The Toccoa Falls College baseball team was honored at City Hall on June 11 when Toccoa Mayor David Austin read a proclamation recognizing the recent achievements of the team, in particular the 2012 National Championship they won in May. For the second year in a row and the third time in four years, the Eagles won the NCCAA Div II World Series at Prasco Park near Cincinnatti, Ohio. The team compiled an impressive 26-14-1 record in the regular season and also won their conference tournament for the first time since 1995.
Many of the baseball players, currently on summer break, traveled back to Toccoa for the ceremony including pitchers Justin Key (national tournament MVP), Dylan Charles (all-tournament team, threw TFC’s first-ever no-hitter in the tournament) and Nate Bowen (TFC’s All-American closer). The players were joined by three-time National Coach of the Year Justin Pollock and assistant coaches Dave Poffenberger and Daniel Fowler.
Besides the three baseball championships, TFC has brought home two other National Championship banners. In 1986 and 1992, Paul Shiffer won national titles with the women’s basketball team. TFC has been competing in NCCAA Div. II sports since 1972. In addition to the five National Championships, TFC teams have won 31 conference championships and produced 62 All-Americans.