JJC Men’s Baseball Takes 6th in NJCAA World Series Tournament

The Joliet Junior College baseball team landed 6th place at the NJCAA Division III World Series in Tyler, Texas this week.

The Wolves had a good start to the World Series with a 7-4 victory over Westmoreland County Community College (PA) on Saturday, but would then fall 7-3 to Gloucester Community College (NJ) on Sunday and Eastfield College (TX) by a score of 5-3 yesterday.

The Wolves finish the 2011 season with a 40-23 overall record. This is the 8th year that JJC Baseball has finished with 40 or more wins in a season and the 14th year that the Wolves have won the Region IV Division III Championship.

The Wolves won their first game May 21 against Pennsylvania’s Westmoreland County Community College by a score of 7-4.

Bryan Davis led the offense with two hits and two RBIs, as Thomas Keating hit a two RBI double. Ethan Johnson picked up the win on the mound for JJC. He pitched for 5 2/3 innings while striking out four batters.

Yesterday, Joliet fell to Gloucester Community College (NJ) by a 7-3 score. Joliet only managed to put together four hits for their offense. Jay Modelski doubled, while Thomas Keating, Bryan Davis, and Rick Gazarek all had singles.

For series stats and information, visit the Tyler Junior College website.

The team won the 2008 World Series title and is lead by Head Coach Wayne King.

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