Blue Knights Baseball 2023–2024 Season

DCTC brings home NJCAA Region 13 Championship

The Blue Knights baseball team at Dakota County Technical College finished the 2023–2024 season with a 39–13 record. The team went 3–0 to win the NJCAA Region 13 Championship in Miles City, Montana, May 11–12, beating Bismarck State 18–1 in the opening game, Williston State 8–2 in the second game, and Bismarck State 10–5 in the championship game.

DCTC next faced the Des Moines Area Community College Bears at home, May 17–18, in a three-game series for the chance to compete in the 2024 NJCAA Division II Baseball World Series at David Allen Memorial Ballpark in Enid, Oklahoma. The Blue Knights lost the first game 4–12, won the second game 12–10, but lost the final game 3–8.

Head Coach Blaine Barthel was named NJCAA Region 13 Coach of the Year. Colin Gibson, sophomore middle infielder, was named NJCAA Region 13 MVP.

Blaine Barthel

Colin Gibson 2024 season stats

Colin Gibson

  • GPA: 3.56
  • GP 49
  • AB: 153
  • AVG: .438
  • R: 71
  • H: 67
  • 2B: 21
  • 3B: 6
  • HR: 10
  • RBI: 53
  • TB: 130
  • SLG%: .850
  • BB: 26
  • HBP: 26
  • OB%: .572

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Blue Knights Baseball vs Minnesota Post Grad

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 • Game 1

At home at Ames Field, the Blue Knights baseball team at Dakota County Technical College defeated Minnesota Post Grad 15–0 in five innings in game one of a doubleheader. DCTC won the second game 11–0, also in five innings.

View more game photos by opening the DCTC Flickr album:

Blue Knights Baseball vs Minnesota Post Grad April 2024

Blue Knights Baseball vs Minnesota Post Grad

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 • Game 1

The Blue Knights baseball team at Dakota County Technical College swept a doubleheader vs Minnesota Post Grad Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 12–2 and 13–2, at home at Ames Fields on the college’s campus in Rosemount, Minnesota.

View more game photos by opening the DCTC Flickr album:

Blue Knights Baseball vs Minnesota Post Grad May 2024

Blue Knights Baseball vs Des Moines Area Community College

Friday, May 17, 2024 • Game 1

At home at Ames Field, the Blue Knights baseball team at Dakota County Technical College lost 4–12 to the Des Moines Area Community College Bears (36–24) in game one of the North Plains District Baseball Championship three-game series to decide which team would go to the 2024 NJCAA Division II Baseball World Series in Enid, Oklahoma.

That same afternoon, DCTC won the second game 12–10, but lost game three 3–8 on Saturday.

View more game photos by opening the DCTC Flickr album:

Blue Knights Baseball vs DMACC May 2024

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