SMCC looks to build upon a fall baseball season and a spring trip to Myrtle Beach in which they compiled a collective 9-14 record. In fall ball, this SMCC Baseball squad managed to put together a 6-7 record before the spring portion of the season was initiated.
On Tuesday March 15, SMCC played in their first contest of the spring during the trip to Myrtle Beach. Camden County College of New Jersey proved to be the superior team on that day. Cam Brochu knocked in two runs on the day, while Kyle Reichart had a three run shot in the second.
Soon after, SMCC squared off against the Skipjacks of Chesapeake College. The Skipjacks left SMCC in the dust early on, and the Seawolves were able to narrowly avoid the no hitter. SMCC finished the day down 0-2 losing the second game 14-0.
Perhaps the most memorable moment of the young season came from the second day of the trip. Starting infielder, Kyle Reichart was sent to the hospital after sustaining an injury during batting practice. After staring a 9-4 deficit in the face, SMCC rallied their way back into the game. Homeruns from Caleb Burpe, Juan Espinosa and Cam Brochu brought SMCC back into the game coupled with timely hitting. Down 10-12, Kyle Reichart knocked a 3 run, walk off shot after returning from the hospital.
The second half included a matchup between St. Clair Community College and SMCC. A hard fought contest from the onset, freshman pitcher Caleb Chamber showed promise after he give up a three run homer early on. He did not go on to allow another earned run, but the SMCC offense could not keep stride with St. Clair. One thing did remain constant however, and that was the Mr. Reichart’s bat. For the third time over the duration of the spring trip, Kyle Reichart was able to hit three home runs, one of which was a walk off.
On Thursday March 17, SMCC went on take one contest, and drop another against Cumberland and Mohawk College. Against Cumberland College, it was a close game up until the fifth when SMCC gave up eight runs in the last two innings. Mohawk College proved to be not as harsh of a test, with SMCC coming out with the win 7-2.
For the last stop of the trip, SMCC would go on to lose once again to Chesapeake College in six innings. SMCC couldn’t even get on the scoreboard, as
the game was conceded after six innings.
The March 26 games were slated as a doubleheader vs. Holyoke Community College and after all was said and done, SMCC split the day with a loss in the morning 2-9, and a win in the afternoon 7-4.
The April 1st and April 3rd games were both postponed due to poor weather. On Sunday, April 10th the Seawolves took to the diamond to play a doubleheader against the UMPI Owls. While the weather was a bit on the brisk side for baseball, the Wolves would walk off the diamond with two one run wins. For game highlights, visit the official SMCC Athletics website which can be found on the SMCC portal under Student Life. The SMCC Baseball matches up with Northern Essex Community College on Tuesday, April 12th at 3:30 at The Graves Athletic Fields at SMCC. Friday, April 15th, SMCC is slated to face The College of Saint Joseph’s of Vermont, at home with the first pitch at 3:30. The next day, Saturday April 16 includes a doubleheader starting at noon, again vs. St. Joes.