Triton to Host Baseball Regionals

Triton will host the NJCAA Region IV Division I baseball tournament May 9-11 at Symonds-Puckett Field. The Trojans who finished the regular season 24-21 earned the top-seed in the four-team double-elimination tournament and will play Thursday at Noon against fourth seeded Olive-Harvey College. Defending Region IV champions South Suburban College (28-13) is the two-seed and will play third seed Kishwaukee College (13-27) in the second tournament game at 3 p.m. on Thursday. Visit the Triton baseball page and click the 2013 Region IV tournament link with updated results and game schedules.

Chris Rivera

Sport: Baseball

Position: Pitcher

Year: FR

Height: 6'1"

Weight: 217

About : The freshman from Taft out-dueled South Suburban's ace Joe Greenfield to help give Triton a key 4-1 road victory over their Region IV Division I rival April 4. Rivera allowed one earned run on seven hits. But what sparked Rivera's strong outing was throwing an efficient 109 pitches. "The bottom line was that he threw a lot of strikes today and kept his pitch count down," head coach Harry Torgerson said about Rivera. "Even when South Suburban started to rally, he was able to get them to hit several ground balls and lazy pop flies and credit our defense for making plays behind him."

Harry Torgerson

Sport: Baseball





About : Coach Torgerson on the Trojans big three-run sixth inning that lifted Triton to a 4-1 win April 4 at South Suburban College. "That inning was a perfect example of Trojan baseball," Torgerson said. "We have good team speed and always tell the team about putting the ball in play and making contact. That's how we've been winning all year."