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Buccaneers Baseball Team Supports Basketball against Ocean County

Buccaneers Baseball Night at Basketball
Staff Writer, February 5, 2019

The Gym on Atlantic Cape’s Mays Landing Campus was rocking as the Baseball Buccaneers came out in force to support their brothers and sisters on the men’s and women’s basketball teams as they competed against the Ocean County College Vikings.

“We teach our guys to be men for others; supporting our fellow Buccaneer athletes is one small way – and a fun way – to fulfill that obligation,” said Head Buccaneer Baseball Coach Rod Velardi. And what a fun night it was. The Baseball team watched and cheered vigorously as the women Buccaneers soundly defeated the Vikings.

“Hopefully, having almost thirty players and coaches in the stands shouting and cheering them on helped motivate our young ladies,” added Velardi. “In any case, they looked terrific out there. I’m sure Coach Fred is proud. I know we were.”
After the game, the Baseball team congratulated the young ladies and they all posed to have their pictures taken together before they retired to the stands to share pizza as they waited for the men’s game to begin.

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Sean Dillon and Oscar Tejada join the line of Buccaneer Baseball Players as they Congratulate the Women’s Basketball Team on their great win. Smiles all around.

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Buccaneer Baseball Players Join the Women’s Basketball Team for a Victory Pose after their terrific and exciting win over Ocean County

 

The ladies joined the Baseball Team as they enjoyed pizza together and waited for the men’s game to begin. And what a game it was. For most of the game it was like watching a heavyweight prize fight as the two teams charged up and down the court, exchanging blows and trading points in a tight see-saw battle as the first half ended with the Vikings up by only two points.

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The Buccaneers Baseball Team watches intently as the men battle the visiting Vikings in a tense contest.

The second half started where the first half left off. Some spectacular dunks by the Buccaneers brought the Baseball Team to their feet yelling and cheering their comrades on. Back and forth they went. The Vikings pulled away at one point only to see the Buccaneers valiantly battle back. In the end, the Vikings pulled out the victory; but the Buccaneers never quit.

It made you wonder if there was more time, maybe the Bucs would have prevailed. We may never know. What we do know is it was a fun night for all involved and the Buccaneer basketball players – men and women – definitely impressed the baseball team.

Head Baseball Coach Rod Velardi succinctly summed up the evening, “This was a great night for our Baseball Team as we hope it was for the Basketball Teams. The students at this college really need to support their athletic teams. These kids work so hard and the games are terrifically entertaining. We will definitely do more of this next year. We salute the basketball teams and their wonderful coaches.”

In the meantime, Coach Velardi and his team have an exciting season of baseball coming up, starting Sunday, March 3 at beautiful Surf Stadium in Atlantic City. There is no doubt the baseball team is hoping for Atlantic Cape fans to show up and bring that Buccaneer Spirit with them!

 

Dr. Mora, Alumni Throw First Pitch at Surf Stadium

baseballAtlantic Cape Community College President Peter. L. Mora threw out the first pitch as the men’s baseball team hosted Cumberland County College at Surf Stadium March 31.

The Buccaneers made Surf Stadium in Atlantic City its home for practices and games beginning in 2015.

Dr. Mora was joined by alumni from the 1968-69 Buccaneers baseball season for the first pitch. Alumni attending the game included: Co-Captain Stephen Nehmad, third base; Co-Captain Bobby Woods, pitcher/short stop; and Rick Williams, catcher.

The Bucs lost 19-8. The next home game is a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 7, vs. Williamson Trade. Games are free and open to the public.

Dr. Peter Mora, Alumni Throw First Pitch at Surf Stadium

Atlantic Cape Community College President Peter. L. Mora threw out the first pitch as the men’s baseball team hosted Cumberland County College at Surf Stadium March 31.

The Buccaneers made Surf Stadium in Atlantic City its home for practices and games beginning in 2015.

Buccaneers First Pitch 2016

From left, Atlantic Cape alumni Bobby Woods, Rick Williams and Stephen Nehmad join Dr. Peter L. Mora, Atlantic Cape president, as he throws out the first pitch at a home game March 31.

Dr. Mora was joined by alumni from the 1968-69 Buccaneers baseball season for the first pitch. Alumni attending the game included: Co-Captain Stephen Nehmad, third base; Co-Captain Bobby Woods, pitcher/short stop; and Rick Williams, catcher.

The Bucs lost 19-8. The next home game is a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 7, vs. Williamson Trade. Games are free and open to the public.

Atlantic City Mayor Cheers on Atlantic Cape Bucs to End Season

Mayor Don Guardian cheered on the Atlantic Cape Community College’s Buccaneers at the final home game of the season at Surf Stadium, Saturday, April 25.

In a doubleheader, the men’s baseball team fell to Brookdale Community College, 3-2 and 7-1. The Bucs ended the season with a record of 7-14.

Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian joins the 2015 men's baseball team at Surf Stadium.

Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian joins the 2015 men’s baseball team at Surf Stadium.

Among the team standouts, Gio Contreras of Egg Harbor Township played shortstop and pitched for the Bucs. He batted .300 on the season and had 12 RBIs. As a pitcher, Contreras was 1-2 with a 3.43 ERA. Additionally, Austin Fottrell of Egg Harbor Township pitched and was designated hitter. He led the team in homeruns and batted .333. As a pitcher, Fottrell was 1-3 with a 4.18 ERA.

The Bucs played all home games at Surf Stadium this season. The team plays in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 19. Rodney Velardi is head coach and Jeff Ball, former Atlantic City Surf assistant general manager, is assistant coach.

Buccaneers to Play 2015 Season at Surf Stadium

Atlantic Cape Community College’s men’s baseball team will make Surf Stadium in Atlantic City home for the 2015 season.

The Atlantic City Council approved an agreement with the college Feb. 18 for the Atlantic Cape Buccaneers to use the stadium for its practices and home games this spring.

Practices begin this week, and the first home game will be Saturday, March 7. All games will be free and open to the public.

The men's baseball team will make Surf Stadium its home this season.

The men’s baseball team will make Surf Stadium its home this season.

“Atlantic Cape Community College is excited to further our partnership with the City of Atlantic City by making the Surf Stadium home for the men’s baseball team,” said Dr. Peter L. Mora, president. “We are grateful for the generous support of Mayor Don Guardian and Atlantic City Council members. We are looking forward to an exciting season and welcome the community to come out and join the fun.”

Mayor Guardian said, “We look forward to being the home stadium for Atlantic Cape Buccaneers this year, and we wish them a successful season!”

The Bucs played five home games at the stadium in 2014.

The team plays in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 19. Rodney Velardi is head coach and Jeff Ball, former Atlantic City Surf assistant general manager, is assistant coach.