Niagara County Community College recently returned home from another successful spring training trip to sunny Florida. The Thunderwolves, who have moved back up to No. 5 in the latest NJCAA DIII poll, finished with a 10-2 mark.
Rowan-Gloucester 16, Niagara CCC 0 (5 inn.)
Niagara CCC 17, Prince George's CC 3 (5 inn.)
Freshman Vincent Chiarenza was 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBIs in the win. Classmate Matt Kruszka was 2-for-3 with four RBIs and sophomore Noah Thompson added three RBIs of his own. Second-year pitcher Jarod Burmaster struck out seven over four innings to earn the win.
Niagara CCC 2, Sussex CCC 1
Niagara CCC 9, Sussex CCC 8
Niagara CCC 8, Jackson College 7
Cross was 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs in the come-from-behind win. Chiarenza and Matt Kruszka each had two hits and two RBIs.
Academy Baseball 7, Niagara CCC 6
Freshman Aaron Potter was 2-for-3 with five RBIs in defeat. Rivera added two hits, two runs and three stolen bases.
Niagara CCC 11, Waubonsee CC 9 (10 inn.)
Niagara CCC 4, Dakota CTC 2 (8 inn.)
Rivera clubbed a three-run home run in the victory. Burmaster earned a no decision despite striking out nine in six innings of work. Freshman Keegan Ernest moved to 2-0 out of the bullpen and Joe Kruszka earned his third save.
Niagara CCC 5, Dakota CTC 2
Niagara CCC 5, Warner JV 1 (5 inn.)
In a game shortened by rain, sophomore C.J. Gonzales allowed just five hits and struck out eight. Cross ripped a two-run home run and Thompson had an RBI and two runs scored.
Niagara CCC 3, Cannoniers Academy 0
Niagara CCC 12, Sussex CCC 6