PSC to meet familiar foes in district tourney
Potomac State College, Briarcliffe (N.Y) Community College and Louisburg (N.C.) Community College will all go head-to-head for the Eastern District Championship this Friday and Saturday, May 20-21, at Golden Park in Keyser.
The winner of the double-elimination tournament will earn a spot in the NJCAA Division I World Series, which will be held in Grand Junction, Colo.
This will be a rematch of 2002, when the same three teams met with the district title on the line. That year, Louisburg defeated Potomac State in the championship game.
"It's going to be a dogfight whoever wins it," said PSC head coach Doug Little. "All three teams are capable of winning it and I think all three are going to go at it pretty hard. It's going to be pretty balanced."
Briarcliffe and Louisburg will kick off the tournament with Game 1 on Friday at 10 a.m.
Potomac State will then take on the loser of Game 1 at either 1 p.m. or 20 minutes after the conclusion of the first contest.
Brett McClain will get the start for the Catamounts, as PSC will go with the rotation it used in the Region XX Tournament.
The Catamounts will stay on the field for Game 3 on Friday, when they will take on the winner of Game 1 at either 4 p.m. or 20 minutes following the end of Game 2. Enrique Garcia will get the nod for the Catamounts.
The championship round will begin on Saturday with Game 1 at 10 a.m., with Game 2 to follow, if necessary, at 1 p.m.