How Matt Clingersmith turned NCCC baseball into a junior college powerhouse
Niagara County Community College’s baseball program has come a long way in Matt Clingersmith’s 11 years as head coach.
It has come so far, in fact, that it’s hard to believe where it once was.
The Thunderwolves have qualified for the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Division III World Series five times in the last nine years, the only five appearances in school history.
Hamptons College Baseball Pitches in to Help Community
Tired of watching a Mets player get hurt every game? Can’t make the trek to the Bronx to catch the Yankees? Luckily, there’s still a way for you to watch good baseball right here on the East End.
The Hamptons College Baseball League (HCBL) is a summer baseball league with seven teams on the North and South Fork with rosters made up of college baseball players from some of the most competitive programs in the country. HCBL routinely features players taken in the MLB draft and has seen six players reach the major leagues, while over 100 have gone on to play minor league baseball. The coaches primarily come from area colleges, but you can find former MLB All-Star and New York Yankee Neal Heaton in the dugout for the Long Island Road Warriors.
Wellington Heat defeat Iowa at NBC World Series
WICHITA, Kansas — The Wellington (Kansas) Heat scored seven runs in the first four innings to hand the USA National Team represented by the University of Iowa a 7-3 defeat in its opening game of the NBC World Series Sunday night at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita, Kansas.
“We played a team that swung the bats well tonight and battled hard,” said UI head coach Rick Heller. “They put the ball in play and a lot of ground balls found holes. Early on I thought our at bats were solid until about the sixth or seventh inning.”