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NECC Plans Home Run Derby and Alumni Day

Submitted by on September 23, 2014 – 3:44 pm
NECC baseball alumnus Joe Sousa participated in the last NECC Alumni Baseball game in 2010.

NECC baseball alumnus Joe Sousa participated in the last NECC Alumni Baseball game in 2010.

Did you ever play baseball at Northern Essex Community College? If so, the NECC athletic department is looking for you to attend its second Knights baseball Alumni Day featuring a home run derby, alumni game and barbeque on Sunday, October 19, from 2 to 6:30 p.m.

This event is open to the public. While alumni are invited to participate in the alumni game, all are invited to participate in the home-run-derby.

The baseball team has enjoyed impressive seasons over the last several years with four trips to the NJCAA World Series since 2006.

“This will be the second alumni day for baseball and we are very excited about bringing back all NECC alumni for this day,” said Susan MacAvoy, NECC’s athletic director. “This is a great day in which I personally enjoy seeing all the past student-athletes and catching up.  With the recent success of the NECC baseball program it would be great to have them all come back. There are so many that help build this program to where it is today it is a great way to celebrate the past but give to the future of the program.”

MacAvoy says the Alumni Day gives NECC baseball players an opportunity to connect and reminisce while showing support for the current student athletes.

Ticket prices are $25, $40, $100, to $150 depending on how many events you want to attend and if you want to sponsor an ad in the media guide.


The 2010 NECC alumni baseball team.

The 2010 NECC alumni baseball team.

The event will begin at 2 p.m. with registration and t-shirt distribution. The home-run derby begins at 2:30 p.m. followed by the alumni game at 3 p.m. The barbeque will follow from 4:45 to 6:30 p.m.

Proceeds for the event will support the NECC Knight baseball team for the upcoming 2015 baseball season.

Individuals must register online to participate in the alumni day events. To register, visit Eventbrite at by October 1. For additional information contact NECC Athletic Director Sue MacAvoy.

Northern Essex offers a number of different sports teams for both men and women including baseball, women’s volleyball, softball, women and men’s basketball, and women and men’s track and field. Additional information can be found on the NECC athletic official website of Northern Essex Athletics.