CONCORD, NH – Hello, my name is Michael Martineau, the student manager of the NHTI Softball team out of NHTI, Concord’s Community College in Concord, New Hampshire. I’ll be posting updates at the end of each day with the recap of my day and tell you how the team is doing.
This afternoon, my team learned its fate for next week’s United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Softball Small College World Series, which will be taking place in DuBois, Pennsylvania from the 13th through the 17th.
NHTI will be the 4th seed and face 5th seeded Penn State Brandywine on Monday (14th) at 2 p.m. in quarterfinal action.
NHTI secured their bid via an at-large bid by having a winning streak of 23 games which is currently still going on.
Our opponent is the Penn State Brandywine, from Middletown Township, Pennsylvania, who come into the tournament with a 25-8-1 record. Brandywine secured their spot via automatic bid by winning the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) Championship today against Penn State Schuylkill.
This is our 4th trip to the Small College World Series. Our first-ever trip was in 2014 when we placed 7th in a rain-shortened event in Akron, Ohio at the historic Firestone Stadium, then we went back the next 2 years (2015 & 2016) where we finished in 4th and 3rd place, respectively also in Akron, Ohio.
Other teams involved in this Small College World Series are #1 seed Cleary University from Howell, Michigan, #2 seed St. Mary of the Woods College from Terre Haute, Indiana, #3 seed Carlow University from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, #6 seed University of Maine-Presque Isle from Presque Isle, Maine, #7 seed Mississippi University for Women from Columbus, Mississippi, #8 seed Penn State Schuylkill from Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania, #9 seed Robert Morris University- Springfield from Springfield, Illinois, and #10 seed Penn State Beaver from Monaca, Pennsylvania.
If you want to learn more information about this tournament plus visit the following website: smallcollegeworldseries.com
To watch the bid show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DN_sLVW7TU
Michael Martineau is entering his fifth year as the student manager with NHTI’s softball team in 2018. As student manager, he assists with equipment needs during practice and games. He was awarded the NHTI Freshman Service Award in 2013-2014 school year. He also, student manages the NHTI men’s basketball team under Athletic Director/Head Coach Paul Hogan. He is also a game management work-study worker along with his duties as Student Assistant Sports Information Director.
Martineau attended Manchester Central High School where he played JV basketball and was the boys’ varsity basketball manager all four years and also served one year as the girls’ varsity tennis manager. Martineau graduated Manchester Central High School in 2013. After graduating, he stayed on as an assistant coach under Coach Doc Wheeler and the team won two state championships in 2014 and 2016.