MCAC Baseball Players-of-the-Week

MCAC Baseball Players-of-the-Week

Rochester, Mn- 

Several baseball teams across the Minnesota College Athletic Conference are using the spring break in classes to get in some early season work as they prepare for the MCAC Baseball Season.  Three student-athletes stood out among their peers in the first weeks of competition and have recognized as MCAC Baseball Players-of-the-Week for their efforts. 





Isaac Rodriguez 


Itasca Community College 

Isaac Rodriguez, a center fielder from Itasca Community College, has been a force on the basepaths and at the plate for the Vikings.  

In 25 plate appearances through Saturday, March 10, Rodriquez has tallied 11 hits, including a double.  Along with hitting for a .440 average this week, the sophomore from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic has stolen five bases so far in 2018.

Rodriquez and his ICC teammates will head back to Minnesota from Tucson, Arizona this week. They are next scheduled to play at Bismarck, North Dakota,  where they will face Dawson CC and Bismarck State College in the Ben Berg Classic.



           CENTRAL DIVISION             

Kristian Garcia


Central Lakes College 


Kristian Garcia, a freshman, from Las Vegas, Nevada, got his Raider career off to a strong start for the week ending Sunday, March 11.

At the plate over the course of two games, Garcia went 3-for-7, with three RBI's and pair of home runs.  He accounted for three of the CLC runs in the two wins, a 4-3 triumph over the JV team of Mayville State University and a 10-7 win over California Miramar University. 

Central Lakes and Garcia will continue their spring break trip with contests in Tucson, Arizona against several NJCAA Division II and NCAA 4-year JV team opponents.  



             SOUTHERN DIVISION    

                        AJ Overton


Anoka-Ramsey Community College 

In his first outing of the 2018 spring baseball season, Golden Ram pitcher AJ Overton struck out six of the 14 batters he faced in his team's 9-2 victory over University of Wisconsin-Barron County.

In a contest played at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Overton picked up the win for ARCC with three innings of solid work.  He conceded just two hits and no earned runs, while throwing 30 pitches for strikes among the 43 he tossed on the day.  Overton did not walk a batter in the contest.

Anoka-Ramsey will face several NJCAA Division II programs and handful of four-year college JV squads as they travel to Tucson, Arizona for spring break baseball action.         


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The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State system.  The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions.  The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.

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