Baseball 2015: St. Joseph's College

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Baseball 2015: St. Joseph's College

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:42 pm

2/14/15 – Baseball Falls to Rhodes in Season Opener

ATLANTA, Ga. – Saint Joseph’s College (0-1) opened the 2015 season with an 11-1 loss at the hands of Rhodes College (4-1) at Emory College on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore infielders Taylor Black (Cardiff by the Sea, Calif.) and Mike Kinch (Newton, Mass.) posted a pair of hits apiece in the losing effort.

Trailing 3-0 in the top of the fourth, the Monks got on the board with a run off two hits and a Lynx miscue to cut the deficit down to two runs. Black led off the inning with a single to left and moved up two bases as a result of a pair of fielder’s choices before scoring on a single up the middle off the bat of sophomore designated hitter Jameson Collins (Sandown, N.H.).

Unfortunately, the Monks would get no closer to the lead as wheels fell off in the bottom of the frame, when Rhodes plated six runs off four hits and two Saint Joseph’s errors to stake a 9-1 advantage. The big inning chased senior starter Lincoln Sanborn (Standish, Maine) from the contest after allowing nine runs (two earned) off 11 hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 3.1 innings.

Saint Joseph’s squandered a potential scoring opportunity in the third when sophomore first baseman Brett Barbati (Melrose, Mass.) led off with a double and moved to third on a Kinch base knock, but Kinch was picked off first, junior right fielder Tim Beaudette (Uxbridge, Mass.) struck out swinging on a full count, and sophomore shortstop Max McCoomb (South Berwick, Maine) also whiffed to end the inning.

Junior left fielder Taylor Reuillard (Biddeford, Maine) doubled and sophomore infielder Nick Petchell (Milton, Mass.) singled to account for the Monks’ other two hits in the setback. Sanborn suffered the loss, just the second of his NCAA career, while freshman Chris Gerossie (Chester, N.H.) tossed 1.2 innings of one-hit ball with a pair of punchouts in his collegiate debut on the hill. Sophomore Nick Malatesta (Wrentham, Mass.) gave up two runs off five hits and a walk with a K in 1.1 innings to close out the SJC pitching ledger.

Prior to this afternoon, Saint Joseph’s had never faced Rhodes College – a team that went 33-17 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament last spring – on the baseball diamond. In fact, today’s meeting versus the Lynx marks just the second time these two institutions have ever met on the playing field with the first occurring this past fall when Rhodes defeated the Monks’ field hockey team, 4-0, on October 19th.

Making the earliest start to a season in team history, Saint Joseph’s joins Southern Vermont as the first New England programs to take to the diamond this spring. The Mountaineers opened up with a 7-0 loss at Southern Virginia in a 12:00 PM start today.
Saint Joseph’s continues the Georgia trip tomorrow with a 10:30 AM game versus Lynchburg College.

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Re: St. Joseph's: Baseball

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:40 am

2/15/15 – Lynchburg Topples Saint Joseph’s, 11-0

ATLANTA, Ga. – Saint Joseph’s College (0-2) suffered an 11-0 loss at the hands of Lynchburg College (1-5) at Emory College on Sunday morning. Sophomore third baseman Brett Barbati (Melrose, Mass.) was 2-3 in the losing effort.

For the second time in as many games the Monks had trouble getting the bats going, as the Royal Blue mustered only two hits – a pair of singles by Barbati – in the loss. Playing in unseasonably cold weather – game time temperature was recorded as just 30 degrees – Lynchburg, a program based in Virginia that had played five games prior to this morning, fared much better at the plate with 14 hits, including three doubles, in 38 at bats.

Senior starter Alex Valenti (Lawrence, Mass.) took the loss but deserved a better fate after allowing four runs (three earned) off six hits and a pair of walks with four K’s in 5.2 innings. Junior Riley Cox (Westford, Mass.), sophomore Matt Wojciak (Merrimack, N.H.), sophomore Thomas Fortier (Falmouth, Maine) and freshman Steven Albert (Worcester, Mass.) also took turns on the hill and combined to allow seven runs off eight hits and two walks with a pair of strikeouts over 2.1 innings.

Saint Joseph’s closes out the three-game Georgia trip with a 10:00 AM contest versus Emory College, a team that finished the 2014 season as the NCAA DIII World Series runner-up and is currently ranked second nationally.

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Re: St. Joseph's: Baseball

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:14 pm

2/28/15 – Monks Top Pitt-Greensburg, Fall to Ramapo, in North Carolina

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Saint Joseph’s College (1-5) split a pair of games on Saturday afternoon, opening the day with an 8-3 win over University of Pittsburgh Greensburg (0-2) before falling to Ramapo College (2-0), 4-2, at J.P. Riddle Stadium.

Saint Joseph’s 8, Pitt.-Greensburg 3 - http://gomonks.com/sports/bsb/2014-15/f ... nb0228.htm

Saint Joseph’s wasted no time securing the lead, as the Royal Blue took advantage of a hit batsman, two walks and a passed ball to take a 1-0 edge in the bottom of the first. Senior Joe Coyne (Duxbury, Mass.) who was plunked by an errant pitch, advanced to second on a free pass, scampered to third on a fielder’s choice, and scored when a pitch got past junior catcher Anthony Bozzuto (Greensburg, Pa.) to put the Monks on top.
The Bobcats tied the game in the third when sophomore Dylan Pounds (Houston, Pa.) singled and later scored on a bases-loaded walk earned by senior Chad Jacob (Bridgeville, Pa.). Senior hurler Alex Valenti (Lawrence, Mass.) worked out of a one-out, bases loaded jam by fanning two batters to close out the frame.

The Monks put up a four spot in the bottom of the third, as Black led off with a double down the left field line and scored on a single by Coyne, who also scored when the following batter, sophomore first baseman Brett Barbati (Melrose, Mass.) reached on an infield error. With two out, Barbati scored when sophomore right fielder Scott Betts (Peabody, Mass.) reached on an infield miscue. Up next was freshman catcher Jacob White (Salem, N.H.), who plated Betts with a single to right to lift St. Joe’s to a 5-1 cushion through three innings.

Saint Joseph’s plated a pair in the fifth, when sophomore center fielder Dennis Meehan (Gardiner, Maine) doubled to left center and later scored on a single by sophomore second baseman Mike Kinch (Newton, Mass.) and Betts, who reached via base on balls, crossed the plate on a Black single.

The Monks tacked on their eighth run of the day with two out in the bottom of the sixth, as Meehan singled through the left side and scored on a deep double off the bat of Betts, making it an 8-1 game through six.

The Bobcats tagged sophomore reliever Nick Malatesta (Wrentham, Mass.) with two runs off two hits in the top of the seventh, as junior Greg Lynn (Ellwood City, Pa.) singled and Pounds walked and both players scored when Jacob singled to right field, accounting for the 8-3 final.

For the Monks, Black was 3-5 with a run, a double and an RBI, Coyne went 3-4 with two runs and an RBI, and Meehan was 2-4 with two runs scored and a two-bagger. On the mound, Valenti picked up his first win of the season after allowing one run off four hits and four walks with seven strikeouts in six innings. Malatesta surrendered two runs off three hits and a pair of free passes in 1.2 innings of relief and junior slinger Riley Cox (Westford, Mass.) tossed 1.1 perfect frames with a pair of K’s to close out the game.
Jacob went 2-3 with three RBI in the loss for Pitt.-Greensburg while junior pitcher Brandon Rowland (Greensburg, Pa.) took the loss on the hill after yielding five runs (one earned) off four hits and a pair of walks in three innings. Junior Matt Moyer (Greensburg, Pa.) gave up three runs off eight hits in three innings of relief while freshman Cohl Gibbs (Williamstown, N.J.) and junior Adam Dodson (Bethel Park, Pa.) finished the contest with an inning of scoreless work apiece.

Ramapo 4, Saint Joseph’s 2 - http://gomonks.com/sports/bsb/2014-15/files/stjram1.htm

The Monks fell short in what turned out to be a pitcher’s duel in the nightcap, as SJC senior southpaw Dan Meeken (Marshfield, Mass.) and Ramapo senior Tom Portesy (Flanders, N.J.), who struck out a career-high 14 batters, locked heads for the better part of the afternoon.

The Roadrunners broke a scoreless tie in the top of the fourth when senior Scott Peschiani (Harriman, N.Y.) led off with a double and scored on a Scott Paulus (Washington, N.J.) base hit to right field.

Ramapo made it a 4-0 game with three runs off three hits and a Saint Joseph’s error in the top of the fifth. Meeken nearly escaped a bases-loaded, one out scenario with a double play ball, but an error on the play allowed two runs to score. Ramapo tacked on another run on a single by senior Chris Werr (Pequannock, N.J.), a base knock that resulted in a pitching change for the Monks, as freshman Christopher Gerossie (Chester, N.H.) came on and shut the door with a strikeout.

Saint Joseph’s finally broke through in the fifth with a pair of runs off two hits, a walk, a hit batsman and a wild pitch. Junior left fielder Taylor Reuillard (Biddeford, Maine) opened the inning with a single to left-center and scored three batters later when pinch-hitter Dan Donovan (Lynn, Mass.) lined a single to left field. Sophomore Jameson Collins (Sandown, N.H.), who reached with a walk, sprinted across the plate on a wild pitch, but the Monks failed to capitalize with runners on second and third with two out, as Coyne flew out to center to end the inning.

The Monks mounted one last rally in the bottom of the eighth when sophomore shortstop Max McCoomb (South Berwick, Maine) and Black opened the frame with consecutive singles, but Portesy bore down, inducing a fly out to center and fanning two batters to cancel the effort.

Black and Reuillard were the only repeat-hitters for the Monks, as both notched two hits apiece in the loss. Meeken suffered the hard-luck loss after allowing four runs off seven hits and three walks with six K’s in 4.2 innings. Gerossie scattered a pair of hits with two punch-outs in 2.1 innings and junior Corey McNamara (West Newbury, Mass.) fanned two in a pair of scoreless frames.

Saint Joseph’s closes out the four-game North Carolina trip tomorrow with a 9:00 AM contest versus Ramapo.
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Re: St. Joseph's: Baseball

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:05 am

3/7/15 – Saint Joseph’s Sweeps Wheaton College, 14-6 & 3-2

AUBURNDALE, Fla. – Saint Joseph’s College (3-5) produced a pair of victories over Wheaton College (1-2) in the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The Monks’ offense came to life with 16 hits, including five doubles, in a 14-6 opening win over the Lyons and scored three runs late to defeat their New England Regional counterpart, 3-2, in the nightcap.

GAME ONE - http://gomonks.com/sports/bsb/2014-15/files/whe1.htm

Seven different players notched two hits and all nine starters recorded at least one base knock in the opener, which saw the Monks post crooked numbers on the board in the second, third, fourth and sixth innings en route to the 14-6 triumph.

The Lyons, coming off a 5-2 victory over #9 Concordia (Ill.) yesterday, struck first with a run off three hits in the top of the opening frame, as ¬sophomore shortstop Joshua LaJoie (Somers, Conn.) singled to left with one out and came around to score on a Tyler Contillo (Uncasville, Conn.) base hit through the right side to stake Wheaton to an early advantage. With the bases loaded and two down, SJC senior starter Alex Valenti (Lawrence, Mass.) minimized the damage by inducing a harmless flyout to right.

The Monks took advantage of a pair of walks in the bottom of the second to claim a 2-1 lead. Sophomores Jameson Collins (Sandown, N.H.) and Scott Betts (Peabody, Mass.) both earned four-pitch free passes and moved into scoring position on a Mike Kinch (Newton, Mass.) sac bunt. Collins scored the tying run on a single up the middle by senior third baseman Lincoln Sanborn (Standish, Maine) and the following batter, sophomore shortstop Taylor Black (Cardiff by the Sea, Calif.), plated Collins with a sac fly to center to lift the Royal Blue to a 2-1 lead.

St. Joe’s went on to score four runs off four hits and a Wheaton miscue in the bottom of the third, as senior catcher Joe Coyne (Duxbury, Mass.) singled and later scored and Betts, Kinch and Sanborn knocked in a run apiece to extend the Monks’ cushion to 6-1.
Saint Joseph’s added three more runs in the fourth, when Betts drove in Coyne and sophomore first baseman Brett Barbati (Melrose, Mass.) – who reached with a two-bagger – with a base hit up the chute and Kinch plated Collins with a base knock to right as the Royal Blue owned a 9-1 advantage heading into the fifth.

With Valenti throwing well and the Monks on top by eight, the game seemed to be in the bag, but Wheaton managed to make things uncomfortable by scoring five runs off six hits in the top of the fifth. Senior Zach Bombard (Belchertown, Mass.), sophomore Joseph Santigate (Staten Island, N.Y.) and junior Jimmy Smith (Worcester, Mass.) opened the inning with three-consecutive singles, loading the bases for LaJoie, who drove in Bombard with a single to center. Junior Justin Silvestro (Waltham, Mass.) followed with another RBI base hit and Smith scored on a groundout off the bat of senior first baseman Apolinar De La Cruz (Providence, R.I.) to make it a 9-4 game. Contillo plated a pair with a double to left-center, a drive that led to a change on the mound for the Monks, as Head Coach Will Sanborn ’86 removed Valenti in favor of sophomore Nick Malatesta (Wrentham, Mass.), who escaped further damage by inducing a ground out and fanning Peluso with St. Joe’s clinging to a 9-6 lead.

The Monks could not capitalize on a leadoff hit batsman in the bottom of the fifth, but responded in kind to the Lyons’ five-run frame by scoring five of their own off five hits and a pair of Wheaton errors in the sixth inning. Sophomore center fielder Dennis Meehan (Gardiner, Maine) led off the frame with a double to deep left and came around to score when Kinch reached on an infield error and Black drove in Sanborn and Collins with a double down the left field line, lifting his team to a 12-6 lead. Black, who later scored on a Taylor Reuillard (Biddeford, Maine) single, battled his way out of an 0-2 hole by fouling off five-straight pitches before swatting his first of two doubles on the afternoon.
Reuillard proceeded to score the final run of the game when Coyne doubled to left-center, accounting for the 14-6 final.

For the Monks, Black, Betts and Kinch notched two hits and three RBI apiece while Coyne, Barbati and Meehan each added two hits and a pair of runs in the convincing triumph. Collins scored a career-high four runs and Sanborn drove in two in the victory.
Malatesta earned his first career victory after allowing a hit and a walk with six punch-outs in 3.1 innings and freshman Steven Albert (Worcester, Mass.) tossed 1.1 frames of one-hit relief for Saint Joseph’s. Valenti did not figure into the decision after allowing six runs off nine hits (eight singles) with five K’s over 4.1 innings.

For the Lyons, LaJoie was 2-4 with two runs and an RBI, Silvestro went 2-4 with a run and an RBI, and Contillo plated three off two hits, including a double, in the losing bid.
Wheaton starter Brady Furdon (Natick, Mass.), making his first NCAA start, took the loss after giving up six runs (four earned) off four hits and four walks with two K’s. Joe Bongiovanni (Johnston, R.I.) allowed seven runs (one earned) off eight hits over 3.2 innings and Jimmy Gowen (Brielle, N.J.) yielded an unearned run off four hits with two strikeouts in 2.1 innings of mop-up duty.

GAME TWO - http://gomonks.com/sports/bsb/2014-15/files/whe2.htm
The second regional rivalry contest featured a completely different pace as the nightcap merged into a pitcher’s duel between SJC senior starter Dan Meeken (Marshfield, Mass.) and Wheaton freshman hurler Dan Southerland (Dartmouth, Mass.).

The Lyons again struck first, as De La Cruz worked a lead-off walk, advanced to third on a Mike Beneduce (North Kingstown, R.I.) single, and scored on a Landry base hit through the left side in the bottom of the second inning.

Wheaton doubled the lead in the third when Bombard and LaJoie opened with consecutive singles up the middle and both moved up a base on a Silvestro sac bunt. Meeken issued an intentional free pass to De La Cruz to load the bases with one out, but Beneduce foiled the plan, capping a lengthy at bat with a sac fly to right field, scoring Bombard and making it a 2-0 contest going into the fourth.

St. Joe’s, which mustered just two hits in the first five innings combined, managed to produce a run off a single knock in the top of the sixth, when Sanborn led off with a double to deep right-center, moved to third on a Black sacrifice bunt, and scored on a Reuillard chopper to short.

The Monks proceeded to knot the game at two-apiece with a run off two hits in the top of the seventh. Barbati led off with a single to right, moved to second on a Collins sac bunt and sprinted home on a Dan Donovan (Lynn, Mass.) pinch-hit single to right.
Saint Joseph’s gained their first lead of the closing contest in the top of the eighth, when Sanborn singled to left with one out, stole second, moved to third on a Black groundout, and scored on a Reuillard base hit to right field.

Sanborn, who went 2-2 with two runs and a double, was the Monks’ lone repeat-hitter in the nightcap while Reuillard delivered a pair of RBI and freshman catcher Jacob White (Salem, N.H.) belted his first NCAA two-bagger in the comeback victory.
For Wheaton, Bombard and LaJoie recorded two hits apiece in the losing bid.
On the hill, junior Riley Cox (Westford, Mass.) picked up the win after allowing a hit while fanning a pair in a scoreless inning of relief. Junior Corey McNamara (West Newbury, Mass.) collected his first save of the young season after tossing two immaculate innings with four K’s and Meeken yielded two runs off five hits and a pair of walks with seven strikeouts in six innings.

Junior reliever Jordan Jenkins (Scituate, Mass.) was hit with the loss for the Lyons after giving up the go-ahead run in the eighth. Southerland struck out seven while allowing two runs off five hits and a pair of passes while Michael Baryski (Walpole, Mass.) and Cody Kozin (Storrs, Conn.) combined to toss 1.1 innings of scoreless relief in the loss.
With the sweep, Saint Joseph’s improves to 5-8 in the history of the series with Wheaton College, a team that defeated the Monks twice (5-2, 3-1) in Auburndale last spring. The 14-run total in the opener is the most the Monks have scored in the history of the 13-game matchup with the Lyons and the most runs allowed by Wheaton since the Lyons fell to national powerhouse Marietta College, 19-5, on March 14th, 2014.

Both teams return to action with single nine-inning games tomorrow, when Saint Joseph’s faces Fontbonne University at 1:00 PM (Chain of Lakes #4) and Wheaton plays Webster University at 4:00 PM.
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Re: Baseball 2015: St. Joseph's College

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:21 am

3/8/15 – Fontbonne Surges Past Saint Joseph’s, 8-7

AUBURNDALE, Fla. – Fontbonne University (1-2) defeated Saint Joseph’s College (3-6), 8-7, in RussMatt Central Florida Invitational baseball action on Monday afternoon.
The Monks erased an early 4-0 deficit with seven unanswered runs, but saw a 7-4 lead evaporate as the Griffins scored twice in both the seventh and eighth innings to claim the 8-7 victory.

¬Trailing by four in the bottom of the third, senior third baseman Lincoln Sanborn (Standish, Maine) doubled and trotted home two batters later when junior Taylor Reuillard (Biddeford, Maine) launched his first home run of the season. Sophomore right fielder Scott Betts (Peabody, Mass.) plated Joe Coyne (Duxbury, Mass.) with a double to right and Brett Barbati (Melrose, Mass.) was hit by a pitch and crossed the plate when Dan Donovan (Lynn, Mass.) reached on an infield error, knotting the game at 4-4. Sophomore second baseman Mike Kinch (Newton, Mass.) followed and put the Monks on top, sending Betts home with a single.

Black opened the bottom of the sixth with a leadoff single and later scored on a Barbati sac fly to right field and Coyne, who reached on a fielder’s choice, sprinted home when sophomore Jameson Collins (Sandown, N.H.) doubled down the right field line, making it a 7-4 game through six.

Fontbonne scored twice off four hits and an error in the seventh, as Ethan Boyer led off with a base hit and scored on a miscue and Alex Hill singled and scored on a Matt Wallis base hit to make it a 7-6 contest. The Griffins reclaimed the lead in the eighth, when Lucas Carter scored the game-tying run on an error and Ben Greenwald plated the winning run with a fielder’s choice.

For the Monks, Betts was 2-4 with a run, a double and an RBI and Collins went 2-5 with a two-bagger and an RBI in the losing bid. Junior reliever Riley Cox (Westford, Mass.) took the loss after allowing an unearned run over two innings while sophomore Thomas Fortier (Falmouth, Mass.) allowed two runs (one earned) off four hits and a walk with three K’s over three solid frames of relief. Freshman Joshua Partridge (Deerfield, N.H.) allowed an unearned run off three hits and a walk in an inning of work and freshman Christopher Gerossie (Chester, N.H.), making his first NCAA start, gave up four runs off four hits and four walks with three K’s in three innings.

Saint Joseph’s returns to action tomorrow morning with a 9:00 AM contest versus Gordon College.

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Re: Baseball 2015: St. Joseph's College

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:24 am

NCAA BASEBALL: Monks Blow Past Fighting Scots, 18-3

3/9/15 – Monks Blow Past Fighting Scots, 18-3

AUBURNDALE, Fla. – Saint Joseph’s College (4-6) routed Gordon College (1-4), 18-3, in RussMatt Central Florida Invitational play on Monday morning. Sophomore shortstop Taylor Black (Cardiff by the Sea, Calif.) went 3-5 with three runs scored to pace the Monks’ offense, which racked up a season-high 21 hits in the victory.

After a scoreless first inning, the Monks went to work in the second with five runs off three hits and a trio of Gordon errors and proceeded to score at least one run in each of the following five frames en route to the 15-run triumph.

In all, 13 different SJC players joined the hit parade with seven Monks registering multiple-hit efforts versus the Fighting Scots. Senior third baseman Lincoln Sanborn (Standish, Maine) and sophomore center fielder Dennis Meehan (Gardiner, Maine) both went 2-3 with two runs, a double and three RBI in the victory while junior left fielder Taylor Reuillard (Biddeford, Maine) was 2-4 with a pair of runs, a two-bagger and two RBI and senior catcher Joe Coyne (Duxbury, Mass.) added two hits and a run with a double and two RBI versus Gordon.

Sophomore infielder Brett Barbati (Melrose, Mass.) went 2-4 with two runs and an RBI and junior outfielder Tim Beaudette (Uxbridge, Mass.), who entered the game in the fifth inning, made the most of his opportunity by going 2-2 with a run, a double and three RBI in the slugfest.

On the mound, Sanborn picked up his first win of the young season after tossing five innings of three-hit ball with three strikeouts while throwing just 58 pitches. Freshman Marc Poirier (Lunenburg, Mass.) allowed three runs off four hits with a strikeout in one inning of work and first-year Patrick Martin (Wilton, N.H.) closed out the contest by yielding a hit with a punch-out in an inning of mop-up duty.

Freshman righthander Caleb Bae (Canyon Country, Calif.) took the loss for the Fighting Scots after giving up nine runs (five earned) off nine hits and a walk with four K’s in four frames of work. First-year Joseph Nadler (Oak Ridge, N.J.) allowed five runs off five hits and a hit batsman and failed to record an out, while junior righty Larry Torres (Bronx, N.Y.) surrendered two runs off four hits with three K’s in two innings and junior Tristan Ryan (Orlando, Fla.) yielded two runs (one earned) off three hits in the final inning of the day.

Saint Joseph’s is now 14-1 in the history of the series with Gordon College and has now defeated the Fighting Scots in 13-consecutive meetings dating back to the 1985 campaign.

With a planned day off tomorrow, the Monks return to action with a doubleheader versus Thomas More College on Wednesday. First pitch for opener is slated for 1:30 PM.

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Re: Baseball 2015: St. Joseph's College

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:14 am

3/12/15 – Baseball Splits with Westfield State, Caps Spring Break Trip with 5-3 Record

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – Saint Joseph’s College (6-8) split a pair of games with Westfield State University (6-2) in RussMatt Central Florida Invitational baseball action on Thursday. The Monks suffered a walk-off 4-3 setback in the opener and closed out the Florida trip with a 9-4 victory over the Owls.

Westfield State 4, Saint Joseph’s 3 - http://gomonks.com/sports/bsb/2014-15/b ... 2_a18b.xml
Leading 3-2 going into the bottom of the seventh, Saint Joseph’s fell on the wrong side of a come from behind effort, as Westfield plated a pair off two hits to steal the first game between the New England Region counterparts.

¬The Monks trailed 1-0 after Owls first baseman Nate Barnes (Westfield, Mass.) delivered a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the first, but answered with two runs in the top of the third, when senior third baseman Lincoln Sanborn (Standish, Maine) ripped a run-scoring double into the right-center gap and later scored on a Taylor Reuillard (Biddeford, Maine) base hit.

The 2-1 edge remained until the bottom of the sixth when the Barnes led off with a single and eventually came around to score on a two-out RBI double off the bat of sophomore pinch hitter Josh Cabucio (East Freetown, Mass.).

Saint Joseph’s reclaimed the lead, albeit momentarily, in the top of the seventh. With two out, Sanborn roped his second two-bagger of the day and promptly scored when the following batter, sophomore shortstop Taylor Black (Cardiff by the Sea, Calif.), singled up the middle.

In the bottom of the seventh, junior center fielder Dan McCormack (Shelton, Conn.) opened with a single to left field and moved to second on a Pat McWilliams (Duxbury, Mass.) sac bunt. Head Coach Will Sanborn ’86 opted to intentionally walk the next batter, senior designated hitter Tim Santilli (Southbridge, Mass.), to set up the force at all infield bases. Facing junior reliever Riley Cox (Westford, Mass.), Danny DiMatteo (Dennis, Mass.) produced a game-tying hit and, following another intentional pass, junior D.J. Bishop (Dartmouth, Mass.) stepped to the plate and delivered a game-winning sacrifice fly to right field.

Sanborn was 3-3 with a pair of runs, two doubles and an RBI and was the lone SJC repeat hitter in the losing effort. Senior starter Alex Valenti (Lawrence, Mass.) pitched well but was hit with the loss after allowing four runs off seven hits and four walks with six K’s in 6.1 innings.

Barnes posted the Owls’ only multi-hit effort and was 2-3 with a run and an RBI in the opener. Senior hurler Mile Molta (Nantucket, Mass.) went the distance, yielding three runs (one earned) off seven hits with no walks and five strikeouts to pick up the victory.

Saint Joseph’s 9, Westfield State 4 - http://gomonks.com/sports/bsb/2014-15/b ... 2_k5br.xml
Trailing 4-1 heading into the bottom of the fifth, the Monks turned the tables on the Owls by scoring six runs off six hits and an error and tacked on two more in the sixth to close out the southern swing on a high note.

The Monks grabbed an early lead in the closing contest with a run off three hits in the bottom of the first. With one out, Reuillard singled down the right field line, stole second and moved to third on a Joe Coyne (Duxbury, Mass.) single before scoring on a Jameson Collins (Sandown, N.H.) base hit.

The slimmest of margins held true until the top of the third, when Westfield State knocked home four runs off four hits – all with two out - to secure a 4-1 cushion. With runners on second and third, Barnes delivered a two-run single and trotted home when the following hitter, Bishop, launched a two-run jack over the left field wall.
Although the Monks’ crooked number was put up on the board in the bottom of the fifth, it seems likely that the momentum began in the top of the frame, when the Royal Blue escaped a bases-loaded with one out scenario unscathed. With runners on first and second, Coach Sanborn removed senior starter Dan Meeken (Marshfield, Mass.) in favor of freshman Christopher Gerossie (Chester, N.H.), who walked the first batter he faced to load the bases. Impressively, the rookie righthander proceeded to cut down the following two batters by way of the K, forcing Westfield to squander a prime scoring opportunity.
Fresh off the fine pitching effort, the SJC bats came to life, as Black led off the bottom of the fifth with a double to right field, moved to third on a passed ball, and scored when Reuillard singled through the right side. Coyne plated Reuillard with a double of his own and later scored on a balk by reliever Mike Hersey (Norton, Mass.), knotting the game at 4-4. Sophomore outfielders Dennis Meehan (Gardiner, Maine) and Scott Betts (Peabody, Mass.) followed with consecutive singles to bring up pinch hitter Dan Donovan (Lynn, Mass.), who sent both runners home with a single. Senior Anthony Zawistowski (Otisville, N.Y.), pinch running for Donovan, lifted the Monks to a 7-2 lead after scoring on a Brett Barbati (Melrose, Mass.) sac fly to center.

With one out in the sixth, Coyne plated Reuillard with his second double of the game and later scored on an infield error to account for the 9-4 final score.

For the Monks, Coyne was 3-4 with two runs, two doubles and a pair of RBI, Reuillard went 2-3 with three runs, an RBI and a stolen base, Black added two doubles and a run in four at bats, and Betts went 2-4 with a run scored.

On the mound, Gerossie earned his first collegiate victory after allowing a hit and a walk with three strikeouts in an inning of relief and freshman Josh Partridge (Deerfield, N.H.) fanned one batter in 1.2 innings of work. Meeken gave up four runs off six hits and three walks with five K’s over 4.1 innings.

McCormack went 2-4 with a run scored and was the Owls’ only repeat hitter in the loss. Hersey was hit with the losing decision after yielding three unearned runs off three hits and a balk in an inning of relief.

With the split, Saint Josephs’ is now 3-1 in the history of the series with Westfield State University, a team the Monks defeated by an 18-4 margin in Florida last spring.
Saint Joseph’s closed out the Spring Break trip with an impressive .355 (91-256) batting average with 61 runs and 24 doubles in eight games at the RussMatt Invitational. The Monks outscored their opponents by a collective 61-38 margin during the southern swing and the SJC pitching staff combined to fan 65 batters with 26 walks in 60.2 innings. St. Joe’s posted a 5-3 record during the trip, with two of the three losses coming by just one run.
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Re: Baseball 2015: St. Joseph's College

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Meehan front and center for St. Joseph’s baseball team
The former Gardiner star is making an impact for the Monks after transferring from Husson.

Baseball coaches don’t hand over the keys to center field to just anybody. The position is of such vital importance to a team’s defense that coaches will often sacrifice offensive production if it means having a steady glove in center. St. Joseph’s College coach Will Sanborn is happy to learn he won’t have to sacrifice anything after handing the center field job to a sophomore transfer from Gardiner this season. Sanborn saw the athleticism, range and the strong right arm that Dennis Meehan brought with him after a year at Husson University and figured it was worth giving the newcomer a shot in the middle of his defense. “It’s been a learning process for him in the outfield,” Sanborn said. “He didn’t play there a lot in high school, so he’s had to work real hard on his outfield fundamentals.”...

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Re: Baseball 2015: St. Joseph's College

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Jordan Earns ECAC Co-Player of the Week Accolades


3/26/15 – Jordan Earns ECAC Co-Player of the Week Accolades

STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph’s College senior third baseman Kim Jordan (Standish, Maine) has collected ECAC DIII New England Softball Co-Player of the Week honors.
Jordan went 6-7 with a run, a double, a triple and a home run in the conference doubleheader split at Albertus Magnus College last Saturday. She is currently hitting .477 (21-44) with four doubles, five triples, a homer, eight RBI and two stolen bases on the season.

Jordan, who also earned GNAC Player of the Week honors for her performance, is the team leader in batting, runs and triples and sports a .950 fielding percentage with just two errors in 40 chances through 12 contests this spring.

For Jordan, the ECAC weekly honor is the second of the young season, as the senior captain earned the same award on March 9th after hitting .625 (5-8) with four runs, a double, a triple and two RBI in wins over Dominican and Wisconsin-Lutheran the previous day.

A career .303 (121-399) hitter, Jordan has recorded 104 runs with 26 doubles, 12 triples, six home runs, 48 RBI and 25 stolen bases through 138 collegiate games.

Jordan shares the regional honor with Hamilton College junior outfielder Olivia Gozdz (Darien, Conn.), who went 15-29 at the dish with six doubles, a home run and eight runs scored in eight games last week.

Saint Joseph’s returns to the diamond with a non-conference doubleheader at Southern Maine on Tuesday, March 31st. First pitch is scheduled for 3:30 PM.

In the 76 years since its inception, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) has emerged as the nation's largest Conference. The ECAC has grown considerably from its charter membership of 58, currently boasting over 300 member schools in Divisions I, II and III, ranging in location from Maine to South Carolina, and westerly to Missouri. In the 2014-15 academic year, the ECAC will hosnearly100 championships in 32 men's and women's sports as the sponsors of over 5,800 varsity teams and 111,000 male and female athletes. For more information, visit www.ecacsports.com.
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Re: Baseball 2015: St. Joseph's College

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4/2/15 – Monks Open GNAC Play with Sweep over Lasell

STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph’s College (8-10, 2-0 GNAC) kicked off Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play with a pair of wins over Lasell College (4-10, 0-2 GNAC) at Larry Mahaney Diamond on Thursday afternoon. The Monks opened with a 3-0 win over the Lasers and completed the sweep with a 3-1 nightcap triumph.

GAME ONE - http://gomonks.com/sports/bsb/2014-15/files/las1.htm
Senior starting pitcher Alex Valenti (Lawrence, Mass.) was dominant in the Monks’ 2015 home-opener, as the righthander did not allow a hit until the fourth inning and gave up just three hits overall in a complete-game shutout performance in the first game.
Valenti required little run support and, as it played out, the Monks produced all the offense they needed in the first inning, when the hosts scored off a pair of hits with two out in the bottom of the opening frame. Senior catcher Joe Coyne (Duxbury, Mass.) doubled to left field and raced home when the following batter, sophomore first baseman Brett Barbati (Melrose, Mass.) capped a seven-pitch at bat with a base hit through the right side.

Saint Joseph’s tacked on a pair of insurance runs in the fifth, when sophomore center fielder Dennis Meehan (Gardiner, Maine) singled and sophomore shortstop Max McCoomb (South Berwick, Maine) walked to set the stage for sophomore second baseman Taylor Black (Cardiff by the Sea, Calif.), who plated both runners with a two-out double to deep center.

Coyne went 2-3 with a pair of two-baggers and was the lone repeat-hitter for either team in the opening contest. Valenti improved to 2-2 after allowing three hits and a pair of walks with seven K’s in what was the first complete-game shutout effort of his collegiate career.

Senior hurler Kevin Post (Cromwell, Conn.) took the loss for the Lasers after yielding three runs off five hits and a walk with one strikeout over six innings.

GAME TWO - http://gomonks.com/sports/bsb/2014-15/files/las2.htm
The Lasers struck first in the closing contest, as the visitors scored a run off four hits – all singles – in the top of the first. With one out, senior left fielder Matt Sammarco (New Canaan, Conn.) reached with a base hit down the left field line and scampered to third on a Skylar Beckerman (Pensacola, Fla.) single to right-center. Junior catcher Wes Hurty (Windsor, Conn.) lifted the visitors to an early 1-0 advantage with a base knock through the left side, but SJC senior starter Lincoln Sanborn (Standish, Maine) worked out of a bases-loaded with one out jam by inducing a 4-6-3 double play off the bat of senior Evan Mozingo (Brookfield, Conn.).

After stranding a pair of runners with one out in the bottom of the first, Saint Joseph’s took the lead with two runs off two hits and a Lasell error in the third. Black reached on an infield miscue and promptly stole second before moving to third on a Taylor Reuillard (Biddeford, Maine) base hit. Reuillard moved up 90 feet on a Coyne chopper to third and Barbati drove in both runners with a single up the middle, lifting the hosts to a 2-1 edge.
St. Joe’s added an insurance run in the fifth, when Sanborn led off with a single up the middle and later scored on a Reuillard double to left-center.

The Lasers threatened in the top of the sixth with runners on first and second and one out, but Sanborn escaped unscathed with the help of two groundouts.

Junior closer Corey McNamara (West Newbury, Mass.) came on to close the door in the seventh, fanning all three batters he faced on just 12 pitches to earn his third save of the season and 11th of his NCAA career.

For the Monks, Reuillard was 2-3 with a run, a double and an RBI and Barbati went 2-3 with a two-base hit and a pair of RBI in the victory. Sanborn improved to 2-2 on the season after allowing a run off six hits and a pair of walks with five punch-outs in six innings.

Hurty paced the Lasers’ offense by going 3-3 with a double in the loss while freshman starter Josh Bahnick (Clinton, Mass.) fell to 1-1 on the year after allowing three runs (one earned) off five hits and a walk with a pair of K’s in five innings. Senior Ryan Bowen (Hudson, Mass.) gave up one hit in an inning of relief.

With the sweep, Saint Joseph’s improves to 13-3 in the history of the series with Lasell College.

Now two games through a six-game, three-day conference stretch, the Monks host Rivier University for a pair tomorrow with first pitch slated for 12:00 PM. With their home field unavailable, the Raiders will serve as the home team for both contests.

Lasell returns to play Saturday when the team hosts GNAC-rival Johnson & Wales University for two contests, the first of which starts at 12:00 PM.
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