Baseball Earns 16 Regional & Conference Honors

Baseball Earns 16 Regional & Conference Honors

The Mustangs baseball team blew away previous years' performances in 2013, with an overall record of 28-10 (.683) and a conference record of 7-3 (.700). The team competed in the Eastern Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (EPCA) of the prestigious NJCAA Region 19, along with powerhouse, nationally ranked clubs from no. 1 Gloucester County College, no. 9 Camden County College and no. 13 Brookdale Community College. 

Finishing the regular season with records well above .500, the Mustangs were seeded 6th in the Regional Tournament, facing off against the Jersey Blues of Brookdale Community College in the first round of playoffs. Despite a valiant playoff showing from the Mustangs, the Jersey Blues came out on top to conclude the Mustangs' season.

However, the efforts of the Mustangs did not go unnoticed, as the team racked up an historic 16 honors from the EPAC and Region 19 assocations.

Earning EPAC honors as members of the All-Conference Team are infielder Jake Mascio, infielder Anthony Pletscher, outfielder Don Woodruff and pitcher Jay Kluka. Catcher Eric Lewandowski, infielder Tyler Phifer and infielder Kyle Gaffney also earned Honorable Mention. 

Of special note is the election of pitcher Zach Wasson to the EPAC All-Conference Top Five for leading the Division III national standings in strike outs. His fellow pitcher Jay Kluka was nominated EPAC Player of the Year, giving the top honor to the Mustangs squad for the first time in history.

The Mustangs were also recognized with the Regional awards. Pitcher Jay Kluka and Kyle Gaffney were named to the NJCAA Region 19 Division III All-Region 3rd Team, while teammates Zach Wasson, Jake Mascio, Anthony Pletscher, Eric Lewandowski and Don Woodruff were awarded Honorable Mention.