Miami Dade College’s (MDC) men’s baseball team claimed the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) State Championship title on May 14 after defeating nationally ranked #13 Polk State College 4-2, catapulting them to participate in the JUCO World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado, May 24-31.
The last time the Sharks won the state title was in 2001, making this their 11th state title, and it is the first state title for Head Coach Danny Price in his 4th season at MDC. Coach Price was also named Coach of the Year for the State of Florida and for the Southern Conference.
The men’s baseball team clinched its 29th Southern Conference Championship title with an overall record of 30 wins and 14 losses, and a conference record of 17-6. Concluding the six games they played in the state tournament, they will enter the NJCAA National Tournament with an overall record of 36-15. The Sharks baseball team has won 2 national championship titles in the past, 1964 and 1981
“It was a great tournament and to get out and represent the State of Florida is a great honor. We had to come from the loser’s bracket and fight hard to earn this title and it is a honor to represent the college and the conference. The team showed a lot of heart and character to come out of this tournament on top.”
While at the state tournament the Sharks claimed Southern Conference honors and had 7 players make the Southern Conference First and Second team. Freshman Darren Seferina made First Team FCSAA All-State team. At the conclusion of the tournament we had four players make the All-Tournament team. Sophomore Mandy Alvarez was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament. Also making the all-tournament team is Darren Seferina, freshman Jonathan Bermudez and Sophomore Marcos Barrios.