The 2017 Guilford Tech Titans baseball team ended their historic season this past Monday when they fell just short of an NJCAA World Series berth with a loss in the Southeast District Championship game in Morehead City, NC.
This ended the most successful season to date for the Titans as they set a school record for wins with 30. There were also 17 individual season and career total records either tied or broken this season as well as 9 team records that were broken.
The Titans remarkable run comes despite facing nearly insurmountable program limitations and shortcomings in comparison to all the other community college programs in North Carolina, with the biggest being no dedicated field/facility to call their own- the only program in the entire region that faces such a challenge every year.
Kudos to the Titan players for overcoming these odds and putting together a great season!
2017 GTCC Baseball Accolades
Colin Lipke- 1st team All-Region X Infield
Ryan Caveness- 2nd team All-Region X Catcher
Juan Garcia- 2nd team All-Region X Designated Hitter
2017 GTCC Baseball Individual Season Records Set
Colin Lipke- Games played (50), Hits (66), Runs (55), Doubles (18)
Ryan Caveness- Home runs (14)
Cory Everett- At bats (177), Doubles (18)
Ben White- Pitching Appearances (19)
Chris Kernen- Starts (17), Innings Pitched (91.1), Strikeouts (87)
Will Hicks Wins (8)
2017 GTCC Baseball Career Records Set
Colin Lipke- Hits (104), Batting Average (.409), Runs (80), Doubles (27), RBI’s (68)
2017 GTCC Baseball Team Records Set
Games Played (52)
Home Runs (77)
Innings Pitched (376.1)
Colin Lipke (Ragsdale)
Ryan Caveness (Southern Guilford)
Ben White (High Point Christian)
Chris Kernen (Northwest Guilford)
Will Hicks (Providence Grove)
*****Courtesy of GTCC Titans’ head baseball coach, John Barrow*****