Fairfield, CT – The 2012 Northeast Conference (NEC) Champion Sacred Heart baseball team was honored at halftime of the women's basketball game on Saturday afternoon. The returning Sacred Heart players and coaches were given their NEC championship rings.
The Pioneers have won back-to-back Northeast Conference Championship tournaments, earning two straight trips to the NCAA Tournament.
Last season the Pioneers went 19-13 in the NEC regular season before running the table in the NEC Tournament, pitching their way to a second straight title. The Pioneers have received complete game performances from junior Nick Leiningen (Millwood, NY), junior Kody Kerski (Waterbury, CT), and senior Troy Scribner (Washington Depot, CT) the past two NEC tournaments to secure both championships. All three pitchers return for the 2012-13 campaign.
Sacred Heart begins their quest for a three-peat on March 1st when they travel to take on Louisiana Lafayette.