JUCO World Series Champ Reivers to be Honored TonightJune 7, 2010 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) Omaha Storm Chasers
Iowa Western coach Marc Rardin, who was named coach of the JUCO World Series tournament, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch tonight.
"We are extremely excited that Coach Rardin and his team will make their way to Rosenblatt tonight, so we can honor their program," said Martie Cordaro, Royals Vice President/General Manager. "This is a tremendous accomplishment that Iowa Western has attained and the metro area should be aware of."
The fifth-ranked Reivers captured the JUCO World Series title Saturday with a 5-4 win over top-ranked San Jacinto College. Iowa Western became the first Northern District team to win a championship in JUCO World Series history. The Reivers, who defeated San Jacinto twice to take the crown, finished 51-12.
Named to the All-Tournament team from Iowa Western were catcher Anthony Bemboom, pitcher Taylor Eikenberry and infielders Brent Seifert and Ivan Hartle, also named the Preston Walker Most Valuable Player and Jay Tolman Outstanding Defensive Player.
Rardin has been at Iowa Western's helm for eight years and has guided the Reivers to the JUCO World Series five of the past six seasons.
Tonight, Rotella's Italian Bakery and 89.7 The River presents $1 hot dog night. Hebrew National hot dogs are just $1 at Rosenblatt.
For tickets, call (402) 738-5100, or print tickets online at www.oroyals.com .
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