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MDC Baseball Team Clinches 2013 Southern Conference Title

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The MDC Baseball program now holds 28 Southern Conference Titles, 10 State Titles, and two National Championships.

Miami, April 12, 2013 - The Miami Dade College (MDC) Baseball team has clinched the 2013 Southern Conference Championship.  The team is currently ranked No. 2 in the latest FCSAA Region VIII Baseball Poll with a record of 32-6, 16-3 in conference. As of the April 10th NJCAA National Poll, the Sharks rank 11th in the nation. The MDC Baseball team has scored 328 runs, batted in 289 RBI’s, and has.358 batting average.

With this year’s Southern Conference Championship it will qualify the Sharks for their first trip to the FCSAA State Tournament in two years, and Head Coach Danny Price’s first trip as a Shark. Last season they faced a disappointing loss in the Southern Conference Tournament and were knocked out of qualifying for the state tournament.  The MDC Baseball program now holds 28 Southern Conference Titles, 10 State Titles, and two National Championships. They are looking forward to adding more to the college’s baseball history.

Head Coach Danny Price believes this is the best team he has coached while at MDC.  ”The team is deeper and we’ve stayed healthy in key positions,” he said, noting that there is still work to be done and the team is taking one game at a time.

Leading the way for the Sharks is freshman Victor Caratini, who has hit seven homeruns, 62 RBIs and batting .378 so far on the season. Undefeated pitcher Kyle Carter has a record of 6-0 with a 1.71 ERA. The pitching staff has a combined ERA of 2.67 and compiled 298 strikeouts on the season.

The MDC Baseball team will finish conference playoffs in the next week and will travel to Lakeland, FL to participate in the FCSAA State Tournament May 9-13, 2013 and a chance to win the state title and qualify for the NJCAA National Tournament in Grand Junction, Colorado.

MDC’s athletic teams have earned a total of 33 NJCAA titles, including 13 in women’s sports. Most recently, the softball team became 2010 national champions. For more information on the state tournament, visit www.thefcsaa.com/state-tournament

MDC’s intercollegiate athletic program works in partnership with its dynamic, multi-cultural community to provide accessible and high quality guidance and direction by keeping the needs of the student-athlete at the center of decision-making. Only the highest standards of sportsmanship and conduct are expected of students, coaches, staff, and administrators associated with the intercollegiate athletic and club sports program at MDC.

For more information about MDC’s athletic program, contact Alysia Dyer at 305-237-2193 or adyer@mdc.edu.

Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist
Kai Hill, 305-237-3359, khill1@mdc.edu, media specialist
Roxana Romero, 305-237-3366, rromero3@mdc.edu, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482, arios1@mdc.edu




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