ST. PAUL, Minn. -- When a stagnant athletic program turns the corner and rises to the upper reaches of its conference, there are many who rightfully share the credit for the success. Among these are the coaching staff, administrators and, most importantly, the players themselves. In the past few seasons, Macalester College baseball has completed such a turnaround and established itself as a program to be reckoned with in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC).
Last spring, the Scots claimed their first MIAC title in 61 years and garnered their first berth in the MIAC Playoffs after two seasons of a postseason bid narrowly escaping their grasp. This year, they are in the thick of a mad scramble for the final two spots in the four-team tourney that determines the league’s automatic representative in the upcoming NCAA Division III playoffs.
While much of the credit for this accomplishment belongs to Head Coach Matt Parrington and his staff, Parrington is quick to deflect praise to his athletes. He particularly credits the 2012 senior class, and is quick to cite Mitch Glasser as a vital component of the team’s success. “Led by Mitch, this year’s seniors have turned the tide here at Macalester,” said Parrington.
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