TYLER JUNIOR COLLEGE NEWS



[Baseball] Michael Morissette, Chase Evans help power TJC Apaches to win over New Jersey squad
The Tyler Junior College Apaches are one win away from playing for another national baseball championship.Michael Morissette and Chase Evans belted home runs to power the No. 3 Apaches to a 13-5 win over No. 2 Rowan-Gloucester (New Jersey) on Monday in the NJCAA Division III World Series at Pioneer Park in Greeneville, Tennessee.The Apaches (31-27) advance to meet No. 4 Oakton (Illinois) (42-16) in the undefeated game at 8 a.m. Tuesday. The winner moves on to the national championship game.


[Men's Golf] TJC golfers place seventh at national tournament
FOLEY, Ala. — The Tyler Junior College golf team finished seventh in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament that concluded on Thursday at Glen Lakes Golf Club.TJC's Tyler Kaman finished in the top 10 to receive All-America honors. Kaman, a freshman from Fredericksburg, placed eighth in the medalist race with a 2-under 286 (72-72-71-71) in the 72-hole tournament.


[Baseball] Baseball Captures First Round Win at World Series
Article Courtesy of Phil HicksDespite their starting time being pushed back more than six hours due to rain, the Tyler Junior College Apaches were ready to begin defense of their fourth straight World Series titles at Pioneer Park in Greeneville, Tennessee.First baseman Michael Morissette had a standout defensive play and added an inside-the-park home run as the No. 3 seeded Apaches scored a 10-2 seven-inning win over No. 6 Northern Essex (Massachusetts) that concluded early Sunday morning on the first day of the NJCAA Division III World Series.


[Baseball] Follow the Apaches at the 2018 NJCAA D3 Baseball World Series
The #3 seeded Apaches will face #6 seeded Northern Essex (MA) in first round tournament action on Saturday at 3:00pm central time at Pioneer Park in Greeneville, Tennessee.  Follow the links below for all the tournament information as it becomes available through the tournament staff, TJC Athletics, and Apache Baseball.*All the national tournament games will be live streamed through NJCAATV.com.  However, beginning this 2017-2018 season, the live stream of the national tournaments through NJCAA-TV will be on a pay-per-view basis.  The PPV costs will be $4.99 for a single game viewing pass and $12.99 for a tournament viewing pass.


[Men's Golf] Men's Golf Drops to 7th After Round 3
The TJC men's golf team shot a 3rd round score of nine over par 297 to fall to 7th place in the NJCAA DII Men's Golf Championships in Foley, Alabama.  Parkland College shot a blistering -11 as a team to take the overall lead.  Meridian and Mississippi Gulf Coast are in second and third, respectively.  Tyler Kaman shot a 1 under 71 today as in a tie for 8th place in the individual race.  Darryl Fulgham is also in the top 20, coming in at 18th after his 3rd round score of 74.Click HERE for complete results


[Baseball] Baseball Seeded 3rd and Plays Northern Essex in First Game
The Tyler Junior College Apaches will open the World Series Saturday at 3pm (central) where they will take on familiar foe Northern Essex (MA).  Tyler and Northern Essex have played the 4 times in World Series games since 2014, with TJC winning all four, including a 4-3 thriller in the 2016 championship game.  Northern Essex comes into this tournament as the 6th seed, sporting a 26-14 record.  They were the winners of District F, defeating Suffolk 7-5 to clinch another World Series bid.  Click HERE for the tournament website


[Softball] Apaches Drop Elimination Game to Chipola, Finish 7th At Nationals
On a day that started with the top 8 seeds still in action and finished with only 3 teams still standing, the #6 Apaches concluded their 2018 NJCAA National Tournament run tied for 7th after dropping an 8-0 decision to #2 Chipola (FL) in an elimination game on Friday afternoon. #5 College of Southern Idaho also finished tied for 7th with a 5-3 loss to Seminole State (OK) in the other elimination game on Friday.


[Baseball] Baseball Wins Thriller in Extras Over Brookhaven
Article Courtesy of Phil Hicks, Tyler Morning TelegraphPLANO — John Mike Bounds drove in the winning run in the 10th inning to rally Tyler Junior College to a 4-3 win over Brookhaven College on Friday and into the championship game of the District C Baseball Tournament at Graham Field.The Apaches (28-27) are one win away from their fifth straight trip to the NJCAA Division III World Series. TJC, which has won the past four national championships, will play in the championship game at 4 p.m. Saturday. If Tyler wins, it will head to the World Series, which is scheduled for May 26-31 in Greenville, Tennessee. However a loss, means another game will be necessary and it will be played at 2 p.m. Sunday.


[Men's Tennis] Men's Tennis Wins National Championship
Article Courtesy of Phil Hicks, Tyler Morning TelegraphTyler Junior College, a blue blood in juco tennis, returned to its net throne on Friday, capturing eight of the possible nine championship matches in securing the NJCAA Division I National Tennis Tournament title.The Apaches, under coach Dash Connell who was named Coach of the Tournament, ran away with the championship by scoring 53 points to runner-up ASA Miami's 43 in the weeklong tournament held at Collin College in Plano. 


[Men's Golf] Men's Golf Races to Top of Leaderboard After Day 1 at Nationals
The TJC men's golf team shot a sizzling opening round of 289 to take the lead after Day 1 at the NJCAA DII Men's Golf National Championships at Glen Lakes Golf Club in Foley, Alabama.  TJC was led by Darryl Fulgham, who is tied for 2nd individually after shooting an opening round 71.  Ethan Bozner and Tler Kaman are tied for 10th after shooting 72s, while Will Traylor is tied for 33 with a 74.  Jonathan Shelton rounds out the Apache scoring, shooting an 83.  Mississippi Gulf Coast and Parkland College are only 2 shots back, while Kirkwood and Meridian round out the top 5.   Click HERE for the tournament website 


[Baseball] Baseball Knocks Off Brookhaven to Advance to World Series
Article Courtesy of Phil Hicks, Tyler Morning TelegraphThe Tyler Junior College Apaches are World Series bound for the fifth consecutive year.The Apaches, who have won four straight NJCAA Division III national baseball championships, shrugged off a difficult season of injuries and close losses to defeat Brookhaven College, 15-4, and capture the District C Tournament title on Saturday at Graham Baseball Field on the Prestonwood Christian Academy campus in Plano.


[Softball] TJC rallies to stay alive in NJCAA national softball tournament
ST. GEORGE, Utah — The Apache Ladies rallied from a three-run deficit to claim an 8-6 win over No. 12 Three Rivers (Missouri) on Thursday night to stay alive in the NJCAA Division I National Softball Tournament at Canyons Complex.Earlier in the day, No. 6 Tyler Junior College (55-13) fell to No. 3 Temple College (Texas) 10-4. The loss dropped TJC into the loser's bracket against Three Rivers.


[Men's Tennis] Men's Tennis Tied for 1st After Day 2.
The TJC men's tennis team went undefeated in Day 2 of the NJCAA D1 Men's Tennis National Championships in Plano, TX.  TJC is tied with Seward and ASA Miami.  Eastern Florida and Cowley round out the top 5.  Quarterfinal action begins Wednesday morning at 8am at Collin College.  Click HERE for the tournament website


[Softball] Goswick's walk-off double drives in Paysinger to give TJC win over Wallace State
Makenzie Goswick doubled home Briana Paysinger with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth to lift No. 6 Tyler Junior College to a 6-5 victory over No. 11 Wallace State (Alabama) on Wednesday in a first-round game of the NJCAA Division I National Softball Tournament at Canyons Complex in St. George, Utah.TJC (54-12) advances to the second round to play fellow Texas team, No. 3 Temple, at 3:30 p.m. (CST) on Thursday. Temple won over No. 14 Lake Land (Illinois), 7-4.


[Women's Golf] Women's Golf Moves Up to 6th Entering Final Round
The TJC women's golf team shot their best round of the tournament, shooting a 322, to move up one spot to 6th entering the final day of the NJCAA D1 Women's Golf National Championship.  Daytona State College remains in 1st with a comfortable lead, and they are trailed by Seminole State (FL) and McLennan.  Mathilde Bertuol shot another round of 76, maintaining her hold on 9th place individually.  Other TJC scores were:  Brooker Irion (88-79-85=252; T39), Avery Watkins (89-83-80=252; T39) and Charnay Williams (83-91-81=255; T45).  


[Men's Tennis] Men's Tennis Tied for Lead After Quarterfinal Day
The 2018 NJCAA D1 Men's Tennis race for the National Championship turned into a three team race after Wednesday's play, with both Tyler and ASA going 9-0 on the day and Seward only losing one match.  Semifinal matches begin Thursday at 8am at Collin College in Plano.Click HERE for tournament website


[Women's Golf] Women's Golf in 7th After Round 1 at Nationals
The TJC women's golf team shot an opening round 339 at the NJCAA Women's Golf Championship played at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, AZ.  Daytona State College shot a sizzling one over par 289 to take the early lead.  Seminole State (FL) was in 2nd at 308, while Redlands CC was in 3rd with a 328.  Leading the way for Tyler was Mathilde Bertuol, was is tied for 14th with an opening round of 79.  Charnay Williams was tied for 31st with an 83.  Other scores were:  Brooke Irion (88) and Avery Watkins (89). Click HERE for more information


[Softball] Follow the Apaches at the 2018 NJCAA D1 Softball National Tournament
The #6 seeded Apaches will face #11 seeded Wallace State (AL) in first round tournament action on Wednesday at 8:30pm central time at The Canyons Complex in St. George, Utah.  TJC Athletics will broadcast all of the Apache games on YouTube (TJCApacheAthletics) that are not covered by NJCAA-TV.  Follow the links below for all the tournament information as it becomes available through the tournament staff, TJC Athletics, and Apache Softball.Click here for the tournament website  |  Click here for tournament bracket (Google Sheet) updated by tournament staffClick here for the St. George City Softball Facebook page  |  Click here for the St. George City Recreation Instagram page Click here for Apache Softball Live Stats (Game Changer) | Click here for the NJCAA D1 Softball Championship Central (Results, Schedule, etc)Click here for Apache Live Broadcast Coverage (YouTube - available through Game 27 of the tournament)  |  Click here for NJCAA-TV video coverage (starting Game 27)


[Softball] Softball To Open Up Nationals Versus Wallace State
The TJC Softball team is seeded 6th at the NJCAA D1 Softball National Championships and will face #11 Wallace State (AL) in first round action on Wednesday at 8:30pm central time.  The tournament takes place in St. George, Utah.  TJC Athletics will broadcast the game on their Youtube channel.  Click HERE for a link to the official tournament website.  


[Baseball] Baseball To Open District C Play on Thursday
The NJCAA DIII Baseball Distict C tournament will be played May 17-20 at Prestonwood Christian Academy's Graham Baseball Field in Plano.  The field features Brookhaven, Eastfield, North Lake, and Richland from the Metro Athletic Conference and Coastal Bend and Tyler from the Region 14 Athletic Conference.  TJC's first game will be Thursday night at 6pm, where they will face the winner of North Lake and Richland.  North Lake and Richland will play earlier Thursday at 12pm.  The tournament is a double elimination format, and the winner gets an automatic berth into the NJCAA DIII Baseball World Series in Greeneville, Tennessee later this month.  Ticket prices are $20 for a Tournament pass, $7 per day session pass for adults and $5 per day session pass for students with an ID.  Children under 6 are free.  Click HERE for the draw


[Men's Tennis] Walters, Parker Win ITA Tennis Awards
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the 2018 ITA JUCO Men's National Award winners on Monday, May 14, 2018.  Marcus Walters won the ITA Rookie of the Year award, while teammate Alex Parker won the ITA Player to Watch Award.  


[Softball] Seven Apaches Earn Softball Conference & Region Honors
Abbie Dart, Shelbi Court, Makenzie Goswick, Jaden Lance, Courtnie Heller, Briana Paysinger, and Rebecca Snow earned All-Conference and All-Region honors as announced at the conclusion of the NJCAA Region XIV Conference Tournament. 


[Women's Tennis] Women's Tennis Captures National Championship
Waco, TX—Tyler (TX) swept all nine flights on the final day to capture the 2018 NJCAA DI Women's Tennis Championship at the Waco Regional and Tennis Fitness Center on Thursday. The title extends the Apaches' NJCAA record to 19 women's tennis national championships.Tyler made a valiant jump on Wednesday after going 9-0 on the courts to build a four-point lead over second place Hillsborough (FL) as the Apaches went into the final day of competition with a 45-41 advantage. Tyler closed out the tournament with its second consecutive 9-0 day to give the Apaches its second-straight national title.


[Women's Tennis] Arnold Named ITA Rookie of the Year
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced its 2018 JUCO Women's National Award winners on Monday, May 7, 2018. The student-athletes were recognized at the 2018 Junior College Women's National Championships in Waco, Texas.  TJC's Tamara Arnold was named the ITA Rookie of the Year.  


[Women's Tennis] Women's Tennis Remains Unbeaten at National Championships
Article Courtesy of Phil Hicks, Tyler Morning TelegraphIt was another unbeaten day for the Tyler Junior College tennis team as the Apache Ladies inch closer to a national championship.The No. 1-ranked Apache Ladies recorded a 9-0 mark on Wednesday to remain undefeated with a 27-0 mark at the NJCAA Division I Women's National Tennis Tournament being held at Waco Regional Tennis and Fitness Center in Waco.