With the weather warming up and Spring just nearly around the corner, it's that time of year again where Baseball season shifts into full gear. With that said, the Mustangs Men's Baseball team of Montgomery County Community College are eager to start the 2016-2017 season.
Last year the Mustangs ended with an overall record of 10-2. Coaching the Mustangs this year is Mike Fitzgerald. He was formerly last year's assistant coach, but this time he's calling all the shots.
As part of his experience prior to coaching the Mustangs, he has partaken in coaching high school baseball for 6 years, the American Legion baseball program for 6 years. During that time frame, his teams locked down 2 championship wins, 1 trip to regionals, and 1 trip to states.
Additionally, he has spent 4 summers coaching at the Mickey Owen Baseball School in Missouri, along with 1 winter break with Mickey Owen in Bradenton, Florida.
Despite a new and young team, Fitzgerald has high hopes for a good season.
Fitzgerald comments, "I am very excited about the opportunity that Montgomery County Community College has given me. One of my goals is to see every player that comes through our system move on to the next level, not only in baseball but in life as well."
He is a firm believer that many lessons on the field are applicable to life itself.
The 2017 season is comprised of 10 conference games, with a total of 20 overall competition games. However, this is subject to change as the Mustangs have 10 other prospective games that are in the midst of scheduling.
The team will be traveling to neighboring counties throughout Pennsylvania, as well as several locations in New Jersey.
Opening day will be away on Sunday, March 26th against the Dukes of Cumberland County College at 12:00 p.m..
The Mustangs are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XIX and the Eastern Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (EPAC). Fans are encouraged to follow the Mustangs at https://mustangsathletics.com and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MC3Mustangs and Twitterhttps://twitter.com/MC3Mustangs.