NC A&T Aggies Lock First Trip To NCAA Tournament Since 2005

North Carolina A&T is attempting to become the crown jewel of HBCU athletic programs. 

Coming off the best regular season in North Carolina A&T Athletics history since joining the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in 1971, The Monsters of The MEAC have now won regular-season MEAC titles in baseball, football, bowling and women’s basketball this year.  

2017 NCAT BASEBALL MEAC TOURNAMENT PREVIEW

North Carolina A&T Baseball

The Aggies defeated Bethune-Cookman 12-9 on Sunday evening at Sliwa Stadium to win the 2018 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Baseball Championship. The win secured A&T (32-23) its fourth MEAC title overall and first since 2005.

North Carolina A&T on Twitter

Introducing your 2018 @MEACSports baseball champions. Congrats @NCATSUbaseball!!! #CampusOfChampions #NCAT #AggiePride

Tournament Outstanding Performer Zach McLean launched a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth, as the Aggies stormed back from a deficit to win the game 12-9 on Sunday evening at Sliwa Stadium. 

MEAC on Twitter

@MEACSports Outstanding Performer Zach McLean of @NCATAGGIES talks about the Aggies winning the 2018 title. #MEAC https://t.co/pP3vRX8whF

The Aggies have an aggressive style and a baseball squad that consists of a rich cultural blend of players who will advance to the schools first NCAA Tournament since Clemson in 2005 as they test their skills against the countrys best D-1 squads.  

Excited, pumped for our guys, Aggies head coach Ben Hall, the tournaments Outstanding Coach, said. They put the work in and its been a long road. Four years ago, we told our kids we were gonna do this, and we told them all week. They believed in it, theyre the ones who put the work in just thrilled for them.

JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.