Baseball Opens NCAA East Regional on Thursday Versus Familiar Foe in Franklin Pierce

Baseball Opens NCAA East Regional on Thursday Versus Familiar Foe in Franklin Pierce

NCAA Division II East Regional Championship
#4 Southern New Hampshire (35-15)
vs.
#5 Franklin Pierce (32-13-1)
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 7 p.m.
Finnerty Field - Pleasantville, N.Y.


 

Schedule/Results
Roster
Statistics
Schedule/Results
Roster
Statistics

 

SERIES: Franklin Pierce leads, 39-38-1
LAST MEETING: SNHU 12, Franklin Pierce 4 (04/24/18 at Hooksett, N.H.)

SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE 
Last time out: Merrimack 9, SNHU 2 (05/11/18 at Hooksett, N.H.)
Streak: Lost 1
Offensive Leaders: 
#7 Tom Blandini – 50 G, 69-202, .342/.433/.510, 1 HR, 42 RBI, 48 R, 11 2B, 10 3B, 14 SB
#2 Kyle Pangallo – 50 G, 57-173, .329/.424/.445, 29 RBI, 35 R, 14 2B, 3 3B, 13 SB
#23 Caleb Potter – 47 G, 55-178, .309/.396/.573, 11 HR, 38 RBI, 39 R, 10 2B, 2 3B, 6 SB
#21 Ryan Sullivan – 47 G, 50-185, .270/.352/.373, 4 HR, 34 RBI, 34 R, 7 2B
Probable Starter: 
#16 Jake Walkinshaw – 10 G, 2 GS, 5-0, 3 SVs, 1.08 ERA, 25.0 IP, 13 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 28/5 K/BB
Out of the 'Pen: 
#13 Hayden Manning – 12 G, 0-0, 1 SV, 1.15 ERA, 15.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 22/9 K/BB 
#33 Wesley Tobin – 15 G, 3-1, 1.38 ERA, 26.0 IP, 21 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 27/6 K/BB 
#30 Brendan Welch– 16 G, 2-1, 1 SV, 1.45 ERA, 18.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 19/13 K/BB
#36 Jeffrey Praml – 10 G, 0-0, 1 SV, 1.54 ERA, 11.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 12/2 K/BB

Notes: Southern New Hampshire was eliminated from NE10 Championship Weekend with a 9-2 loss to Merrimack in the semifinals Friday ... SNHU, which has won 16 of its last 19, received its seventh straight NCAA Tournament nod with an at-large bid Sunday night ... Merrimack built a 5-0 lead before the Penmen scratched a pair back, but the Warriors added four more to cruise to victory ... redshirt-sophomore Joshua Goldstein (Haverhill, Mass.) went 3-for-3, with freshman Sam Henrie (Middleboro, Mass.) going 2-for-4 ... senior Caleb Potter (Mentor, Ohio; walk, run), graduate student Thomas Buonopane (Peabody, Mass.; run) and sophomore Tom Blandini (Bow, N.H.; walk) were all 1-for-3 ... Junior Matthew Messier (No. Troy, Vt.) started and was charged with five runs on four hits, while punching out seven and walking three, over four-plus innings ... Potter extended his hitting streak to 12 games.

FRANKLIN PIERCE
Last time out: Merrimack 5, Franklin Pierce 3 (05/08/18 at Rindge, N.H.)
Streak: Lost 1
Offensive Leaders:
#2 John Friday – 41 G, 57- 155, .368/.468/.568, 5 HR, 22 RBI, 30 R, 16 2B
#10 Mike Coggeshall – 43 G, 57-158, .361/.469/.494, 2 HR, 30 RBI, 25 R, 13 2B, 1 3B
#5 Brad Roberto – 46 G, 69-199, .347/.419/.452, 2 HR, 32 RBI, 44 R, 15 2B, 11 SB
#3 Adam Chase – 46 G, 57- 178, .320/.425/.494, 4 HR, 27 RBI, 38 R, 13 2B, 3 3B, 7 SB
Possible Starter:
#12 John Amendola – 13 G, 12 GS, 6-1, 1 SV, 2.83 ERA, 86.0 IP, 82 H, 31 R, 27 ER, 75/8 K/BB
Out of the 'Pen:
#30 Zachary Player – 5 G, 2-0, 1.86 ERA, 9.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 7/4 K/BB
#20 Sam Steeves – 14 G, 1-1, 2 SVs, 3.34 ERA, 29.2 IP, 29 H, 20 R, 11 ER, 24/15 K/BB
#37 Adam Goss – 15 G, 0-1, 1 SV, 4.66 ERA, 9.2 IP, 4 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 14/4 K/BB
#21 Derek Duffy – 14 G, 1-2, 1 SV, 4.78 ERA, 26.1 IP, 37 H, 15 R, 14 ER, 27/4 K/BB

Notes: Franklin Pierce will be coming into the regional with a little extra rest after losing to Merrimack, 5-3 in 11 innings, on Tuesday, May 8, in the first round of the NE10 Championship ... Merrimack forged a 3-3 tie with a run in the eighth inning and then pushed across a pair in the top of the 11th to eventually win it ... sophomore James Boria went 3-for-4 with a walk and scored a run, while classmate Joe Napolitano was 3-for-5 ... senior John Friday finished 2-for-5 with a run, with fellow senior Stephen Octave (two RBI) and sophomore Dylan Jones each going 1-for-5 ... senior John Amendola allowed three runs - two earned - on eight hits, while striking out 11 and not walking a batter, over seven-and-two-thirds innings.