TJC wins the baseball National Championship, bookends the World Series run in Tyler with another trophy

TJC wins the baseball National Championship, bookends the World Series run in Tyler with another trophy
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Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 12:38am

The Tyler Junior College Apaches baseball team are the 2014 NJCAA Division 3 World Series Champions.

With one final strikeout, the Apaches beat the number one ranked Cumberland County Dukes from New Jersey, 6-3, and claimed the 50th national championship in the athletic department's history.

The game got started at 7:00 PM, but after only half an inning, the rain came in, and the game didn't start back up until 20 minutes before 10:00 PM.

But when play resumed, many Tyler fans were still in the stands, and got the chance to see their Apaches dog pile on the baseball diamond, and hoist the championship trophy.

This championship series has been held at Mike Carter Field for eight seasons.

In 2007, TJC won the championship, which was the first year the series was in Tyler, and now they have book ended the event's run in east Texas with yet another title.

Among many accolades, Anthony Soriano was named series MVP, and TJC head coach Doug Wren was honored as best coach for the series as well.

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