The spring semester brings warm weather and a new selection of SCCC teams to cheer for. The Men’s Baseball team will play their home opener against Bronx Community College on April 1, and will be playing Queensborough Community College on April 7.
The team began the season in a warmer part of the country, specifically, Martinsville, Virginia; they played Patrick Henry Community College four times in two days, and lost every game. In four games, the Sharks only scored six runs. Coming back to the Island, the Sharks faced Nassau Community College, a frequent rival, and lost 6-5. While it is early in the season, there is plenty of room for improvement, and plenty of games to be played.
The Men’s Baseball team is coached by longtime coach, Eric Brown. Brown has spent 25 years as head coach for the Sharks, amassing a favorable 540-286-4 record, with 4 regional championships. Coach Brown has been named Coach of the Year four times, and his teams have received four sportsmanship awards.
This year’s team is made up of 16 freshmen and 14 returning players, producing a good balance and plenty of work for Coach Brown. The season has started as poorly as it could have, but with an experienced coach like Brown, only time will tell where this team stacks up.