By Miguel Mike Medina
City College of New York Baseball Team Wins Their First CUNYAC Title Since 1994 on Friday. They swept their CUNY rivals, Lehman College, by winning 10-0 in Game 1 and then 20-8 in Game 2. The Beavers came close to winning it last year, but it all paid off this year.
Head Coach Steve Macias has been through it all with the Beavers. In his 11th year as the coach, he posted a 16-18 record, their best since 2007. It’s the first time the Beavers win the CUNYAC title under Coach Macias. As a former alumnus, I’m happy for Coach Macias and the Beavers. I had the privilege to speak and interview Coach Macias as a player who went to tryouts for the baseball team in his first year back in 2011 and as a journalist writing for the school’s, The Campus Magazine. He’s a person that’s disciplinarian and a very hard worker. He expects your best effort and nothing shorter than that.
Finding out that the Beavers won the title surprised me this morning, but I felt like a proud parent, haha. I usually remove social media apps on Friday and reinstall them on Monday morning. Social media can be draining. Therefore, it’s good to be away from it during the weekend, especially for Mother’s Day weekend. I’ve seen so many ups and downs with the Beavers baseball team. There were a lot of losing and bad times, but now we are getting a taste of winning and hopefully see more of that next season as they will defend the CUNYAC title.
Congratulations to the City College of New York! Division three deserves more attention and respect. Exposure is a must, especially for three CCNY Beavers.