Knights Win Division Championship Game
It was a busy and productive weekend for the Northern Essex Community College Knights men’s baseball team. In addition to beating Bunker Hill Community College, 16 to 4, in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division XXI championship game, the team took nine out of the 20 spots on the All New England Selections. The championship was held this weekend at Massasoit Community College in Brockton.
Congratulations to 1st team members Patrick Parker of Wilmington, Lucas Reynolds of Manchester, NH, Domingo Cruz of Manchester, NH, Manuel Cabral of Tewksbury, Nick Goodin of Dracut and 2nd team members Keegan Pafford of Portsmouth, NH, Costas Tingas of Dracut, Derek Dolan of Lowell, and Shane Beauchemin of Manchester, NH.
The Coach of the Year award went to Coach Chris Shanahan. Manual Cabral was named The Defensive Player of the Year.
The NECC Knights entered the division championships, having won 17 straight games in a 25-7 season. The team led all Division 3 teams nationally in hitting with a .387 average.
Next stop is Texas where the Knights will play in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) tournament, May 17 through May 24. The Knights will play their first game Saturday, May 19, at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
The May 19 game will be broadcast live online at: