#15 Baseball Begins Key Series with Merrimack on Thursday

#15 Southern New Hampshire (33-11, 19-6 NE10, 14-4 NE10 NE)
vs.
Merrimack (25-15, 18-6 NE10, 14-4 NE10 NE)
Thursday, May, 2, 2019 - 6 p.m.
Penmen Field - Hooksett, N.H.

 

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Series: SNHU leads, 42-38
Last Meeting: SNHU 8, Merrimack 4 (03/03/19 at Northborough, Mass.)

SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Last Time Out:
 SNHU 11 Franklin Pierce 0 (04/30/19 at Hooksett, N.H.)
Streak: Won 1

Offensive Leaders:
#25 Sam Henrie – 43 G, 52-173, .301/.364/399, 1 HR, 31 RBI, 31 R, 10 2B, 2 3B, 19 BB, 15 SB
#9 Joshua Goldstein – 44 G, 43-145 .297/.428/.386, 2 HR, 18 RBI, 38 R, 7 2B, 19 BB, 15 SB
#7 Tom Blandini - 39 G, 44-154, .286/.345/.409, 3 HR, 25 RBI, 28 R, 6 2B, 2 3B, 13 BB, 10 SB
#37 Dakota Mulcay – 32 G, 27-102, .265/.345/.363, 2 HR, 21 RBI, 14 R, 2 2B, 1 3B, 11 BB, 2 SB
#2 Dylan Faircloth - 36 G, 31-120, .258/.363/.358, 3 HR, 20 RBI, 16 R, 3 2B, 14 BB, 5 SB

Probable Starter:
#33 Wesley Tobin – 10 G, 9 GS, 7-3, 2.49 ERA, 65.0 IP, 46 H, 22 R, 18 ER, 75/14 K/BB

Out of the 'Pen:
#36 Jeffrey Praml – 17 G, 3-0, 8 SV, 0.69 ERA, 26.0 IP, 10 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 34/6 K/BB
#13 Hayden Manning – 10 G, 2-0, 1 SV, 1.50 ERA, 12.0 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. 15 in the latest NCBWA Division II Poll, won for the fifth time in six games Tuesday when it finished off the regular-season series sweep of Franklin Pierce with an 11-0 triumph ... the Penmen swept the Ravens for the third consecutive year, en route to clinching a spot in the NE10 Championship, which begins next Tuesday ... SNHU can earn its third straight Northeast Division crown and the No. 1 seed by taking two of three from Merrimack in the final series of the regular season ... graduate student Jake Walkinshaw (Seymour, Conn.) tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing just three hits, while fanning 10 and walking only one ... senior Joshua Zbierski (Stafford Springs, Conn.) went 3-for-4 with a walk and three runs scored ... sophomore Dakota Mulcay (Goffstown, N.H.) finished 2-for-3 with a walk, RBI and two runs scored ... fellow sophomore Sam Henrie (Middleboro, Mass.) was 2-for-4 and scored a pair of runs ... redshirt-senior Kevin Alexy (Newton, Mass.; three RBI), redshirt-junior Joshua Goldstein (Haverhill, Mass.; two RBI, two runs) and junior Jake Coro (Johnston, R.I.; RBI, run) were all 1-for-3 ... junior Tom Blandini (Bow, N.H.) went 2-for-6 with an RBI and a run scored.

MERRIMACK
Last Time Out:
Assumption 3, Merrimack 2 - 10 inn. (04/30/19 at Worcester, Mass.)
Streak: Lost 2

Offensive Leaders:
#23 Joey Poricelli – 40 G, 55-172, .320/.398/.541, 6 HR, 34 RBI, 43 R, 10 2B, 5 3B, 15 BB, 31 SB
#10 Thomas Crowley – 25 G, 28-88, .318/.358/.409, 1 HR, 19 RBI, 15 R, 5 2B, 5 BB, 9 SB
#9 Thomas Joyce – 40 G, 47-152, .309/.418/.441, 4 HR, 36 RBI, 25 R, 8 2B, 26 BB, 14 SB
#5 Matthew Ronai – 40 G, 47-161, .292/.364/.379, 22 RBI, 28 R, 12 2B, 1 3B, 12 BB, 4 SB
#7 Nick Shumski – 40 G, 37-161, .292/.393/.416, 1 HR, 28 RBI, 37 R, 7 2B, 5 3B, 22 BB, 15 SB

Possible Starter:
#24 Vin Zappulla – 10 G, 10 GS, 6-1, 2.25 ERA, 64.0 IP, 54 H, 23 R, 16 ER, 49/22 K/BB

Out of the 'Pen
#22 Riley Sorenson – 14 G, 2 GS, 3-3, 4 SV, 2.52 ERA, 35.2 IP, 27 H, 14 R, 10 ER, 24/16 K/BB
#25 Dylan Stevens – 12 G, 1 GS, 0-2, 3.57 ERA, 17.2 IP, 13 H, 12 R, 7 ER, 15/19 K/BB
#21 Trevor Cooley – 11 G, 0-1, 5.01 ERA, 23.1 IP, 26 H, 15 R, 13 ER, 25/7 K/BB

Notes: After winning 13 of 14 and six straight, Merrimack has now dropped two-in-a-row, following a 3-2, 10-inning loss at Assumption on Tuesday ... the Warriors of now played 37 innings over their last three contests, with 13 Saturday, 14 Sunday and the 10 Tuesday ... Merrimack trailed, 2-0, before tying it with a pair of runs in the eighth ... Assumption walked off, however, in the 10th on a bases-loaded hit batsmen ... junior Joey Porricelli was 2-for-3 with an RBI ... senior Anthony Garbarino went 2-for-4 and scored a run, while freshman Michael Golankiewicz finished 1-for-4 with a run scored ... senior Cam Monagle allowed two runs on six hits over nine full innings, striking out five and walking a pair ... junior Dylan Stevens took the loss, giving up one run in two-thirds of an inning, as he walked a batter and hit three others.