Centurion baseball champs

Centurion Staff

They came in as underdogs,
they emerged as champions.
Rookie Coach Mark Bohling
led Bucks baseball in double
wins over the weekend to
claim the Eastern
Pennsylvania Collegiate
Conference Baseball
Championship.
The Centurions were seeded
third in the tournament,
however they beat secondseed
Delaware County
Community College 13-5 on
Saturday May 3, then dismantled
top seed Luzerne
County Community College
9-5 at the tournament that
wrapped up on May 4 in
Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Bohling said the team was
confident going into the tournament,
despite having a regular
season conference record
of 3-5 and an 0-2 record
against Luzerne.
“Surprisingly we had a
pretty good attitude going
in,” said Bohling in a Bucks
press release. “The last two
games of the season, everybody
started hitting. Good
pitching is vital, but really
hot bats will carry you
through. We gave the team a
run for its money.”
Bohling credited the pitching
of Pat Boyle, 19, of
Yardley and 18-year-old
Craig Kieffer of Perkasie with
pulling the team through the
tournament.
Boyle pitched all nine
innings Saturday, then
stepped in to relieve Keiffer
in the ninth inning Sunday to
earn the save.
“Both pitched incredibly,”
said Bohling, “better than
they had all season. It was a
great finish.”
According to Bohling, other
standout players included
third baseman Ryan
Herrmann, 19, of Silverdale,
and utility player David
Mullen, 18, of Philadelphia,
who played left field during
the tournament.
Contact Mark Bohling at
(215)968-8443 or at his e-mail,
[email protected]
Baseball is one of seven
intercollegiate sports offered
at Bucks. To learn more, visit
www.bucks.edu/athletics.