can’t wait to cheer them on.”
The Centurions received the invitation after they won their first ESAC conference championship by defeating Central Penn 14-5 on May 5 at Newtown. Josh McGee, a freshman out of Long Island, New York (Connetquot High School), batted in five runs, and Dalton Turner, a freshman from Langhorne (Neshaminy High School), knocked in four to power the team to victory. Both shared player of the game honors for their offensive performances.
The Centurions are led by head coach C.J. Brancato and assistant coach Andre Lihotz. The team finished the regular season with a record of 26-21-1.
The USCAA Small College World Series takes place May 16-19. Games will be livestreamed. Visit smallcollegeworldseries.com for more information.
Bucks County Community College sports are Division II, non-athletic scholarship and compete in the USCAA. Bucks offers six intercollegiate sports in the USCAA, in addition to eight club sports. Visit bucks.edu/athletics for more information.