Written By: Mike Doughtie and Ahmad Graves-El
Late on a foggy night in Aston, PA, sophomore righthander Dan Goggin struck out the final two Spartan batters to seal the 6-4 Region XIX Championship for the 2017 Dukes Baseball Program.
Sophomore Tovine Potts was named the Region XIX Baseball Tournament MVP after batting .438 over the course of the four games, and driving in 6 RBIs. Potts delivered a big RBI single in the bottom of the 8th to tack on an insurance run, giving the Dukes a 6-4 lead entering the final frame.
The Dukes have now earned the #1 seed in the NJCAA DIII World Series. They will square-off against Surry Community College (NC) on Saturday May 27th at 12:30 PM to kick-off their chase for the program's first ever National Championship.