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Baseball Tournament Win

The Hiwassee College Tigers Baseball Team heads to Mason, Ohio for the NCCAA World Series!

The Series will take place May 25-28 at Prasco Park in Mason. You can access live streaming footage of the World Series games, scores and standings and bracket information at the link below.

FOLLOW THE TIGERS AT THE  NCCAA  2016 WORLD SERIES BRACKET PAGE

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video_dl_productionsThe Hiwassee College Tigers hosted the 2016 NCCAA Mid East Regional this week with one goal in mind… win and move on to Mason. The Tigers came out hot with the bats and slugged their way to the programs first ever regional championship and trip to the NCCAA World Series.

The Tigers opened up tournament play as the #1 seed and played Morthland College in game one. The Tigers jumped out to an early lead and fought off the Patriots comeback attempt. Final Score HC-8 Morthland-5.

In the winner’s bracket semi-final, the Tigers trailed #2 seed Alice Lloyd early but battled back with an aggressive offensive attack to win 7-6. The win sent the Tigers into the Regional Championship game.

The Tigers faced a familiar foe in rival Johnson University in the championship game. The Tigers offense exploded in the first and never looked back. Another strong pitching performance from senior Zack Helms set the tone for the day. “Our offense is built around speed and causing chaos on the bases. We used that speed and that allowed our big bats to have a chance to drive runs in. This was our best all-around game in the tournament,” said Head Coach Shane Gardner.        HC-12  Johnson-2

“It’s a great feeling! This team is young and we overcame a slow start to get the offense rolling. Our seniors have been great and have helped lead this team to the World Series. I am so proud of the players, coaches, and everyone involved in making this possible,” said Head Coach Shane Gardner.

The Tigers await the seeding’s for the 2016 NCCAA World Series which is played at Prasco Park in Mason, Ohio. This will be the first trip in program history to a World Series. The dates for the World Series are May 25-28, 2016.

Our program year in and year out will play a very tough schedule with games against all divisions (NCCAA, NAIA, NCAA D2/D3, Junior College).

Our focus is on recruiting quality young men for our program. We have high expectations for our players both on the field and in the classroom. If you are interested in working out for our program, please call or email and we can set up a workout and campus visit for you.

To be eligible to play for the Tigers as a freshman, you will need to meet two of the following three requirements:

  • 2.0 GPA
  • 18 ACT
  • Ranked in the top 50% of graduating class

Our programs motto is “Play Loose, Play Fast, and Have FUN”
For more information about Tigers baseball, contact Coach Shane Gardner at baseball@hiwasee.edu.