The 2018 Cyclones Baseball team is on the way to the NJCAA Division III Baseball World Series after storming its way to the top of the Region XIII championship.
The tournament, played May 16-19 at Dick Putz and Faber Fields here in St. Cloud, included three nationally ranked teams – Itasca, Riverland, and Century. The Cyclones took on Itasca first on May 16 and won 12-9. The next day, the team took on Riverland and handed them a 6-0 defeat. On May 18, SCTCC took on Century and won with a close 7-6.
Saturday, May 19, was the championship game in the double-elimination bracket, and the Cyclones faced Century again. After losing the first game 13-6, the Cyclones came back for game two and beat Century 5-0 for the NJCAA DIII Region XIII Championship and the MCAC State Championship.
Logan Aleshire and Luis Massa Ortiz were named MVPs of the tournament.
The NJCAA World Series will be held May 26-31 in Greenville, Tenn.