#15 Baseball Has Sights Set on Division Crown, as it Readies for Saturday's Doubleheader with Merrimack

#15 Southern New Hampshire (34-11, 20-6 NE10, 15-4 NE10 NE)
vs.
Merrimack (25-16, 18-7 NE10, 14-5 NE10 NE)
Saturday, May, 4, 2019 - 3:30/6:30 p.m.
Penmen Field - Hooksett, N.H.

 

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Series: SNHU leads, 43-38
Last Meeting: SNHU 8, Merrimack 7 (05/02/19 at Hooksett, N.H.)

SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Last Time Out:
SNHU 8, Merrimack 7 (05/02/19 at Hooksett, N.H.)
Streak: Won 2

Offensive Leaders:
#25 Sam Henrie – 44 G, 54-178, .303/.365/.404, 1 HR, 33 RBI, 32 R, 11 2B, 2 3B, 19 BB, 16 SB
#9 Joshua Goldstein – 45 G, 44-148, .297/.432/.385, 2 HR, 18 RBI, 39 R, 7 2B, 20 BB, 15 SB
#7 Tom Blandini – 40 G, 44-158, .278/.341/.399, 3 HR, 26 RBI, 28 R, 6 2B, 2 3B, 14 BB, 10 SB
#1 Idelson Taveras – 41 G, 33-121, .273/.348/.322, 21 RBI, 22 R, 4 2B, 1 3B, 13 BB, 11 SB
#37 Dakota Mulcay – 33 G, 27-107, .252/.331/.346, 2 HR, 21 RBI, 14 R, 2 2B, 1 3B, 11 BB, 2 SB

Probable Starters:
#20 Endy Morales – 10 G, 9 GS, 5-2, 3.20 ERA, 64.2 IP, 53 H, 25 R, 23 ER, 51/15 K/BB
#21 Chris Murphy – 9 G, 6 GS, 3-2, 2.53 ERA, 46.1 IP, 35 H, 19 R, 13 ER, 58/16 K/BB

Out of the 'Pen:
#36 Jeffrey Praml – 18 G, 4-0, 8 SV, 0.67 ERA, 26.2 IP, 10 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 36/6 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 sixth time in seven games Thursday when it rallied for three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat Merrimack in its final at bat ... the Penmen now need just one win in Saturday's doubleheader to capture their third straight NE10 Northeast Division title ... sophomore Idelson Taveras (Lawrence, Mass.) delivered a two-out, two-run single to send SNHU to victory ... he finished the contest 3-for-4 with a walk, two RBI and two runs scored ... classmate Sam Henrie (Middleboro, Mass.) was 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI and a run scored ... redshirt-sophomore Marcus Chavez (Queens, N.Y.) went 1-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored, as he hit his first home run in a Penmen uniform ... sophomore Jeffrey Praml (Bridgewater, N.J.) struck out both batters he faced in the top of the ninth to earn the win and improve to 4-0 ... senior Thomas Novick (Sudbury, Mass.) turned in two-and-a-third huge innings of near-perfect relief, retiring seven of the eight batters he faced.

MERRIMACK
Last Time Out:
SNHU 8, Merrimack 7 (05/02/19 at Hooksett, N.H.)
Streak: Lost 3

Offensive Leaders:
#23 Joey Poricelli – 41 G, 56-175, .320/.403/.554, 7 HR, 35 RBI, 45 R, 10 2B, 5 3B, 15 BB, 31 SB
#9 Thomas Joyce – 41 G, 49-157, .312/.418/.439, 4 HR, 37 RBI, 26 R, 8 2B, 26 BB, 14 SB
#10 Thomas Crowley – 26 G, 29-93, .312/.350/.398, 1 HR, 19 RBI, 16 R, 5 2B, 5 BB, 9 SB
#5 Matthew Ronai – 41 G, 48-164, .293/.367/.378, 23 RBI, 28 R, 12 2B, 1 3B, 13 BB, 4 SB
#7 Nick Shumski – 41 G, 47-165, .285/.388/.406, 1 HR, 28 RBI, 37 R, 7 2B, 5 3B, 22 BB, 15 SB

Possible Starters:
#1 Timmy Kalantzakos – 10 G, 10 GS, 6-1, 2.01 ERA, 67.0 IP, 55 H, 20 R, 15 ER, 56/18 K/BB
#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

Out of the 'Pen
#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 – 12 G, 0-1, 4.78 ERA, 26.1 IP, 28 H, 17 R, 14 ER, 28/11 K/BB
#6 Jake Thibault – 11 G, 1 GS, 2-3, 6.66 ERA, 25.2 IP, 29 H, 22 R, 19 ER, 19/66 K/BB

Notes: After winning 13 of 14 and six straight, Merrimack has now dropped three-in-a-row, following a crushing 8-7 loss to Southern New Hampshire in Thursday's final at bat ... the Warriors scored four times in the sixth to take a 7-4 lead, but a run for SNHU in the seventh set up what would be a three-run bottom of the ninth to win it ... freshman Michael Golankiewicz (two RBI, run) and junior Thomas Joyce (RBI, run) were each 2-for-5 ... junior Joey Porricelli (walk, RBI, two runs), sophomore Michael Jamele (RBI, run) and senior Matthew Ronai (walk, RBI) were all 1-for-3 ... sophomore Vin Zappulla allowed four runs - three earned - on five hits over five innings, striking out five and walking three ... senior Garrett Hudson took the loss, relinquishing two unearned runs on a hit and two walks in two-thirds of an inning ... Merrimack now needs to sweep Saturday's doubleheader to win the division title.