Softball, Golf Teams Head down the Final Stretch with Gusto
College of Southern Maryland spring athletic teams are gearing up for National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) regional championships and a chance at nationals.
The Lady Hawks softball team, with a 19-7 regular season record and led by Head Coach Mike Gardner, made the Region XX Tournament and will begin play May 3 at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Md. We are the fourth seed and play the fifth-seeded Hagerstown Hawks at noon, said CSM Athletics Coordinator Nick Williams. The winner of the CSM and Chesapeake College game will play Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville at 4 p.m., May 3. The winner of the tournament will go on to the NJCAA Division II Softball National Championship May 15-18 in Clinton, Mississippi.
Since the softball program began at CSM in 1979, the Lady Hawks have six NJCAA tournament appearances. They are seven-time Region XX champions and eight-time Maryland Junior College (MDJUCO) champions.
To follow the Lady Hawks progress in the Region XX Softball Tournament, visit http://njcaa.org/sports_regionalChampionship.cfm?category=Region%2FDistrict%20Championship&sid=48&divid=2&slid=14
The Hawks golf team, led by Head Coach Ned Spearbeck, earned a spot in the Region XX Tournament and will begin play May 3 at Pittsburgh National Golf Course in Pittsburgh. We have a chance to qualify for the National Tournament being held at Goose Pond Colony Golf Course in Alabama, said Williams.
The golf program produced a national champion, Roger Welch, in 2002 and has 12 individual NJCAA tournament appearances. They are two-time Region XX champions and five-time MDJUCO champions.
To follow the Hawks progress in the NJCAA Division II Region XX Tournament, visit http://njcaa.org/sports_regionalChampionship.cfm?category=Region%2FDistrict%20Championship&sid=13&divid=2&slid=6.