MORRISTOWN--If it were judged by seeding, the Morristown High baseball team should be considered the favorite to win the MCT. The seven top seeds who received a first round bye for this weekend are no. 1 Morristown, no. 2 Delbarton, no. 3 Mendham, no. 4 Roxbury, no. 5 Jefferson, no.6 Pequannock and no. 7 Morristown Beard.
On April 30, the Colonials will launch tournament play by facing the winner of this weekend's preliminary tilt between no.16 seed Hanover Park and no.17 Dover at Harter Road.
Should they win, Morristown will be home again the next day and likely face the winner of Randolph-Morris Catholic tilt in the probable 8-9 clash. Morristown already defeated the Rams, 8-2, earlier this season.
Barring a major upset in the Roxbury quadrant of the bracket, the Colonials would find themselves battling the two-time defending MCT champions in a final-worthy semifinal. That round will be played at Delbarton on May 7.
The Gaels received a very favorable 16/8 weekend draw from the seeding commitee, and they are a squad that was a three-error inning vs. Mendham away from being undefeated--and the top seed--in this tournament. Roxbury assistant coach Josh Ury, led Morristown to their last county titles in 2009 and 2010.
And if Morristown makes it out of their half of the bracket, seeding would suggest they'll see either Delbarton or Mendham in an All-NJAC United Final. Morristown and Delbarton met in the final three straight years in 2008, 2009, 2010.