Scottsdale Community College baseball enters postseason with momentum

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Ole Olafson

Scottsdale baseball is looking forward to the postseason

Alex Keeler, Reporter

The last couple of seasons haven’t been easy for Scottsdale Community College baseball – or any sports team for that matter.

In 2020, SCC’s baseball season, like many other sports seasons, was cut short due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

But this year, Head Coach Alex Cherney is remaining optimistic about the Artichoke’s potential postseason run.

Cherney’s squad is 16-18 overall, but have won nine of their last 10 going into today’s games, as they prepare to enter the playoffs on a scorching hot streak.

“It’s really been a team effort all around. A mix of both good hitting and good pitching,” Cherney said about the team’s recent success.

Cherney also addressed some of the challenges the team faced over the last two seasons as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Last year the biggest challenge was not being able to play. The season was heading right into the mix of things before the season was paused,” Cherney said.  “This year, the biggest challenges were time constraints, which may have led to some injuries.”

Cherney doesn’t want his players to lose track of what’s important as the season winds down, both on and off the field.

“I want the players to be thankful for the opportunity that they have and use these opportunities as a growing and learning experience,” Cherney said.

The Artichokes wrapped up their regular season today against third-place Arizona Western College.

Scottsdale’s first playoff game is scheduled for May 6, at 3:00 pm local time.