PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – The Owens Community College men’s baseball team will look to advance to its third World Series national tournament as the Express compete in the NJCAA Region XII Men’s Baseball Championships later this week. The tournament will take place in Battle Creek, Mich., Wednesday-Saturday, May 8-11.
Led by Head Coach Devin Taylor, the Express will take a 14-27 overall record into the double elimination tournament where they will play Jackson Community College (23-15-2) at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8. If they would advance, the Express will play the Lakeland Community College (21-12)/Delta College (26-17) winner at 12 p.m. on Thursday, May 9. The championship game will occur at 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 11.
Teams participating in the tournament include Owens Community College, Jackson Community College, Lakeland Community College, Delta College, Grand Rapids Community College (21-25), Muskegon Community College (32-13), Lake Michigan College (17-23) and Kellogg Community College (30-14).
Taylor’s team finished the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference regular season with a 7-17 (fourth place) overall record.
The NJCAA Division II World Series will take place May 25 – June 1 in Enid, Okla.
Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.