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Monday, May 21, 2007

MU baseball heads for NEC Tournament this weekend

Your thoughts??

Brad Brach has to win that first game vs. MSM and they go from there. Brach went 9 innings in a 7-4 win at the Mount April 5.

Freshman Ryan Buch won MU's only game vs. Q Pac, 6-3.

Mount St. Mary's.... 21 7 0 .750 35 20
Quinnipiac.......... 21 7 0 .750 28 16 1
Monmouth............ 17 10 0 .630 33 21 1
Central Conn. St.... 14 14 0 .500 23 24

Dates/LocationThe 2007 NEC Baseball Championships will be held on May 24-26 at New Britain Stadium in New Britain, CT. The raindate is May 27.Participating SchoolsThe championship will consist of a four-team, double-elimination tournament comprised of six or seven games over three days. The top four teams based on regular season conference winning percentage qualify for the NEC Tournament.

Defending Champion
Sacred Heart
Game Schedule

May 24
Game 1: #1 Quinnipiac vs. #4 CCSU, 12:00 pm
Game 2: #2 Mount St. Mary's vs. #3 Monmouth

Friday, May 25
Game 3: Winner Game #1 vs. Winner Game #2 12:30 p.m.
Game 4: Loser Game #1 vs. Loser Game #2 3:30 p.m.
Game 5: Loser Game #3 vs. Winner Game #4 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 26Game 6: Winner Game #3 vs. Winner Game #5 12 p.m.
Game 7: Rematch of Game 6 (if necessary), 30 minutes later

MU vs. the field

Vs. Q Pac 1-3
Vs. MSM 2-2
Vs. CCSU 3-1

Below from the NEC web site...for more on the teams and the NEC Tournament please go to the NEC web site..

Monmouth (33-21-1, 17-10 NEC), which set a single-season school record with 33 wins, has become synonymous with NEC Tournament play over the last decade, qualifying nine times and winning two conference titles in that span. Along with a league record 11 tourney appearances, the program’s consistency under 14th year skipper Dean Ehehalt can be measured by 12 straight winning seasons in league play and 12 consecutive 20+ win seasons. This year’s version of the Blue & White features the terrific one-two starting combination of junior righty Brad Brach (Freehold, NJ/Freehold Township) and scintillating freshman righthander Ryan Buch (Yardley, PA/Conwell Egan Catholic). In just three years, Brach has already equaled the school record with 20 career victories and enters the postseason with an 8-2 record, 3.01 ERA (fifth in NEC) and 76 strikeouts (third in NEC). On April 13, he tossed a no-hitter against Long Island and was named NCBWA National Pitcher of the Week for his performance. Buch has been nearly unhittable in his first year as a collegian, matching Brach’s 8-2 record while ranking second in the conference with a 2.23 ERA and striking out nearly a batter per inning (66 in 68.2 innings). Though a balanced Monmouth lineup features eight players with at least 25 RBI on the year, one competitor - junior first baseman Andy Meyers (Stratford, NJ/Sterling) - has stepped into the spotlight with a career season. Meyers ranks in the NEC top-ten in ten categories, including RBI (61, first), average (.389, second), slugging percentage (.606, second), on-base percentage (.473, third). Batting one-two in the lineup, junior infielder Kyle Higgins (Green Brook, NJ/Watchung Hills) and senior outfielder Kyle Messineo (Cedar Grove, NJ/Cedar Grove) jump start the Monmouth offense and have combined to score 116 runs on the year. Higgins is batting .356 with an NEC-best 79 hits, while Messineo, who has compiled a .341 average, paces the conference and ranks among national leaders with 63 runs and 39 stolen bases.


Anonymous FL MU/C ALUM said...

Congrats to the MU baseball team on another outstanding season.
As for the NEC tourney - watch out for the Mount, but MU should take it.
As to Mr. Anonymous who states that we read the blog for bball and no other sport - HELLO, here I am reading and following every sport at MU.

12:05 PM, May 22, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10:38 AM, May 24, 2007  

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