#15 Baseball Opens NE10 Championship Against Franklin Pierce on Tuesday (11 a.m.)

SNHU's Tom Blandini applies a tag against Franklin Pierce on April 30.  He's tagging a sliding runner.  Blandini is wearing a white uniform, number 7.

Northeast-10 Championship First Round
#15/#1 NE Southern New Hampshire (36-11, 22-6 NE10, 17-4 NE10 NE)
vs.
#4 NE Franklin Pierce (23-21, 16-12 NE10, 12-9 NE10 NE)
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 11 a.m.
Penmen Field - Hooksett, N.H.

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Schedule/Results
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Schedule/Results
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Series: SNHU leads, 42-39-1
Last Meeting: SNHU 11, Franklin Pierce 0 (04/30/19 at Hooksett, N.H.)

SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Last Time Out:
 SNHU 3, Merrimack 0 (05/04/19 at Hooksett, N.H.)
Streak: Won 4

Offensive Leaders:
#25 Sam Henrie – 46 G, 58-187, .310/.368/.412, 1 HR, 35 RBI, 33 R, 12 2B, 2 3B, 19 BB, 16 SB
#9 Joshua Goldstein – 47 G, 46-153, .301/.435/.386, 2 HR, 19 RBI, 39 R, 7 2B, 20 BB, 15 SB
#7 Tom Blandini – 42 G, 46-167, .275/.339/.395, 3 HR, 26 RBI, 31 R, 7 2B, 2 3B, 15 BB, 11 SB
#1 Idelson Taveras – 42 G, 34-125, .272/.345/.320, 22 RBI, 22 R, 4 2B, 1 3B, 13 BB, 11 SB
#37 Dakota Mulcay – 35 G, 28-110, .255/.336/.345, 2 HR, 21 RBI, 15 R, 2 2B, 1 3B, 12 BB, 2 SB

Probable Starter:
#16 Jake Walkinshaw – 12 G, 11 GS, 7-0, 1.69 ERA, 79.2 IP, 54 H, 15 R, 15 ER, 88/22 K/BB

Out of the 'Pen:
#36 Jeffrey Praml – 19 G, 4-0, 9 SV, 0.65 ERA, 27.2 IP, 10 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 38/6 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, has now won eight of its last nine after sweeping Merrimack on Saturday to claim its third straight NE10 Northeast Division title ... the Penmen recorded a 3-0 victory in game two, behind a strong pitching performance from graduate student Chris Murphy (Billerica, Mass.), who fired eight scoreless innings, allowing just three hits, while striking out 11 and walking only one ...  sophomore Jeffrey Praml (Bridgewater, N.J.) struck out a pair in a perfect inning of work, as he earned his ninth save of the season ... sophomore Sam Henrie (Middleboro, Mass.) was 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored ... redshirt-junior Joshua Goldstein (Haverhill, Mass.) went 1-for-2 and knocked in a run ... grad student John Stanton (Sandwich, Mass.; run) and senior Joshua Zbierski (Stafford Springs, Conn.) each were 1-for-3 with a walk ... SNHU is 12-6 all-time in six previous Northeast-10 Championship appearances, but 0-1 against Franklin Pierce ... the Penmen have won titles in 2014 and 2016 ... grad student Jake Walkinshaw (Seymour, Conn.) will be making the 15th postseason appearance of his career, including his third start ... he is 4-1 with four saves and a 2.83 ERA over 35 innings ... in seven NE10 Championship outings, including one start, he is 2-0 with four saves and a 2.45 ERA in 18-and-a-third innings ... this will be his fourth postseason appearance against Franklin Pierce, including his second in the NE10 Championship ... he is 2-0 with a 3.52 ERA over 15-and-a-third innings ... in his only start against the Ravens in last season's NE10 Championship, he went the distance in a 7-2 victory, allowing two runs on five hits, while striking out five and walking one.

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

Offensive Leaders:
#5 Brad Roberto – 44 G, 59-165, .358/.473/.539, 4 HR, 30 RBI, 39 R, 10 2B, 4 3B, 38 BB, 6 SB
#25 Jonel Ozuna – 43 G, 50-167, .299/.382/.431, 2 HR, 37 RBI, 23 R, 14 2B, 1 3B, 21 BB, 5 SB
#32 Ural Forbes – 42 G, 46-163, .282/.357/.466, 5 HR, 26 RBI, 26 R, 13 2B, 1 3B, 16 BB, 4 SB
#2 James Boria – 43 G, 45-170, .265/.304/.353, 3 HR, 15 RBI, 26 R, 6 2B, 10 BB, 5 SB
#34 John Mead – 36 G, 31-119, .261/.338/.445, 5 HR, 20 RBI, 11 R, 7 2B, 10 BB, 1 SB

Possible Starter:
#40 Danny Gracia – 16 G, 4 GS, 1-4, 3 SVs, 4.07 ERA, 42.0 IP, 37 H, 24 R, 19 ER, 38/13 K/BB

Out of the 'Pen
#15 Jack Wallace – 17 G, 1-0, 2 SV, 2.04 ERA, 17.2 IP, 15 H, 9 R, 4 ER, 19/10 K/BB
#30 Patrick Hannon – 16 G, 1-2, 1 SV, 4.15 ERA, 26.0 IP, 25 H, 12 R, 12 ER, 21/9 K/BB
#27 Brendan Aldridge – 7 G, 1-0, 6.10 ERA, 10.1 IP, 13 H, 11 R, 7 ER, 6/4 K/BB

Notes: Franklin Pierce ended the season with two straight wins, including a 10-0 victory in the regular-season finale against Assumption on Saturday ... the Ravens used three big innings, posting three runs in the first and the sixth, before blowing it open with four in the eighth ... senior Brad Roberto went 3-for-4 with a walk, three RBI and three runs scored ... junior John Mead was 2-for-3 with a walk, three RBI and a run scored ... senior Ural Forbes (RBI, two runs) and freshman Joel Lara (run) each were 3-for-5 ... senior Carmine Giordano was 2-for-4 with a run, with junior Jonel Ozuna going 2-for-5 ... graduate student Ryan Covelle tossed five shutout innings, allowing five runs, while striking out seven and walking a batter ... senior Evan Glew followed that up with four scoreless frames, giving up two hits, striking out three and walking a batter ... Franklin Pierce is making its 19th appearance in the NE10 Championship and is in search of its sixth title.