Coach: Hurricanes had good first season

Published 3:33 pm Saturday, May 5, 2018

On Wednesday afternoon, the PDC Hurricanes concluded their first season by playing against the Riverhawks of Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland, though with a loss of 6-5, which makes the overall record of 6-31.

David Mitchell, the head coach and PDC athletic director, shared his thoughts on this inaugural year.

“We had a very good first year, as many thought we would not win a game and not even be competitive,” he said.

Mitchell noted that the Hurricanes had played a lot of one-run competitive games, and were often against teams that ranked in the top 25 in the nation.

“I don’t like to put success on a number of wins,” he said. “Next year will be a success if we play hard with character, class, enthusiasm and energy, maintain a high GPA, develop student athletes into men of integrity. Then it’s been successful.

“In 10 years I’ll be able to tell everyone if this year and next were a success.”

The coach anticipated that quite a few players will return for the next season, and he’ll be bringing in a lot of new ones as well.

“Next spring will be first year in Region X. We will play 30 conference games in one of the toughest NJCAA regions,” Mitchell said. “I look forward to getting the field finished this summer and starting practice on campus on Tuesday, Sept. 4.”