The 1994 SC4 baseball team featured plenty of talented players. But this group of Skippers had something special that separated them from their competition.
“The ‘94 players held each other accountable and had a special maturity to them on the diamond,” Coach Rick Smith said. “They always had the will to win in them and played with cocky confidence.”
“They were that team that you would want to coach but not play against – because of their toughness.”
The Skippers went on to capture the Michigan Community College Athletic Association title.
The pitching staff consisted of Ken Campbell, Ian Cosgrove, Kurt Hammond, Matt Mullen, Ken Orsi, Chris Owsianicki, Brett Rivers, Chris Utley and Matt Sperling.
Handling catching duties were sophomores Jeff Mason and Ryan McBride and freshman Rick Malinowski.
The infielders were Josh Zahller, Brad Twigg, Chris Smith, Don Seibert, Chris Pollock, Scott Logan and Carl Reams.
Troy Dean, Jamie Edwards, Matt Scheffler and Jason Winchester roamed the outfield.
“Oh yes, it did help that 11 of them went on to good four-year universities to further their careers. Three went (NCAA) D1, five on to D2, and three to NAIA.”
“We accomplished a lot of our goals in 94 and that’s why the season was so memorable for me and my staff.”
Assistant coaches on the squad were Gary Bowman, Bob Smith and Jan Prozorowicz.
“It was a fun season being a part of a great team with great players,” said Seibert, a Marine City grad.”