For the first time in the program's history, the Central Baptist College baseball team qualified to make the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament. The Mustangs were picked preseason to finish sixth out of seven teams in the conference, and only the top four teams make it to the tournament.
The Mustangs were in a three way tie with College of the Ozarks and Waldorf as they traveled to then top 10 nationally ranked York College for the last conference series of the regular season. The Mustang offense exploded in the opening game of the series by putting up 12 runs off 15 hits. The defense was led by a solid pitching performance by Kody Gill who got the win with Ryan Nevels saving the game by striking out the final three batters. This was the first time in history that the baseball team beat a top ten nationally ranked team. With the win, the Mustangs earned their first ever trip to the MCAC conference tournament in Bellevue, Nebraska.
The Mustangs entered the tournament as the number four seed and were set to take on the host number one seed Bellevue Bruins who were ranked ninth in the NAIA national rankings. The Mustangs were able to rally late to beat the Bruins 2-1. Senior Michael Newby threw a complete game to propel the Mustangs into the conference championship game to take on York College once again. York was able to defeat the Mustangs in the conference championship game. After being picked next to last in the conference, making the conference tournament and reaching the tournament championship game is a great accomplishment for the program. The Mustangs were able to knock out two top ten nationally ranked programs in a span of seven days, which has never been done before.
The Mustangs were led this year on offense by Juniors Myles Hiebert, Brady Brashier, Lester Clark and Brandon Papera. Seniors AJ Allen, Blake Dixon, and Cory Duke also contributed greatly for the Mustang offense. Junior Myles Hiebert led the conference in home runs with 12 and runs batted in with 63, while Brady Brashier had the second highest batting average in the conference with an average of .420 as the Mustangs hit for a program record of .308 as a team. Defensively, the Mustangs were led on the mound by Seniors Michael Newby, Chase Smith and Ryan Nevels who all played vital roles in getting the Mustangs to reach new heights as a program. Junior Kody Gill and Freshman Deonta Howard also had significant performances throughout the season to add depth to the pitching staff.
"Our goal all year was to make the conference tournament and we achieved that. We went a step further and made it to the championship game, which is something that the players should be proud of. To beat two top ten nationally ranked teams in a week speaks a lot for the heart of this team and in the belief that they have in each other. As a coach, it has been exciting to see where these players have taken the program and set the bar for CBC baseball for the future." – Head Coach Trevor Durham