#17 Baseball Set to Kick Off NCAA Regional Play vs. Assumption on Thursday

NCAA East II Regional Championship First Round
#17/#2 Southern New Hampshire (36-12)
vs.
#7 Assumption (26-18)
Thursday, May 6, 2019 - 3:30 p.m.
Penmen Field - Hooksett, N.H.

 

Schedule/Results
Roster
Statistics
Schedule/Results
Roster
Statistics

 

Series: SNHU leads, 36-21-2
Last Meeting: Assumption 5, SNHU 3 (04/28/19 at Worcester, Mass.)

SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Last Time Out:
 Franklin Pierce 3, SNHU 2 (05/07/19 at Hooksett, N.H.)
Streak: Lost 1

Offensive Leaders:
#25 Sam Henrie – 47 G, 58-191, .304/.361/.403, 1 HR, 35 RBI, 33 R, 12 2B, 2 3B, 19 BB, 16 SB
#9 Joshua Goldstein – 48 G, 46-155, .297/.434/.381, 2 HR, 19 RBI, 39 R, 7 2B, 20 BB, 15 SB
#7 Tom Blandini – 43 G, 47-171, .275/.337/.409, 4 HR, 27 RBI, 32 R, 7 2B, 2 3B, 15 BB, 11 SB
#1 Idelson Taveras – 43 G, 34-127, .268/.340/.315, 23 RBI, 22 R, 4 2B, 1 3B, 13 BB, 12 SB
#37 Dakota Mulcay – 36 G, 30-114, .263/.341/.351, 2 HR, 21 RBI, 15 R, 2 2B, 1 3B, 12 BB, 2 SB

Probable Starter:
#16 Jake Walkinshaw – 13 G, 12 GS, 7-1, 1.89 ERA, 85.2 IP, 62 H, 18 R, 18 ER, 91/27 K/BB

Out of the 'Pen:
#36 Jeffrey Praml – 20 G, 4-0, 9 SV, 0.63 ERA, 28.2 IP, 11 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 38/6 K/BB
#13 Hayden Manning – 11 G, 2-0, 1 SV, 1.46 ERA, 12.1 IP, 12 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 8/5 K/BB
#4 Alex Gomes – 10 G, 3-1, 1 SV, 2.16 ERA, 16.2 IP, 14 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 16/9 K/BB

Notes: Southern New Hampshire, ranked No. 17 in the latest NCBWA Division II Poll, had a four-game winning streak snapped last Tuesday when it suffered a 3-2 loss to in-state rival Franklin Pierce in the opening round of the Northeast-10 Championship ... Franklin Pierce built a 3-0 lead over the first four innings, before SNHU made it a one-run game with a pair in the fifth ... the Penmen would get the tying and winning runs into scoring position in the bottom of the ninth, but did not score ...  graduate student Jake Walkinshaw (Seymour, Conn.) relinquished three runs on eight hits over six innings, striking out three and walking five ... junior Tom Blandini (Bow, N.H.) finished 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, as he connected on a solo home run in the fifth ... classmate Jake Coro (Johnston, R.I.; run) and sophomore Dakota Mulcay (Goffstown, N.H.) were each 2-for-4 ... the trio of senior Hayden Manning (Portland, Conn.), junior Wesley Tobin (Portsmouth, N.H.) and sophomore Jeffrey Praml (Bridgewater, N.J.) combined for three scoreless innings out of the bullpen ... Walkinshaw and Praml, who were both named to the NE10 All-Conference First Team last week, added D2CCA East All-Region First Team honors to their resumes earlier Wednesday ... SNHU is 23-15 (.605) all-time in the NCAA postseason, winning regional titles in 2012 and again last season ... this will mark the first postseason meeting between SNHU and Assumption.

ASSUMPTION
Last Time Out:
Franklin Pierce 10, Assumption 0 (05/04/19 at Rindge, N.H.)
Streak: Lost 2

Offensive Leaders:
#5 Derek Adamson – 44 G, 49-169, .290/.404/.385, 2 HR, 30 RBI, 36 R, 10 2B, 19 BB, 6 SB
#7 R.J. Libby – 40 G, 47-163, .288/.355/.393, 2 HR, 18 RBI, 26 R, 11 2B, 16 BB, 5 SB
#14 Trevor McQuade – 37 G, 40-139, .288/.357/.396, 1 HR, 22 RBI, 26 R, 9 2B, 15 BB, 1 SB
#11 Dillon Koster – 30 G, 28-98, .286/.398/.388, 1 HR, 17 RBI, 26 R, 5 2B, 1 3B, 16 BB, 1 SB
#6 Jared Brescia – 42 G, 45-165, .273/.407/.345, 1 HR, 24 RBI, 11 R, 9 2B, 20 BB, 3 SB

Possible Starter:
#12 Cole Chudoba – 13 G, 11 GS, 7-3, 2.54 ERA, 78.0 IP, 80 H, 31 R, 22 ER, 71/8 K/BB

Out of the 'Pen
#10 Colton King – 13 G, 2-0, 1 SV, 2.42 ERA, 22.1 IP, 12 H, 9 R, 6 ER, 23/11 K/BB
#33 Patrick Harrington – 14 G, 1 GS, 1-1, 1 SV, 3.19 ERA, 36.2 IP, 35 H, 15 R, 13 ER, 33/10 K/BB
#8 Mike Keinz – 14 G, 2-0, 1 SV, 5.91 ERA, 21.1 IP, 17 H, 14 R, 14 ER, 24/21 K/BB

Notes: Assumption missed out on the NE10 postseason after suffering a 10-0 loss at Franklin Pierce on the final day of the regular season and has now been idle since May 4 ... in that game, Franklin Pierce put together three-run innings in the first and sixth, before breaking it open with four in the eighth ... senior Alex Richardson went 2-for-3, while junior R.J. Libby also turned in a multiple-hit performance, going 2-for-4 ... junior Derek Adamson went 1-for-3, with senior Hunter Tralli and sophomore Dillon Koster both finishing 1-for-4 ... grad student Mike Curtis allowed three runs on six hits over six innings, striking out four and walking a pair ... Libby and sophomore pitcher Cole Chudoba were both named to the NE10 All-Conference Third Team last week, with freshman Patrick Harrington finding a spot on the All-Rookie Team ... the Greyhounds are making their first appearance in the NCAA postseason since 2009.