DETROIT, Mich. -- The Marygrove College Mustangs baseball team is heading to the 2017 USCAA Baseball National Tournament!
The Mustangs received an at-large bid this afternoon for the United States Collegiate Athletics Association Baseball National Tournament, marking their first ever trip to nationals!
Marygrove is led by its seniors Chase Younkin (SR/Macomb, MI), Raleigh Wilson (SR/Harrison Township, MI), Juan Ventura (SR/Lawerence, MA), and Richie Velez (SR/Chicago, IL). These four seniors lead the Mustangs in multiple categories including: Batting Averages, Home Runs, Hits, Doubles, Stolen Bases, Slugging %, RBI's, and On Base %.
When asked about earning the program's first ever USCAA national bid, senior Chase Younkin said, "Getting a chance to extend my career and play more games with the guys is an absolute blessing. We are extremely grateful for this opportunity.".
Head Coach Ryan Kottke added, "This marks a great opportunity for the program to play meaningful games in May. The marathon of our long season has now turned into a 10 team sprint.".
The Marygrove College baseball team's final tournament seeding will be released tomorrow morning, as well as their opponent in the first round.
USCAA Schedule Outline:
Sunday, May 14th ||
Banquet || 2:00 p.m.
Coaches Meeting || 4:00 p.m.
Parade of Athletes || 7:15 p.m.
Home Run Derby || 7:30 p.m.
Monday, May 15th - Thursday, May 18th ||
10-Team Double Elimination Championship Play
Friday, May 19th ||
Rain Date If Necessary
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