Baseball 2015: St. Joseph's College

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Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:29 am

Monks Claim Top Seed in GNAC Tournament

WINTHROP, Mass. – Saint Joseph's College of Maine ran through its league schedule with a 12-2 mark to earn the top seed in next week's 2015 GNAC Baseball Tournament, claiming the conference regular-season title.

Saint Joseph’s, ranked sixth in the latest New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) regional poll, enters the postseason having won five-consecutive GNAC titles with nine conference crowns over the last 10 years overall.

The GNAC's six-team tourney gets underway on Tuesday with first-round, single-elimination action, followed by the four-team, double-elimination portion of the tournament on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

The final two days of the tournament on April 25-26 will take place at Holman Stadium in Nashua, N.H.

Tuesday's first-round action will feature fifth-seeded Rivier University (8-6) traveling to fourth-seeded Lasell College (9-5) for a 6:00 p.m. contest, while third-seeded Suffolk University (9-5) will host sixth-seeded Albertus Magnus College (4-10) at Adams Field in Quincy, Mass. at 7:30 p.m.

The Rivier-Lasell winner will travel to top-seeded Saint Joseph's (Maine) on Thursday, April 23 in a non-elimination contest at 4:00 p.m. The Albertus-Suffolk winner will travel to second-seeded Johnson & Wales University (10-4) in Thursday's other non-elimination contest. First pitch for that game is set for 6:00 p.m.

Saint Joseph's, Johnson & Wales and the two remaining teams will then take the field at Holman on Saturday beginning at 10:00 a.m. For the complete schedule, please see below.

Founded in 1995, the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) is an NCAA Division III association made up of 12 member institutions and over 3,000 student-athletes across the New England region. Each year, the GNAC sponsors and administers 17 championships, while balancing academic integrity, athletic opportunities and community involvement.

First Round - Tuesday, April 21 (single elimination)
Game 1: #6 Albertus Magnus at #3 Suffolk - 7:30 p.m. (at Adams Field, Quincy, Mass.)
Game 2: #5 Rivier at #4 Lasell - 6:00 p.m.
Second Round - Thursday, April 23 (double elimination begins)
Game 3: Game 2 winner at #1 Saint Joseph's Maine - 4:00 p.m.
Game 4: Game 1 winner at #2 Johnson & Wales - 6:00 p.m.
Semifinals - Saturday, April 25 (at Holman Stadium, Nashua, N.H.)
Game 5: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser (elimination game) - 10:00 a.m.
Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner - 1:00 p.m.
Game 7: Game 6 loser vs Game 5 winner (elimination game) - 4:00 p.m.
Championship - Sunday, April 26 (at Holman Stadium, Nashua, N.H.)
Game 8: Game 7 winner vs. Game 6 winner - 12:00 p.m.
Game 9: if necessary
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Re: Baseball 2015: St. Joseph's College

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:52 am

Meeken & Betts Collect GNAC Weekly Honors

STANDISH, Maine – The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) weekly accolades have been released and a pair of Saint Joseph’s College baseball players have earned honors.

Senior pitcher Dan Meeken (Marshfield, Mass.) is the Pitcher of the Week and sophomore outfielder Scott Betts (Peabody, Mass.) is the Player of the Week. The weekly conference honor is a career-first for both players.

Meeken ran his scoreless inning streak to 19 frames with seven shutout innings in a 6-0 victory over Johnson & Wales University on Thursday. The senior southpaw scattered five hits with a pair of walks and struck out a career-high 10 batters in the shutout victory.
Betts was an offensive force in a 5-2 week for the Monks, as the sophomore outfielder posted a scorching .545 (12-22) batting average with three runs, a double, two home runs and 11 RBI over the seven contests. The second-year slugger opened the week by going 2-5 with two runs, a homer and four RBI against Bowdoin College on Monday and capped the difficult week with three hits, a home run and four RBI against nationally ranked University of Southern Maine on Sunday.

In seven starts on the mound so far this spring, Meeken is 3-2 with a 3.99 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 38.1 innings. The senior southpaw has allowed 35 hits and 14 walks and opponents are hitting just .243 (35-144) with six extra-base hits with him on the hill. Meeken has been particularly dominant in conference play, with a 3-0 record and a 0.90 ERA and 22 K’s over 20 frames versus GNAC opponents, who have combined to hit just .127 (8-63) against him this season.

In the midst of a breakout season, Betts is currently hitting .373 (38-102) with 17 runs, eight doubles, three home runs and 28 RBI. The sophomore slugger is the conference-leader in RBI and ranks third in homers, fourth in batting average and sixth in slugging (.559) as of April 20th. He is the third SJC hitter to earn GNAC Player of the Week honors this spring. Senior catcher Joe Coyne (Duxbury, Mass.) and sophomore shortstop Max McCoomb (South Berwick, Maine) claimed the same award on April 6th and 13th, respectively.

Saint Joseph’s (22-12, 12-2 GNAC) has earned the top seed in the GNAC Tournament, which begins later today with a single-elimination play-in round featuring the 3-6 seeds. The Monks begin postseason play Thursday, hosting the winner of the #4 Lasell College/#5 Rivier University play-in, at 4:00 PM.
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Re: Baseball 2015: St. Joseph's College

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:31 am

nks Ranked Sixth in NEIBA Poll

STANDISH, Maine – The New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) has released the fifth New England Region poll of the season and Saint Joseph’s College is tied for sixth, with Endicott College, with 15 points.

Saint Joseph’s, 22-12 overall and 12-2 in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play this season, has won 16 of the last 18 games and kicked off the month of April with 13 consecutive victories, a win streak that is tied for the second-longest in team history.
Led by 23rd-year Head Coach Will Sanborn ’86, the Monks currently have the most wins with one of the toughest schedules in the region. Saint Joseph’s has defeated three of the teams in the top eight, with victories over Southern Maine (#3), Wheaton College (#4) and Endicott College (#6T).

Saint Joseph's has earned the top seed in the GNAC Tournament, which begins later today with a single-elimination play-in round featuring the 3-6 seeds. The Monks begin postseason play Thursday, hosting the winner of the #4 Lasell College/#5 Rivier University play-in, at 4:00 PM.

The Monks enter the postseason having won five-consecutive GNAC titles with nine conference crowns and eight NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years overall.
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Re: Baseball 2015: St. Joseph's College

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:00 am

Monks Cruise Past Lasers in GNAC Tournament, 7-0

STANDISH, Maine – Top-seeded Saint Joseph’s College (23-12, 12-2 GNAC) blanked #4 Lasell College (14-16, 9-5 GNAC), 7-0, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Baseball Tournament Second Round contest at Larry Mahaney Diamond on Thursday afternoon. Senior catcher Joe Coyne (Duxbury, Mass.) went 4-5 with two runs, a double, two home runs and four RBI in the victory.

The Monks clicked on all cylinders with timely hitting, excellent pitching and mistake-free defense in the team’s tournament opener. Senior pitcher Alex Valenti (Lawrence, Mass.) tossed seven scoreless, two-hit innings with four walks and eight strikeouts to pick up his third win of the season and the Saint Joseph’s lineup totaled 16 hits, including five of the extra-base variety, in the shutout victory.

With the win, Saint Joseph’s jumps into the winners’ bracket and will face #3 Suffolk University at 1:30 PM on Saturday at Holman Stadium in Nashua, New Hampshire. Lasell takes on #2 Johnson & Wales University in a losers’ bracket contest at 10:00 AM in Nashua on Saturday. Suffolk defeated Johnson & Wales, 7-5, in the other second round contest earlier this evening.

After stranding two runners in both the first and second innings, the Monks got on the board in the third when junior left fielder Taylor Reuillard (Biddeford, Maine) tripled to deep center and trotted home when Coyne launched his first jack of the day, a deep shot over the left-center wall to make it a 2-0 game through three full frames.

The 2-0 lead remained until the bottom of the sixth, when Saint Joseph’s knocked in three runs off four hits and a Lasell error to secure a 5-0 advantage. With one out, sophomore second baseman Taylor Black (Cardiff by the Sea, Calif.) singled up the middle and scored two batters later when Reuillard reached on an error. Senior third baseman Lincoln Sanborn (Standish, Maine) singled and raced home on a Coyne two-bagger down the left field line and sophomore first baseman Brett Barbati (Melrose, Mass.) plated Reuillard with a flare to right field.

The Monks proceeded to tack on single runs in the seventh and eighth innings, as sophomore center fielder Dennis Meehan (Gardiner, Maine) worked a one-out walk and scored on a base hit in the former and Coyne led off with a solo homer to left in the latter to account for the 7-0 final.

For the Monks, Sanborn was 3-4 with a run and an RBI, Barbati went 3-5 with a double and an RBI and sophomore Dan Donovan (Lynn, Mass.) added a pair of hits in four at bats in the convincing victory. In relief, junior Riley Cox (Westford, Mass.) fanned three batters with a walk in an impressive inning of work and junior Corey McNamara (West Newbury, Mass.) walked one with a trio of harmless fly-outs in another effective frame to close out the contest.

Coyne is the first St. Joe’s player to belt a pair of home runs in the same game since former teammate Alex Lorenc ’14 launched two taters in a GNAC Tournament win over Suffolk on April 25th, 2013.

Lasell junior right fielder Skylar Beckerman (Pensacola, Fla.) and freshman shortstop Jesse Tejero (West Haven, Conn.) both went 1-3 and accounted for the Lasers’ only two hits in the losing effort. Freshman starting pitcher Josh Bahnick (Clinton, Mass.) took the loss after allowing two runs off eight hits in 2.1 innings while senior Ryan Bowen (Hudson, Mass.) yielded three runs (two earned) off six hits with a punch-out in 3.2 frames of relief. Junior Gary Trottier (Rehoboth, Mass.) and senior Vinny Romano (Yonkers, N.Y.) combined to give up two runs off two hits and a pair walks in two innings of mop-up duty.
Overall, Saint Joseph’s stranded 12 runners while just two Lasell baserunners advanced past second base all afternoon.

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Re: Baseball 2015: St. Joseph's College

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:43 am

4/25/15 – Top-Seeded Monks Fall to #3 Rams in GNAC Tourney, 3-2

NASHUA, N.H. – #3 Suffolk University (16-16, 9-5 GNAC) edged top-seeded Saint Joseph’s College (23-13, 12-2 GNAC), 3-2, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Baseball Tournament Semifinal contest at Holman Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Senior southpaws Josh Desai (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and Dan Meeken (Marshfield, Mass.) locked heads in an old-fashioned pitcher’s duel, with the former leading the Rams to victory after allowing two runs (one earned) off five hits and a walk with three strikeouts in a complete-game performance. Meeken nearly equaled his counterpart, yielding three runs (two earned) off five hits with six punch-outs over nine frames, but suffered the loss and falls to 3-3 on the season.

With the setback, Saint Joseph’s jumps into the losers’ bracket and will face #2 Johnson & Wales University this afternoon at 4:30 PM. The Wildcats fell to Suffolk, 7-5, on Thursday but defeated #4 Lasell College, 7-1, in an elimination game at Holman this morning.

With the victory, Suffolk advances to the GNAC Championship game for the ninth-consecutive season and will face the Saint Joseph’s/Johnson & Wales winner at Holman Stadium in a 1:00 PM start tomorrow. As the only undefeated team remaining in the double-elimination tournament, the Rams will have two chances tomorrow to collect their first conference crown since 2009.

Suffolk grabbed an early lead with two runs in the top of the first, when junior catcher John Lapolla (Providence, R.I.) plated freshman Brady Chant (Warwick, R.I.) with a single up the middle and later scored on an infield error. For Meeken, the first-inning runs snapped a 19-inning scoreless streak and were the first he had allowed since April 4th in a win over Albertus Magnus College.

The Rams tacked on another run off a pair of hits in the top of the second, when senior shortstop Adam Johnson (Georgetown, Mass.) singled to right, moved to second on a BJ Neil (Lynnfield, Mass.) sac bunt, and scored on a Chant base hit to right field.
The Monks’ offense began to click in the bottom of the third, when the Royal Blue plated a run off two hits, as sophomore shortstop Max McCoomb (South Berwick, Maine) led off with a double to left and eventually scored when junior left fielder Taylor Reuillard (Biddeford, Maine) reached on a fielder’s choice to make it a 3-1 contest.

After the third, neither team would record a hit until the bottom of the seventh when St. Joe’s scored a run off a pair of base knocks, cutting the deficit to 3-2 in the process. Sophomore right fielder Scott Betts (Peabody, Mass.) reached on an infield error to lead off the inning and eventually came around to score on a McCoomb two-out single to shallow left-center.

The Monks came close to tying the game when the following batter, sophomore second baseman Taylor Black (Cardiff by the Sea, Calif.), singled up the middle and McCoomb was sent home, where he was cut down by a nice throw from Chant, the Rams’ center fielder.
As it turned out, the play at the plate proved to be huge, as Saint Joseph’s failed to get a runner past first base in the final two innings.

Two Saint Joseph’s hitters accounted for all five of the Monks’ hits, as Black was 3-4 and McCoomb went 2-3 with a run, a double and an RBI in the losing effort. Senior third baseman Lincoln Sanborn (Standish, Maine) played outstanding defense, with a diving play in the fifth and a handful of difficult plays on choppers to his left in the narrow loss.
Chant led the Rams’ offensive effort by going 2-4 with a run and an RBI. Defensively, Johnson made several plus plays in the field and Suffolk left fielder Rob Marks (Revere, Mass.) made a nice diving play on a Joe Coyne (Duxbury, Mass.) line drive in the sixth.

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Re: Baseball 2015: St. Joseph's College

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:51 am

Saint Joseph’s Eliminated from GNAC Tournament

NASHUA, N.H. - #2 Johnson & Wales University (19-13, 10-4 GNAC) defeated top-seeded Saint Joseph’s College (23-14, 12-2 GNAC), 4-2, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Baseball Tournament elimination game on Saturday.

With the loss, six-time GNAC Champion Saint Joseph’s, which fell to #3 Suffolk University (3-2) earlier today, is eliminated from the tournament. The Monks, listed third in the NCAA DIII New England Regional Rankings, have six regular-season games remaining, with in-region contests versus Thomas College, UMass.-Boston, Bowdoin College, Bates College (2) and MIT, and have a chance, however slim, at earning an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament, which begins in mid-May.

Johnson & Wales, which will face Suffolk in the GNAC title game tomorrow at 12:00 PM, fell into the losers’ bracket with a 7-5 setback at the hands of Suffolk on Thursday but staved off elimination with a pair of wins today, including a 7-1 triumph over #4 Lasell College in an elimination game played at Holman this morning, to advance to the GNAC Championship for the first time since 2006. Suffolk, the only undefeated team remaining in the double-elimination tournament, has two chances tomorrow to collect their first conference crown since 2009.

Saint Joseph’s, which recorded just five hits in the one-run loss to Suffolk, had difficulty stringing hits together against Johnson & Wales as well, with seven hits – including five in the final four frames – in defeat.

Scoreless through four full innings, the Wildcats broke the game open with three runs off three hits in the top of the fifth. With one out, junior Tom Elkow (Morganville, N.J.) worked a four-pitch walk and moved all the way to third on a single by sophomore Ryan Cabral (Hope, R.I.), who advanced to second on an ill-advised throw to third base. Elkow scored and Cabral moved to third on a wild pitch and sophomore Brandon Cesino (Scituate, R.I.) plated Cabral with a groundout to first base. Sophomore shortstop Lou Umberto (Cranston, R.I.) followed with a single to right field and sprinted home on a Rob Bocchetti (East Meadow, N.Y.), lifting JWU to a 3-0 lead heading into the bottom of the fifth.

St. Joe’s squandered an opportunity to score in the bottom of the sixth, when the Monks loaded the bases with two out on a pair of singles and a walk, but Wildcats starter Lane Compton (Freeland, Mich.) worked out of the jam by inducing an infield groundout.
The Wildcats tacked on an insurance run without the aid of a base hit in the seventh, as Johnson & Wales took advantage of a pair of SJC errors to make it a 4-0 game. With one out, Cabral reached on an infield miscue and, after freshman reliever Steven Albert (Worcester, Mass.) fanned Rob Ballinger (North Kingstown, R.I.) for the second out, eventually scored when Umberto hit a pop up to shallow right that was misplayed. Sophomore outfielder Scott Betts (Peabody, Mass.) ran a long distance to make the play on a ball that looked to be just foul but was called fair after it hit the heel of Betts’ glove.

Now in a 4-0 hole, the Monks finally found the scoreboard with a pair of runs in the bottom of the eighth, when sophomore shortstop Max McCoomb (South Berwick, Maine) singled to right and sophomore Dan Donovan (Lynn, Mass.) walked with two out. Facing freshly entered reliever Bryan Quinlan (Pawtucket, R.I.), senior catcher Joe Coyne (Duxbury, Mass.) launched a double to the wall in right field, plating McCoomb and Anthony Zawistowski (Otisville, N.Y.) – who entered as a pinch runner for Donovan – to cut the Monks’ deficit down to 4-2.

Junior closer Corey McNamara (West Newbury, Mass.) preserved the score by fanning a pair of batters in the top of the ninth and sophomore center fielder Dennis Meehan (Gardiner, Maine) singled through the left side with one out, but Quinlan closed out the game with a pair of fly outs.

For the Monks, Coyne went 2-4 with a double and a pair of RBI and McCoomb was 2-4 with a run in the setback. Senior Lincoln Sanborn (Standish, Maine) took the loss after allowing three runs off five hits in 4.2 innings while Albert gave up an unearned run with a strikeout in two innings of work and McNamara finished the game by fanning four in 2.1 frames of relief.

For the Wildcats, Bocchetti went 2-4 with two-bagger and an RBI while Compton improved to 5-1 on the year after giving up two runs on five hits and three free passes with five K’s in 7.2 innings. Quinlan closed out the game and allowed a pair of hits with a punch out in 1.1 innings of work.

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Re: Baseball 2015: St. Joseph's College

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:09 am

Monks Breeze Past Terriers, 9-1

STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph’s College (24-14, 12-2 GNAC) defeated Thomas College (16-20, 14-10 NAC), 9-1, in a non-conference baseball game at Larry Mahaney Diamond on Tuesday afternoon. Senior third baseman Lincoln Sanborn (Standish, Maine) was 2-3 with three runs, a double and three RBI in the one-sided triumph.

Sophomore starting pitcher Matt Wojciak (Merrimack, N.H.) fanned 12 batters while allowing a run off four hits and a pair of walks in six innings to improve to 3-0 on the season. His strikeout out tally is the most since Nick Whittaker ’14 struck out 13 in a win over Anna Maria College on April 13th, 2014.

In relief, freshman Christopher Gerossie (Deerfield, N.H.) and sophomore Nick Malatesta (Wrentham, Mass.) combined to strike out six, giving the Monks’ pitching staff 18 K’s in the victory, a total that ties the program record for whiffs in a contest. Previously, St. Joe’s had posted the same amount of strikeouts versus Husson University on April 28th, 1988 (exactly 27 years ago) and against Southern Vermont on May 12th, 1988.
Leading 2-1, the Monks broke the game open with five runs off two hits and a pair of Thomas errors, as the hosts loaded the bases with a pair of singles and a walk and Terriers freshman pitcher Payton Kennison (Augusta, Maine) hit a wild streak, giving up a pair of runs on consecutive free passes and allowed another two runs score when he plunked Sanborn and senior catcher Joe Coyne (Duxbury, Maine) with the bases loaded. Sanborn later scored on an infield error to make it a 7-1 game through four full frames.
Saint Joseph’s proceeded to tack on a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh, when Sanborn doubled home freshman center fielder Nick Mangiameli (Suffield, Conn.) and scored on a Taylor Reuillard (Biddeford, Maine) base hit through the right side.
For the Monks, Reuillard was 3-5 with an RBI while freshman right fielder Scott Betts (Peabody, Mass.) and sophomore shortstop Max McCoomb (South Berwick, Maine) both went 2-4 with a run scored in the victory.

Thomas junior center fielder Anree Benitez (Orlando, Fla.) was 2-5 with a pair of stolen bases and freshman starter Matt Rutherford (Saco, Maine) took the loss on the mound after giving up two runs on three hits and a pair of walks over three innings of work. Kennison yielded five runs (four earned) off two hits, three walks and a pair of hit batsmen in 1/3 inning, sophomore Rett Adams (Atlanta, Ga.) struck out one in 2/3 inning of relief, sophomore Dominic Esposito (Portland, Maine/Deering) scattered three hits over two scoreless innings, and junior Derek Kane (Natick, Mass.) allowed two runs off two hits and a pair of free passes with two K’s in two innings of mop-up duty.

Saint Joseph’s returns to action tomorrow with a non-conference game at UMass.-Boston starting at 5:30 PM.

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Re: Baseball 2015: St. Joseph's College

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:14 am

Saint Joseph’s Well-Represented on 2015 All-Conference Teams

STANDISH, Maine – The 2015 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Baseball postseason honors have been released and 12 individuals from Saint Joseph’s College have earned awards.

Three individuals highlight the impressive list of honorees, as seniors Joe Coyne (Duxbury, Mass.) and Alex Valenti (Lawrence, Mass.) have been selected as the GNAC Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively, and 23rd-year Head Coach Will Sanborn ’86 has been chosen as the 2015 GNAC Coach of the Year.

A total of eight Saint Joseph’s players are listed on the First Team, as Coyne, Valenti, senior Lincoln Sanborn (Standish, Maine), junior Taylor Reuillard and sophomores Brett Barbati (Melrose, Mass.), Taylor Black (Cardiff by the Sea, Calif.), Scott Betts (Peabody, Mass.) and Dan Donovan (Lynn, Mass.) claimed top team honors.

Senior Dan Meeken (Marshfield, Mass.) and sophomores Max McCoomb (South Berwick, Maine) and Dennis Meehan (Gardiner, Maine) are listed on the Second Team.

Coyne, a four-time First Team All-GNAC selection, is currently batting .434 (56-129) with 27 runs, 16 doubles, three home runs, 30 RBI and four stolen bases. The senior catcher leads the conference in batting average, OBP (.500), slugging (.643), hits (56), doubles, RBI and total bases (83) and ranks second in the league in home runs, plate appearances (147) and at bats (129).

For his career, Coyne owns a .354 (214-604) batting average with 110 runs, 51 doubles, four triples, nine home runs, 115 RBI and 11 steals over 172 games. He became the sixth player in team history to reach the 200-hit plateau with a single versus Johnson & Wales University on April 16th and currently ranks as the Monks’ all-time leader in at bats (604) and is tied for second in hits (214), doubles (51). He is also among the program’s career leaders in RBI, total bases and extra base hits.

Coyne is the sixth Saint Joseph’s player to garner Conference Player of the Year honors since 2005 and the first since Todd Keneborus ’11 collected back-to-back awards in 2010 and 2011. He is also the only SJC player in the last 11 seasons to claim First Team All-Conference honors all four years.

Valenti earns All-GNAC acclaim for the first time in his career and becomes the fifth Saint Joseph’s player in the last seven seasons to earn Conference Pitcher of the Year honors after posting a 2.91 ERA with a 3-2 record and 52 strikeouts in 46.1 innings. The two-year team captain allowed 41 hits and 23 walks and held opponents to a .234 (41-175) average while yielding just five extra-base hits – all doubles – in eight starts on the hill.
Valenti leads the GNAC in starts, strikeouts and K/9 (10.1) and ranks third in innings and ERA. For his career, the senior owns a 2.76 ERA and a 13-7 record with 165 strikeouts over 179.1 innings pitched. He has allowed 153 hits and 73 walks with a .228 opponents’ batting average over four seasons.

Sanborn collects Coach of the Year honors for the first time since 2009 after leading the Monks to a 23-14 record and a GNAC regular season title with a 12-2 mark in conference play this spring. Now in his 23rd season, Sanborn is the winningest head coach in SJC Athletics history with 627 career victories and led the Royal Blue to a 13-game win streak – the second-longest stretch in program history – earlier this spring. The Conference Coach of the Year accolade is the fourth of Sanborn’s illustrious career.

Lincoln Sanborn earns First Team All-Conference as a utility player after hitting .320 (32-100) with 22 runs, eight doubles, two triples, a homer, 18 RBI and four stolen bases as the Monks’ primary third baseman while posting a 4-2 record with a 3.74 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 33.2 innings on the mound. A 2012 Second Team selection, owns a career .306 (57-186) batting average with 42 runs, 13 doubles, 32 RBI and five stolen bases with a 2.78 ERA and a 18-4 record along with 140 K’s in 145.2 innings on the hill.

In the midst of a breakout season, Reuillard is currently hitting .384 (53-138) with 32 runs, 12 doubles, four triples, a home run, 24 RBI and seven stolen bases as one of three SJC players to start all 37 contests this spring. A Third Team All-GNAC choice as a sophomore, Reuillard leads the conference in at bats, runs, hits, triples and sac bunts (9), ranks second in plate appearances (158), doubles, total bases (79) and batting average, and third in RBI. He is also listed as one of three outfielders on the inaugural GNAC Gold Glove Team.

Barbati collects All-Conference accolades for the first time after hitting .342 (41-120) with 18 runs, six doubles, 23 RB and four stolen bases as the Monks’ primary first baseman. He ranks fourth in the GNAC in plate appearances (140), at bats and RBI and is also listed as the first baseman on the GNAC Gold Glove Team.

Betts, also a first-time All-GNAC honoree, is batting .336 (40-119) with 18 runs, eight doubles, three home runs, 28 RBI and a pair of stolen bases. The April 20th GNAC Player of the Week ranks second in the conference in RBI, third in homers, fourth in total bases (61) and sixth in both batting average and slugging (.513).

Black is also enjoying a breakout season while hitting atop the Monks’ potent lineup, hitting .348 (46-132) with 28 runs, eight doubles, two home runs, 15 RBI and eight stolen bases as a sophomore infielder. He currently leads the conference in plate appearances (162) and is second in at bats, sac bunts (7), third in hits and hit by pitch (9), fourth in runs, and fifth in total bases (60).

Yet another first-time All-GNAC selection, Donovan has emerged as a middle-of-the-order bat as the Monks’ primary designated hitter this spring. He is currently hitting .421 (24-57) with 11 runs, six doubles, 14 RBI and two steals. He is tied with Coyne for the team OBP (.500) lead and ranks second on the squad in batting average.

Meeken, the April 20th GNAC Player of the Week selection, has been one of the Monks’ most reliable pitchers this season, as the senior southpaw sports a 3.61 ERA with a 3-3 record and 48 strikeouts in 47.1 innings. He has allowed just 40 hits and 14 walks with a .229 (40-175) opponents’ batting average and posted a 19-inning scoreless streak that was snapped versus Suffolk University on Saturday. The first-time All-GNAC selection ranks second in the conference in innings, third in strikeouts, fourth in complete games (3) and fifth in K/9 (9.13).

McCoomb earns Second Team All-GNAC honors for the second-consecutive season after hitting .326 (31-95) with 20 runs, eight doubles, 11 RBI and four stolen bases as the Monks’ starting shortstop.

Meehan wraps up the Monks’ impressive list of All-Conference awards, earning a Second Team honor after hitting .275 (25-91) with 16 runs, 11 doubles, eight RBI and four steals in 34 games this season. A sophomore transfer from Husson University, Meehan ranks third in the conference in doubles and has developed into a fine defender in center field for Saint Joseph’s.

Saint Joseph’s, the top seed in the 2015 GNAC Baseball Tournament, kicked off postseason play with a dominant 7-0 victory over Lasell College on Thursday, but endured an early exit from the tourney after falling to #3 Suffolk University, 3-2, and #2 Johnson & Wales University, 4-2, at Holman Stadium in Nashua, New Hampshire on Saturday afternoon. The Monks, winners of the previous five GNAC Championships and nine of 10 conference crowns since 2005, are forced to wait until the 2015 NCAA DIII Tournament bracket is announced on Monday, May 11th to learn whether they have earned an at-large berth.

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Re: Baseball 2015: St. Joseph's College

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun May 03, 2015 7:23 pm

Saint Joseph’s Blanks Bowdoin on Senior Day, 6-0

STANDISH, Maine – Senior pitcher Dan Meeken (Marshfield, Mass.) tossed eight scoreless innings to help lift Saint Joseph’s College (25-15) past Bowdoin College (16-19), 6-0, in a non-conference baseball contest at Larry Mahaney Diamond on Sunday afternoon.

Meeken, who scattered just four hits and walked one with six strikeouts to earn his fourth win of the year, did not allow a runner to advance past second base in the victory over the Polar Bears, who were playing their last game of the 2015 campaign. As it played out, the Monks registered the only required run in the bottom of the first, when sophomore second baseman Taylor Black (Cardiff by the Sea, Calif.) led off with a hustle double to right field and later scored on a Taylor Reuillard (Biddeford, Maine) groundout to short.

Saint Joseph’s gained some breathing room in the fourth, when the Royal Blue scored three runs off four hits and a Bowdoin error. With one out and Reuillard, who doubled, on second base, senior catcher Joe Coyne (Duxbury, Mass.) knocked in his teammate with a triple to the warning track in left-center and also scored when a relay throw was misplayed, making it a 3-0 game. A groundout to second base followed, but sophomore right fielder Scott Betts (Peabody, Mass.) reached with an infield hit and scored when the following batter, sophomore designated hitter Dan Donovan (Lynn, Mass.) singled up the middle.

The Monks added a pair of insurance runs with two down in the seventh inning. After two quick outs, Reuillard notched his second double of the day and scored two batters later when sophomore first baseman Brett Barbati (Melrose, Mass.) doubled to right field. Coyne, who was hit by pitch, was also sent home when the relay throw went to second base, accounting for the 6-0 final.

For the Monks, Reuillard went 3-4 with two runs, a pair of doubles and an RBI, Donovan was 2-3 with an RBI, and Coyne went 1-3 with two runs, a triple and two runs batted in. Junior Corey McNamara (West Newbury, Mass.) replaced Meeken on the hill in the ninth and worked an efficient 1-2-3 inning, tossing seven of eight pitches for strikes in the process.

Bowdoin freshman pitcher Logan Simon (Los Angeles, Calif.) took the loss after allowing four runs off eight hits and a walk over five innings. Relievers Connor Rooney (Southborough, Mass.), Max Vogel-Freedman (West Hartford, Conn.) and Jon Fraser (Marshfield, Mass.) combined to two runs off three hits during three innings of work.

Prior to the start of the contest, a brief on-field ceremony was held in honor of the Monks’ five seniors: Meeken, Coyne, Lincoln Sanborn (Standish, Maine), Anthony Zawistowski (Otisville, N.Y.) and Nic Lops (South Portland, Maine/Cheverus). The 2015 class has helped the Monks post a 125-51 (.710) overall record and a 50-10 (.833) mark in conference play with three Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances over the last four seasons.

With the victory, Saint Joseph’s improves to 26-22-3 all-time versus Bowdoin College, a team the Monks defeated by a 13-12 score at Mahaney Diamond on April 13th. Prior to this season, St. Joe’s had not topped Bowdoin twice in the same year since 2008.
Saint Joseph’s resumes play with a pair of home games versus Bates College on Tuesday. The first game is slated to start at 4:00 PM.

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Re: Baseball 2015: St. Joseph's College

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri May 08, 2015 7:54 am

5/7/15 – Engineers Topple Monks in Regular Season Finale, 8-1

STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph’s College (26-17) suffered an 8-1 setback at the hands of MIT (25-12) in what was the regular-season finale for both teams at Larry Mahaney Diamond on Thursday evening.

The Engineers struck first with a run off two hits with two out in the top of the first and the Monks responded in kind, tying the contest with a run off a pair of hits in the bottom half. The SJC bats sputtered thereafter, as the hosts managed to tally just five hits, all singles, and failed to notch multiple base-knocks in the same inning for the remainder of the contest. In the meantime, MIT put up three runs off three hits in the second frame and tacked on a pair off three more hits in the third to earn a 6-1 lead.

Junior reliever Riley Cox (Westford, Mass.) came on in the top of the third and cruised through four innings, fanning five in the process, but the one hit he allowed, a solo homer well beyond the left field wall off the bat of senior designated hitter Hayden Cornwell (Newport Beach, Calif.) in the seventh, extended the visitors’ cushion to 7-1.

Senior southpaw Dan Meeken (Marshfield, Mass.) started the top of the eighth and allowed a run off two hits, as junior catcher Kendall Helbert (St. Louis, Mo.) singled, stole second and later scored on a Chad Uyehara (Mililani, Hawaii) infield single, making it an 8-1 game through seven and a half frames.

In the bottom of the eighth, sophomore first baseman Brett Barbati (Melrose, Mass.) attempted to spark the Monks with a one-out single through the left side, but MIT freshman center fielder Garrett Greenwood (Edmond, Okla.) made a nice running catch on a Scott Betts (Peabody, Mass.) line drive to left-center and senior pitcher K.J. Parent (Knoxville, Tenn.) forced sophomore Dan Donovan (Lynn, Mass.) to ground out for the final out of the inning.

In the ninth, Meeken settled in and worked a perfect inning with a pair of K’s, but the Monks were unable to land a baserunner in their final turn, as Parent duplicated his counterpart’s performance, picking up a three-inning save in the process.
For the Monks, junior left fielder Taylor Reuillard (Biddeford, Maine) was 2-4 and Barbati went 2-3 with an RBI in the losing effort. Senior starter Alex Valenti (Lawrence, Mass.) took the loss after allowing six runs off eight hits and three walks with a pair of punch-outs over 2.2 innings, Cox fanned five and yielded just one hit – the Cornwell homer – over 4.1 frames and Meeken finished the game with three K’s and a run allowed off two hits in two innings of work.

For the Engineers, Cornwell was 3-4 with a run, a home run and four RBI, Uyehara went 3-5 with a run, a double and a pair of RBI, Helbert contributed two hits with a pair of runs in four at bats, and freshman right fielder Max Lancaster (Attleboro, Mass.) was 2-4 with a run in the victory. Freshman starter Zach Michaud (Moorestown, N.J.) improved to 2-0 on the year after giving up a run off six hits and a walk with four strikeouts while Parent tossed four innings of one-hit relief with three K’s to earn his first save of the season.

MIT, which defeated Saint Joseph’s in an elimination game in last year’s NCAA New England Regional, captured the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship for the second-consecutive season and will learn their regional placement and seeding when the complete NCAA Tournament bracket is announced late Sunday evening.

Saint Joseph’s, an NCAA Tournament qualifier in eight of the last nine seasons, failed to collect an automatic berth into the regional after dropping a pair of games in the GNAC Tournament in late April. Ranked fifth in last week’s NCAA New England Region Rankings, the Monks still have a chance – however slim – to earn one of 14 NCAA Tournament at-large berths, which are distributed nationally among the eight regions. Saint Joseph’s will also learn of their postseason fate on Sunday evening.

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