WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. - Jan. 26 - The Erie Community College baseball team is picked fifth in the NJCAA Division III baseball poll, released today by the NJCAA.
The Kats, who were 30-18 in 2011, advanced to the 2011 NJCAA World Series and finished fourth. The World Series appearance was the fifth for ECC under head coach Joe Bauth.
Leading returnees for ECC include shortstop Joe Pantano (Fredonia, N.Y./St. Francis), a 2011 All-Region III selection, and sophomore left-handed pitcher Mike Tolsma (Tonwanda, N.Y./Tonawanda) and infielder Jesse Zellner (Tonawanda, N.Y./Tonawanda) who were All-Region III Tournament choices.