Tyler Junior College

TJC, SPORTyler host eighth consecutive NJCAA Div. III World Series

Published Tuesday, 20th May 2014

For the eighth straight year, the Division III World Series is scheduled for Tyler. Two weeks ago, the Rose City hosted the NJCAA Division I Women’s National Tennis Tournament.

World Series sponsor is Dakotas Steak & Chop House. Dakotas owners Steve Hellmuth and Linda Rudd were introduced during Tuesday’s Media Day luncheon at Mike Carter Field.

Tournament participants include Herkimer County (New York) Community College (38-9), Waubonsee (Illinois) Community College (37-23), Tyler Junior College (38-17), Prince George’s (Maryland) Community College (12-21), St. Cloud (Minnesota) Technical & Community College (27-7), Suffolk County (New York) Community College (22-10), Cumberland County (New Jersey) College (46-8), and Northern Essex (Massachusetts) Community College (20-12).

“SPORTyler and Tyler Junior College are once again pleased to host the NJCAA D3 baseball World Series at Mike Carter Field,” Dr. Tim Drain, TJC athletic director, said. “It will be the eighth and final year that we have hosted this wonderful event.

“We sincerely thank Dakotas Steak & Chop House for being the presenting sponsor.”

The double-elimination tournament is headed to Kinston, N.C., for 2015-17.

The annual Kid’s Clinic is at 6 p.m. Thursday at Mike Carter Field. It will last until about 7:30 p.m. All Little League teams are welcomed, Drain said.

“We encourage all baseball fans to come out and support the tournament, as we not only support those participants in the tournament, but also have events to celebrate Memorial Day as well as a reunion of the 2007 Tyler Junior College national championship baseball team,” Drain said.

Action begins Saturday with Herkimer meeting Northern Essex at 9 a.m. The Apaches’ first game is set for noon against Suffolk County.

The opening ceremonies are set before the noon game and will include a flyover, color guard, national anthem and the ceremonial first pitch.

Between Game 2 and 3, the 2007 TJC national championship team will be honored.

Game 3 has Prince George’s vs. St. Cloud at 4 p.m., followed by Game 4 pitting Waubonsee vs. Cumberland at 8 p.m.

A tournament pass is $20, while single day passes are $5 (adult) and $3 (students/children). Children 10 and under and any Little League player in uniform gets in free.

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