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Monday, April 30, 2007

0430 - MU baseball notes from SID Chris Tobin

From me:

NEC standings

Mount 12-4
Q Pac 11-5
MU 10-5
SHU 9-6

CCSU 7-9
Wag 7-9

LIU 3-12
FDU 3-12

MU is at Q pac this weekend..hosts SHU in final regular season weekend. top four teams make NEC Tournament which MU missed out on in 2006

Team Notes from MU: Monmouth is 26-14-1 after its 4-2 week, after falling at Rider, defeating Seton Hall for the third time in five years, and taking three of four from CCSU in conference play.

Junior Brad Brach threw his fourth straight complete-game victory, with his seven-strikeout, two-hit performance over CCSU on Saturday. After his seven Ks against the Blue Devils, Brach now has 173 career strikeouts, 28 Ks behind No. 2 all-time (Joe Aragona, 204, 1995-1998 and Dan Severino, 204, 1997-2000). Brach now has 18 career wins, which ties him for third place in MU’s D-I history with Jim Aragona. Mike Benfield (1998-2001) is the all-time leader with 20 wins.

Brach, who set the single-season record last year for strikeouts (82), has 53 Ks this season in 10 appearances.

Junior Kyle Higgins (Green Brook, N.J./Watchung Hills) collected a team-best nine hits on the week, including three doubles, and scored a team-best seven runs.

Senior Kyle Messineo (Cedar Grove, N.J./Cedar Grove) is now 30-for-32 in stolen base attempts this season, giving him 59 swipes in his season-plus with the Hawks, which ranks him third in MU history, one behind Lance Koenig (2000-2003). Greg Landis (1998-2001) is the all-time leader in stolen bases with 90. Landis also holds the single-season stolen base record with 37 in 2001. He is 59-for-64 in stolen bases at Monmouth.

Messineo, who ended last season with two triples, no home runs and 18 RBI, already has three triples, seven homers and 31 RBI after 41 games in 2007. Messineo had no career home runs entering this season and now has seven round-trippers

Senior Matt Coulson (Freehold, N.J./Freehold Boro) collected six strikeouts in his second straight win on Sunday.

Kyle Breese (Monmouth Junction, N.J./South Brunswick) worked two perfect innings of relief for the Hawks during their weekend series with CCSU.

Junior Andy Meyers (Stratford, N.J./Sterling) added eight RBI and now has 124 RBI in the Blue and White. The all-time leader in RBI in MU history is Joe McCullough, who drove in 187 runs from 1995-1998. Meyers connected on his sixth homer of the season on Sunday, giving him 16 for his career. Meyers now has 37 career doubles, which ties him for seventh all-time in MU history with Jeff Toth, Anthony Petrocelli and the 2006 NEC Player of the Year, Nick Massari.

Monmouth head coach Dean Ehehalt (370-374-2) who is in his 16th overall season, reached the 350-win plateau against Wofford. Ehehalt is now 349-336-2 in his 14th season at Monmouth.


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