ENID, OK – The Northeast Community College baseball team opened play during the 2019 NJCAA Division II World Series over the weekend in Enid, Oklahoma.
The community college out of Norfolk entered as the #7 seed and edged #10 Monroe Community College (13-12) on Sunday from David Allen Memorial Ballpark.
Bryce Walker (Papillion) and Drew Smith (Elkhorn) combined 8-for-8 at the plate.
Monroe CC took the lead after a four-run third inning at 8-7. After Monroe CC tacked on three more runs in the fifth to lead 11-9, NECC posted a four-run eighth and held their opponent to one run in the top of the ninth to win 13-12. Northeast also out hit Monroe (16-14).
Moving into Monday’s second round contest against the second-seeded Madison College, both teams put up a football score including a pair of 10-run innings.
Madison College scored three runs in the first, second and third; two in the fourth but had an early 10-run third. The Hawks tallied single runs in the first and second; two in the third and had their 10-run inning during the fifth. Madison ran away with the 21-14 win dropping Northeast Community College to an elimination game with a 35-19 record.
NECC will next face #6 Lincoln Land Community College at 9 a.m. Tuesday on the campus of Northern Oklahoma College- Enid in Enid.