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Dallas College Eastfield Riding High Going Into NJCAA World Series

Last updated on May 19, 2023

Dallas College’s Eastfield Campus continues to have one of the top baseball programs in the country.

The Harvester Bees are returning to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III World Series as they clinched a berth by winning the NJCAA Division III South Central District last weekend.

The World Series will be held May 27-June 1 in Greeneville, Tennessee. Eastfield reached the national title game a year ago, falling to Herkimer (New York) College.

“Being able to go back to the World Series in back-to-back years is a testament to the players we have in this program,” Eastfield coach Michael Martin said. “We set expectations for our players every year and they are high. These guys have put in the work to reach those expectations and be where they are right now.

“I couldn’t be more proud of these young men.”

The Bees (45-11) will enter the World Series with plenty of momentum, riding a 13-game winning streak. For the season, the team is batting a combined .334 with 555 runs scored and 75 home runs. The pitching staff has a 4.00 ERA with 10 shutouts and 471 strikeouts.

Among the offensive leaders are first baseman Angel Rodriguez, who is batting .428 with a team-leading 15 home runs and 81 RBIs; outfielder Cade Conway, who is batting .367 with 12 home runs and 50 stolen bases; and infielder Gus Witt, who is batting .367 with 10 home runs and 69 RBIs.

Sophomore outfielder Jayden Morgan is peaking at the right time, too, as he had two home runs in Eastfield’s victory over Dallas College Richland on Saturday to secure a return to the World Series.

As Morgan described going back to the World Series stage, “It’s a big opportunity. We went to the championship last year in Tennessee and we plan on going back.”

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