New conference and tougher competition meets UC Clermont Cougar baseball squad

Increasing the toughness of the schedule via good non-conference competition and entering a new, tougher conference may make the University of Cincinnati Clermont College’s record not appear as good as some previous campaigns, but that does not take away from the fact that this year’s edition of the Red and Black will be improved and more competitive.

“We anticipate a good season. We have a tougher schedule, though,” said assistant head coach Dino Costanzo. The schedule includes the addition of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) opponents who play a tougher brand of baseball than the squads UC Clermont has most often faced in the past.

The Cougars have a quartet of veteran standouts to lead them onto the field – first baseman Dominic Costanzo, third baseman Bobby Noeth, left fielder Andrew Hord, and center fielder Steve Hendrickson.