PLABA College Report for April 9

Playoffs Up Next For PLABA College Players

UMD Bulldogs Advance to NCC Finals

Prior Lake Jay Tony Doherty, freshman outfielder, advances with the UMD 9 with a great season ending string of victories to advance to playoffs in NCAA Division 2 college baseball in their inaugural season in the NCC.  The Bulldogs had been in the NSIC previously. The UMD Bulldogs will advance to North Central Conference Tournament facing MSU Mankato on Thursday May 12 in Omaha, NE.  The 'Dogs (10-10 NCC 26-22) captured 3 of 4 in their season finale series to capture a spot in the final 4. www.umdbulldogs.com

MCCC State Tourney Sends PL Players to Region Tourney

Prior Lake Mudcat pitcher Rob Tschimperle, Sophomore at Rochester Community Technical College, hosted Minnesota Community College Tournament 5/6-7 and finished in 4th place.  RCTC beat Central Lakes 3-2, lost to Ridgewater 3-2 before pounding Central Lakes CC 11-1 to lock the berth to Willmar.    The Yellowjackets will advance to District 13 junior college playoffs being hosted in Willmar by Ridgewater Community College.  Ridgewater was runner up defeating Mesabi 8-3, RCTC 3-2 before falling to Fergus Falls 4-3 in the Championship to also advance to Regional playoffs.  PL Jay Paul Busselman is a member of the host Ridgewater Warriors who were ranked 3rd in NJCAA baseball going into Tournament play. WWW.willmar.ridgewater.edu/baseball & www.njcaa.org/