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Monday, April 02, 2007

MU baseball report and latest results from MU SID Chris Tobin

MU baseball rolls over Columbia on Tuesday behind Matt Coulson (go to MU web site for more details)

Team Notes:

Monmouth is 11-8-1 after its 3-1 week, defeating Iona and taking two-of-three at Liberty.
Junior Brad Brach (Freehold, N.J./Freehold Township) added five strikeouts against Iona and now has 147 career strikeouts, one K behind No. 7 all-time (Brian Gismonde, 148, 1998-2001).

Freshman Matt Frazier (Whippany, N.J./Whippany Park) went to 2-0 on the year after earning the win in Monmouth’s 3-2, 11 inning win over Liberty on Saturday. Frazier, in relief of Brett Brach, worked 5.0 innings, allowing one run on four hits, while striking out two, to earn the victory.

Monmouth’s freshmen pitching trio of Brett Brach, Ryan Buch and Matt Frazier went 2-0 on the week, tossing 19.2 innings, allowing four runs on 11 hits, with eight strikeouts. The three registered a combined 1.37 ERA.

Monmouth has played five three-game series so far this season, and has won four of them, taking two-of-three from UCF, Wofford, Vermont and Liberty. MU lost 2-of-3 at Navy, with the two losses coming with a 2-1 score.

Kevin Williams (Franklin, N.J./Pope John) collected his first career hit on Wednesday afternoon, as the sophomore registered a pinch hit versus Iona.
Kyle Higgins (Green Brook, N.J./Watchung Hills) added seven more hits on the week, as the junior went 4-for-6 against Iona. Higgins now leads the team with his 37 hits, eight doubles and 21 runs scored.

Junior Andy Meyers (Stratford, N.J./Sterling) hit his fourth home run of the year this week, the 14th of his career.

Senior Kyle Messineo (Cedar Grove, N.J./Cedar Grove) is now 15-for-17 in stolen base attempts this season, giving him 44 swipes in his season-plus with the Hawks, which ranks him fifth in MU history, tied with Nick Del Gozzo (1995-98). Greg Landis (1998-2001) is the all-time leader in stolen bases with 90.Messineo, who ended last season with two triples, no home runs and 18 RBI, already has three triples, three homers and 19 RBI after 20 games in 2007.

Junior Shawn Teters (Springdale, Ark./Springdale) led the Hawks with his .500 average on the week, collecting a team-best nine hits in 18 at-bats. Also drove in seven runs, as the Hawks outscored their opponents 31-16 in the four games. Junior John Dennis (Union, N.J./Union), Monmouth’s starting catcher, ranked second in average this week going 7-for-16 (.438) at the plate over the week, with six runs scored.

Andy Meyers now has 101 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.
Monmouth, which reached six wins the fastest since opening the 1992 year, when the Hawks were 7-5 to open the campaign, reached 10 wins in 18 games this year.
Monmouth head coach Dean Ehehalt (355-368-2) in his 16th overall season reached the 350-win plateau against Wofford. Ehehalt is now 334-330-2 in his 14th season at Monmouth.
Monmouth returns to action on Tuesday, when the Hawks host Columbia at 3 p.m.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deano the Machino has the team rolling... I'm excited to see the team blossom in April.

Hook'em Hawks.

3:52 PM, April 02, 2007  

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