On May 12, the Monroe Mustangs baseball team won their second consecutive NJCAA Region XV, Division I baseball championship with a 9-1 win over the ASA Avengers at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill, NY. As a result, Monroe sweeps the best-of three series 2-0 and will kick off the NJCAA District III tournament this Friday at 9:00am against USC Sumter at William J. Bonomo Stadium at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY.
The Mustangs offense was keyed by sophomore first baseman Robin Bugallo who had six RBI on a three-run double and three-run homer. Bugallo now has 6 home runs and 34 RBI on the season.
The winning pitcher was sophomore Normand Gosselin who pitched 7 innings of 4-hit, no-run ball. Gosselin is now 4-2 on the season.
"I'm really proud of the players," said head coach Luis Melendez. "We finished our Region season with a 30-13-1 record, which tells you a lot about who we are. The bottom line is that we won this, but we still have more to go."