CSN baseball team eyeing second national championship

The College of Southern Nevada baseball team has been a powerhouse since first taking the field in 2000, culminating with a Junior College World Series championship in 2003.

Led by 17-year-old freshman phenom Bryce Harper, the Coyotes (49-14) are on the cusp of another national title, and begin play at the World Series in Grand Junction, Colo., at 6:30 p.m. May 29, opening against Pitt (N.C.) Community College.

Harper (.442 batting average, 29 home runs, 89 RBIs), a leading candidate to be the top overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft on June 7, went 6-for-6 with four home runs and 10 RBIs on May 22 to help CSN sink Central Arizona, 25-11, in the NJCAA Western District Tournament, clinching a spot in the World Series.

While Harper, who leads CSN in most offensive categories, has deservedly received the majority of attention, Marvin Campbell (12 HR, 61 RBIs), Trevor Kirk (.378), Trent Cook (.375) and Gabe Weidenaar (.373) also have contributed heavily at the plate, and pitchers Donn Roach (11-3), Bryan Harper (10-1) and Joe Robinson (9-1) have led the team on the mound.

All of the Coyotes’ World Series games can be heard live on Network1Sports.com.

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