Generals Head to Scranton, PA, for East District Championship Starting May 19
SUNY Sullivan Men’s Baseball Team are the 2023 NJCAA Region XV D2 Champions thanks to two thrilling come-from-behind wins last weekend. The Generals head to Scranton, PA, this weekend to compete in the Northeast District Championship Tournament, the winner of which will advance to the 2023 NJCAA College Baseball World Series in Enid, Oklahoma.
The Generals defeated Westchester Community College 8-4 Friday night, followed by a 7-5 win over Rockland Community College on Saturday to earn the team’s third regional championship in school history and the first since 2011. After celebrating on the field in Suffern, the Generals took their trophy back to the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse, where the team and family members celebrated the graduation of four teammates who had missed the College’s commencement earlier in the day.
“It was a great day,” said SUNY Sullivan Director of Athletics & Recreation and Dean of Student Development Services Chris DePew, who called it a “special doubleheader–win a regional baseball championship in the morning and graduate just a few hours later.”
The Generals improve to 21-17 on the season and will play Delaware Tech Friday, May 19, at 11 am in the East District Championship next weekend in Scranton. The winner of that game will play the winner of Lackawanna College (PA) vs. UConn-Avery Point (CT) for a trip to the 2023 NJCAA College Baseball World Series. This will be the fourth trip to the district tournament in the history of the College.
“The team worked hard to make it to the region championship, and we were thrilled to win all three tournament games to earn the title of Region XV Champions,” said Head Coach Randy Delanoy. “The guys came together to pull off three consecutive wins against two higher-seeded teams. We are looking forward to the district tournament this weekend.”
“I am extremely proud of this group,” said DePew. “The way they support each other and pick each other up is something special. They deserve this opportunity, and I’m extremely happy for all of them. Their accomplishments this season have made us proud.”
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May 17, 2023.