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Sunday, April 15, 2007

MU baseball update from Chris Tobin /and me

MU at FDU for four this weekend..in my opinion..must win 3 or sweep....(top four teams make the NEC Tournament)




1 Mount St. Mary's 6-2 .750 16-15 .516 W4 6-5 6-6 4-4
2. Central Conn. St. 5-3 .625 14-7 .667 W1 8-1 6-6 0-0
3. Monmouth 4-3 .571 18-11-1 .617 L1 6-3 12-7 0-1-1
Sacred Heart 4-3 .571 13-16 .448 W3 4-3 4-6 5-7


5. Quinnipiac 4-4 .500 11-10-1 .523 L1 4-2 6-6-1 1-2
6. Wagner 3-5 .375 8-20 .286 L4 2-5 6-15 0-0
7. Long Island 2-5 .286 7-19 .269 W1 2-6 3-8 2-5
Fairleigh Dickinson 2-5 .286 7-23 .233

I found this interesting from the NEC web site...


RPI Update
The NEC, which has had one of its stronger non-league seasons in recent memory, is ranked 22nd among 30 conferences in the latest unofficial RPI rankings. The NEC is currently ahead of the Atlantic 10, America East, Ivy, Mid-Continent, Horizon, MAAC, SWAC and MEAC. Central Connecticut State is the league’s highest rated team, ranking 113th of the 293 Division I teams that sponsor the sport.

MU team Notes: Monmouth is 18-11-1 after its 4-1 week, after defeating Princeton for a fourth straight time and Lafayette a sixth straight time. The Hawks took two-of-three from the Blackbirds.

Monmouth’s win over Mount St. Mary’s to open conference play this year, made the Hawks 10-3 in league-openers under coach Ehehalt.

Junior Brad Brach, who threw the first no-hitter for Monmouth since the 1990 season when Glenn Spencer tossed a 7.0-inning no-hitter versus Mount St. Mary’s, now has 164 career strikeouts, four Ks behind No. 4 all-time (John Garrabrant, 168, 1992-1995). Brach now has 16 career wins, which times him for sixth place in MU’s D-I history with Mike Liloia, Andrew Palmieri and Joe Cummings. Mike Benfield (1998-2001) is the all-time leader with 20 wins.

Freshman Ryan Buch (Yardley, Pa./Conwell Egan) remained unbeaten, improving to 5-0 on the year, after his win over Long Island on Saturday. The school-record for wins in a season is 10, set by Jim Carone in 2002, when the righty earned NEC Pitcher of the Year honors. Buch has 38 strikeouts on the season and currently leads the Hawks with his 2.15 ERA.

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

Senior Kyle Messineo (Cedar Grove, N.J./Cedar Grove) is now 24-for-26 in stolen base attempts this season, giving him 53 swipes in his season-plus with the Hawks, which ranks him third in MU history, seven 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. Messineo, who had a career-high four swipes against Princeton, was 7-for-7 this week in his attempts.

Messineo, who ended last season with two triples, no home runs and 18 RBI, already has three triples, five homers and 27 RBI after 30 games in 2007. Messineo had no career home runs entering this season and has five round-trippers

Junior Shawn Teters (Springdale, Ark./Springdale) and sophomore Chris Collazo (Wall, N.J./Wall) each collected their first career home runs in the win over Lafayette.

Sophomore Rick Niederhaus (Whitehouse Station, N.J./Hunterdon Central) collected a team-high 11 hits this week, including a home run. He batted .550 and registered a .800 slugging percentage. Niederhaus, the 2006 NEC Rookie of the Year, is on a six-game hit streak.

Freshman Matt Frazier (Whippany, N.J./Whippany Park) made two appearances this week, earning a win and posting a 0.00 ERA. He tossed 2.0 scoreless innings, surrendering two hits, with a strikeout to earn the win over Lafayette. Worked 1.1 innings in middle relief in MU’s win over LIU on Saturday.

Monmouth freshman pitchers have accounted for 10 wins so far this season, and three saves.

Junior Andy Meyers (Stratford, N.J./Sterling) added three RBI and now has 108 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 head coach Dean Ehehalt (362-371-2) who is in his 16th overall season, reached the 350-win plateau against Wofford. Ehehalt is now 341-333-2 in his 14th season at Monmouth.

Monmouth returns to action on Tuesday, when the Hawks host Rider 3:30 p.m.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony G, What is your email address?

7:58 PM, April 15, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

It is... tonygsports@aol.com

8:06 PM, April 15, 2007  

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