Back-to-Back Heritage Conference Champions!!


3-2 win over Northern Cambria in nine innings

Mackenzie Thomas, Sports and Feature Editor

Marion Center Varsity Baseball team has done it again! They have won back-to-back Heritage Conference Championships by defeating Northern Cambria in the championship game last night.

The game was an intense match-up with both teams playing their hearts out. Marion Center’s pitching was on point as they only allowed one run in the entire game. Their hitting was just as impressive, with the team scoring 5 runs to secure the win.

Dakota Bracken stretched out a double, moved to third on a wild pitch, and scored the eventual winning run on a single by Noah McCoy in the top of the ninth inning to give Marion Center its second straight Heritage conference baseball championship with a 3-2 win over Northern Cambria on Monday night at First Commonwealth Bank Field.

This marks the second consecutive year that Marion Center has won the Heritage Conference title. The team has worked incredibly hard all season to make this happen and it paid off in the end. They have shown tremendous dedication and teamwork, coming together to achieve something truly special.

Now, the team will turn their attention toward the PIAA semi-final game. They will be taking on a tough opponent, but with their recent success and determination, they have every reason to be optimistic.

Coach Mike Pacconi congratulated the team on their back-to-back championships, saying “I am incredibly proud of these players. They have worked hard and deserve all the success that has come their way. Now we will focus on the next challenge ahead of us and give our all once more.”

“We played a big part of this season with a chip on our shoulder,” Marion Center coach Mike Pacconi said. “Nobody thought we would be here. We knew we were up against a tough team in Northern Cambria, but we came through when we had to and it feels great for these guys.”

The Marion Center Varsity Baseball team has made its mark in the Heritage Conference and is now determined to go even further in the PIAA playoffs. The entire town is proud of their accomplishment and is cheering them on for their next game. Congratulations Marion Center Varsity Baseball team, keep up the excellent work!