The North Central Missouri College baseball team is five games deep into their spring break trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and, to this point, the Pirates are finding good success, winning three games and losing two. In all FIVE games, NCMC has out-hit it opponent, and both losses were only by one run, including a 13-inning defeat on Sunday. Head coach Donnie Hillerman says his team is 'playing solid baseball'.
On Monday, the Pirates pounded Jamestown Community College of New York by a final score of 17-1, with Trenton Troyer picking up the pitching win, tossing three innings of three-hit, one-run baseball. The game was called after five innings due to the run rule. North Central scored a single run in the first inning, two in the second, six in the third, three in the fourth, and five runs in the fifth inning.
In game two on Monday, North Central blasted the County College of Morris, New Jersey by a final score of 10-2. The Pirates offense connected for 15 hits, while starting pitcher Derek Mann got the victory, tossing five innings of two-hit, two-run baseball. Sophomore Tyler Marion went 4-for-5, with three runs scored and three RBI's. Freshman Tyler Rathmann had two hits and two RBI's.
NCMC suffered a tough loss in Monday's third game of the day, with Lackawanna Community College of Pennsylvania slipping by the Pirates by a score of 6-5. James Ball got the loss on the pitching mound for North Central.