POSTED: Friday, April 1, 2011 - 6:02pm
UPDATED: Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 6:02pm
BRCC's baseball team has been on fire, winning 22 of their last 26 games.
“I see this team becoming a national contender next year and it very well could be this year,” L.J. Dupuy, BRCC Head Coach, declared.
The time has come for L.J. Dupuy and his BRCC Bears. After 5 losing seasons, his team currently holds the best winning percentage among collegiate teams in the capital city.
“We want to be mentioned in the same sentence with those guys,” Chris Counts, Assistant Coach, said. “There’s a lot of good baseball here in Baton Rouge and we want to be part of it.”
The bears are loaded with local talent including former St. Amant Gator Lee Elisar, who says he doesn't mind playing second fiddle
“I kinda like it. I like being the underdog and proving to people we're good enough and it's good feeling to know we are good enough we just have to prove it,” he said.
Denham Springs own Blaine Posey is just one of many who will use BRCC as a springboard to another stop.
“This is a building step for anybody,” Blaine Posey, Sophomore, Centerfielder, explained. “Junior college is a perfect way to go, even coming here. It’s a relaxed atmosphere that gets you ready.”
Right now, the bears are 27 and 9 overall. They'll take on LSU-Eunice on the road tomorrow night at 6 p.m. and return home for a double header on Saturday at Pete-Goldsby field.