Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Do you know these guys?

The best team in Western New York that you have probably never heard of is the Niagara County Community College baseball team. The Trailblazers, 32-7 overall, are ranked No. 8 in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association poll and are headed to the Region III Final Four after a thrilling 12-4 win over Jamestown Community College today. NCCC poised to make a run at the Region III title this weekend in Herkimer with a possible spot in the Junior College World Series, which would be the first in program history.

Why don't you know about them? Just two years ago, NCCC baseball was what the Washington Nationals are to Major League Baseball...an easy win if you bring your bats in gloves.

What difference does two years make? A coach named Matt Clingersmith. He has spearheaded the rapid turnaround in Sanborn by keeping local talent here and heading up to Canada to compliment the locals. NCCC, Clingersmith and his players are a perfect example that dedication and commitment can take you just as far as talent!

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