APPLETON, WI – Two Sparta High School alumni have been playing on the Ramapo College baseball team. The 6-foot-tall 180 pound freshman Matthew Chemis played Outfield and batted .325 for the season. Austin Unglaub, 6’ 1” 190 pound freshman, played Infield. They are part of the team that has traveled to Wisconsin to play in the NCAA College World Series.
Earlier in May they beat MIT to take the NCAA New England Regional Championship. This is the only the time second time in the Roadrunner’s history that they have gone to the College World Series. Last time was 31 years ago when the 1984 team won the championship.
Another highlight for the team this season was when their Head Coach Rich Martin earned win number 600. Chemis drove in the tying run on an RBI in that game.
The boys and their families are in Wisconsin waiting to play the next game. They are in game nine of the College World Series playing second seeded Forstburg State. They lost to the Bobcats in the opening game on Friday but then beat Webster University on Saturday to continue to play in Pool A. The championship playoff format is new this year; two- four team pools play in a double elimination to get to the best of three game series for the Championship.
Chemis’s mother said proudly, “Matt got one at bat in yesterday’s win, a single. It is exciting to see him on the big screen playing in front of so many people.”