- 2013 NJCAA National Runner Up
Century Baseball News
Century College baseball players sign with NCAA DI, II Colleges
During the fall NCAA signing period, three players from Century's 2013-14 baseball program signed National Letters of
Intent to continue their career at NCAA Division I and II programs.
Sophomores Eldon Evans (South Dakota State University), Dakota Belter (Minnesota State-Mankato),
and Colton Vien (Augustana College) signed national letters of intent to continue their
baseball careers, and are receiving baseball scholarships. All 3 players were major
contributors to the team as they finished as NJCAA National Runner-Up in 2013.
About Century College Baseball
As a member of the Century College baseball team, you'll have the opportunity to
participate in a complete, comprehensive, nationally–ranked baseball program,
which includes an 18–20 game fall schedule, and a 56–game spring schedule.
Fall and Spring Schedule
The fall and spring game schedule is very competitive, with numerous games scheduled with nationally–
ranked teams from all over the country. The fall baseball season begins in late August and runs
until November 10.
Spring practice begins January 10. The team takes a spring trip to Florida
in March where they play 12-14 games, and also have 10-12 games scheduled in the Metrodome
beginning mid-February. The team travels to play scheduled games in Illinois, Nebraska, and Kansas on occasion.
The Century College baseball team plays and practices on campus on their brand new baseball
complex. The on-campus facilities include indoor and outdoor batting cages, a
state-of-the-art fitness center, and much more.
2013 Season Wrap-up
In its 3rd year as a program, the Century College baseball team completed a very successful
2013 season with a 42-13 record, and reached the National Junior College
Athletic Association (NJCAA) DIII World Series, where they finished
as National Runner-Up, losing in the national championship game to Gloucester (NJ).
The team also finished the season as the number 2-ranked team in the NJCAA final DIII
The 2013 squad had 7 players move on to NCAA DI, II, III and NAIA universities to
continue their baseball careers. In the past 3 years, Century placed 17 players
at various NCAA and NAIA colleges and universities.
Individual Player Awards
The NJCAA released its post season award winners on Wednesday, June 5, 2013,
and several Century baseball players were honored:
- Zach Horn (C – Bloomington, MN) was named NJCAA 1st Team All American. Horn was also named to the NJCAA All Region XIII team, and
he won the Rawlings Golden Glove Award (given to the top defensive catcher in the NJCAA III).
- Jared Dettman (LHP – Somerset, WI) was named NJCAA 3rd Team All American. Dettman was also named to the NJCAA All Region XIII Team.
- Colton Vien (RHP – Montevideo, MN) was named to the NJCAA All Region XIII Team.
The following players were named to the NJCAA World Series team:
- Zach Nielsen (Marion, IA)
- Jordan Stroh (Maple Grove, MN)
- Jace Otto (Blaine, MN)
During the past 3 years, the team has had 5 players named NJCAA All Americans, and 7 players named NJCAA All
Region XIII players. In addition, the team has had members selected to play in the Northwoods League,
one of the premiere summer college baseball leagues in the country.
This summer, sophomore pitcher Jared Dettman (Somerset, WI) will be pitching for the Eau Claire (WI) Express
in the Northwoods League, and Eldon Evans is pitching for the Alexandria Blue Anchors.
Director of Athletics/Head Baseball Coach Dwight Kotila, 651.779.3325