Baseball Gets A High Five!
March 26, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Coupling a sparkling start with a solid, first-place showing in the GSAC, The Master’s College baseball team has caught the eye of coaches around the country in the first regular-season edition of the 2013 NAIA Baseball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, tabbing the Mustangs as the nation’s No. 5 squad. This is first time TMC baseball has been ranked amongst the NAIA's top five teams.
More than two months into the 2013 campaign, the Mustangs are 26-9 overall and 18-6 in the GSAC where they enjoy a 3½-game lead over second-place Concordia, the country’s 13th-ranked club.
Commenting on his team’s lofty ranking, 17th-year head coach Monte Brooks said, “Thank the Lord for this experience! We’re extremely excited! It’s an honor for the coaches across the country to recognize us as a baseball program that’s having a tremendous season. On the flip side, we know that we still have a lot of season left to play."
“These kids have done very well. It’s been true of many teams that our goals are short and tend to zoom in on the minor things. Focusing on one pitch at a time and one hit at a time is how we are going to approach the coming games. We feel when you take that approach it removes all the other distractions and variables that would prohibit you from playing to your max potential.”
The Mustangs and Concordia put their freshly-minted rankings on the line this week in a three-game series in Irvine, meeting in a single game on Wednesday before battling in a doubleheader a day later. The Mustangs took two of three from the Eagles back in early February.
To view the complete 2013 NAIA Baseball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, click here.