Vikings Host Weekend Series
The Jefferson College baseball team will plays its first home games of the 2017 season this weekend vs. Joliet Junior College. The Vikings will play Joliet in a 4-game series beginning Friday at 2pm. There is a doubleheader scheduled for 12 pm on Saturday and the series will conclude with a single game starting at noon on Sunday. The Vikings have opened its first 11 games on the road and currently have a 6-5 record. These will be the first home games since the recent bleacher renovation and addition of chair-back seating to the baseball field.
Former Viking Earns Pitcher of the Week Honors
Former Viking pitcher, Pat Schnieders, earned Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week Honors for his performance on the mound this past Saturday. Schnieders, currently a senior at University of Evansville, pitched 5 innings of hitless baseball while striking out 11 batters in their game vs. University of Central Arkansas.
Vikings Split for Second Consecutive Weekend
The Viking baseball team earned their second consecutive weekend split by going 2-2 in their 4 games in Meridian, Mississippi. The Vikings also split their opening weekend in Millington, Tennessee bringing the overall record to 4 wins and 4 losses. The Vikings are back in action Friday and Saturday in Wilburton, Oklahoma with a 3-game series vs Eastern Oklahoma State College.
2017 Exposure Camp Results
View results from the camp held in February.
Vikings Open 2017 Season February 11th
The 2017 Vikings baseball team will open their season on February 11th in Millington, TN. The Vikings return several players from a successful 2016 season that saw them win 40+ games, win a 10th straight conference championship, and finish the season ranked in the Top 25 of the final NJCAA poll.
Two Sophomores Earn Pre-Season Recognition
Sophomores Spencer Juergens (Washington, MO) and Ryan Mantle (Linn, MO) were recognized by Perfect Game as being one of the Top 100 Junior College Prospects for the 2017 MLB Draft. Juergens is committed to the University of Houston for his junior season and Mantle is committed to Creighton University. The Vikings open the 2017 season on February 11th in Millington, Tennessee.
Seventh Viking Makes Commitment
Sophomore outfielder Ryan Fish (Oak Park, IL) signed with University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) on the final day of the NCAA early signing period. UTRGV is an NCAA Division-I Institution that plays in the Western Athletic Conference. Fish is the 7th member of the 2016-2017 Vikings to sign with an NCAA Division-I institution.
Six Vikings Commit to NCAA Division-I Schools
The Jefferson College baseball program had six current players commit to 4-year institutions in the NCAA early signing period. Infielders Jordan Hovey (Edwardsville, IL) and Ryan Mantle (Linn, MO) committed to Creighton University of the Big East Conference. Outfielders Justin Dirden (Ft. Zumwalt North) and Peyton Faulkner (Caruthersville, MO) committed to Southeast Missouri State University of the Ohio Valley Conference. Pitcher Spencer Juergens (St. Francis Borgia) committed to the University of Houston of the American Athletic Conference. Pitcher Troy Newell (Ft. Zumwalt South) committed to Western Kentucky University of Conference USA. The Vikings open the 2017 season on February 11th in Millington, Tennessee.
2016 Showcase Camp Results
View all results from the Showcase camp that was held in October.
Vikings Have 7 Earn All-Conference Honors
The Vikings led the Midwest Community College Athletic Conference by having 6 players named to the All-Conference Team. Viking players Anthony Herron, Doug Still, Keith Grieshaber, Matt Brown, Carter Hanford, and Dalton Horstmeier were all named to the 1st Team. Outfielder Matt Scheibel earned honorable mention honors. The Vikings finished the 2016 season with final record of 41-18, earned a 10th straight MCCAC Championship, and finished ranked 19th in the final NJCAA National Poll.