A post season run by the North Iowa Area Community College baseball team will end at the Junior College World Series in Enid, Oklahoma. The Trojans advanced by rolling to three straight victories this past weekend at the North Plains District Tournament in Montana.
NIACC coach Travis Hergert says it started with the pitching staff as they all had good outings. He says the competition his team played in Iowa was a huge advantage at the district tournament.
“I kept telling people we ran through the gauntlet with our regional tournament and I felt we were best prepared when we went out there,” Hergert says. He says they saw good pitching, but were used to it and putting up 3 runs in the first innings of both games Saturday was huge.
Herget says they came into the tournament with bigger dreams than just being happy to get there. The Trojans open their first trip to the World Series on Saturday night when they play Madison College of Wisconsin in the opening round of the double elimination format.
“I keep telling our guys to enjoy this, this is something that noone can ever take away from you,” Herget says. He says it will be a wild ride that they hope to take to the end.