The Scottsdale Community College baseball team has moved within a game of Chandler-Gilbert for second place in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference after winning seven of its last eight games. The Artichokes are 22-11 in conference; 34-19 overall.
The Artichokes are 22-11 in conference; 34-19 overall.
SCC’s play elevated it to seventh in the NJCAA Division II rankings. The Artichokes have already clinched the ACCAC Division II regular-season title.
CGCC is 24-11 and 37-12 overall, but has lost five of its past 10 games, forcing the Coyotes out of the NJCAA Division II Top 20.
The ACCAC regular season ends this weekend, with both teams headed to the ACCAC regional playoffs which begin Friday.
FROM MCC to North Texas
Adam McCoy, the leading scorer for Mesa Community College’s men’s basketball team this season, has signed to play at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.
McCoy averaged 18.4 points per game and shot 84 percent from the free throw line during the 2006-2007 season.
He was named ACCAC player of the week earlier this year for his efforts against Pima Community College (28 points, 13 rebounds) and Chandler-Gilbert (35 points, eight rebounds).
Mesa’s softball team is ranked third in NJCAA Division II, and is positioned to face top-ranked Phoenix College in next weekend’s ACCAC regionals.
MCC is 46-18 overall and 20-12 in conference, losing its past two games to Eastern Arizona, which is ranked fifth in NJCAA Division I.
MCC’s baseball team is close to locking up the second spot in ACCAC Division II and could face seventh-ranked Scottsdale in regional play next weekend.
The MCC men’s golf team heads to Rio Rico for regional play this weekend as it tries to qualify for nationals in Scottsboro, Ala., May 22-25. The women’s team has already qualified for nationals in Daytona Beach, Fla., the week of May 14-17.
MCC Athletic Awards
MCC will hold its annual athletic awards banquet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Kirk Student Center on campus.
Mark Whipple, quarterbacks coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers the past three seasons, will be the main speaker.
Whipple played on a state championship team at Phoenix Camelback under current Gilbert High coach Jesse Parker and later, as a coach, won a Division I-AA national championship in 1998.