#17 Baseball's Backs to Wall Saturday Versus NYIT with College World Series Trip on Line

NCAA East Super-Regional - Game 2/3
#17/#2 Southern New Hampshire (40-14)
vs.
#5 NYIT (36-14)
Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 12:00/3:30 p.m.
Penmen Field - Hooksett, N.H.

 

Schedule/Results
Roster
Statistics
Schedule/Results
Roster
Statistics

 

Series: NYIT leads, 1-0
Last Meeting: NYIT 9, SNHU 8 (05/24/19 at Hooksett, N.H.)

SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Last Time Out:
NYIT 9, SNHU 8 (05/24/19 at Hooksett, N.H.)
Streak: Lost 1

Offensive Leaders:
#9 Joshua Goldstein – 54 G, 53-177, .299/.432/.373, 2 HR, 22 RBI, 40 R, 7 2B, 22 BB, 15 SB
#7 Tom Blandini – 49 G, 57-194, .294/.365/.438, 5 HR, 29 RBI, 39 R, 7 2B, 3 3B, 19 BB, 12 SB
#25 Sam Henrie – 53 G, 62-214, .290/.351/.379, 1 HR, 36 RBI, 34 R, 12 2B, 2 3B, 21 BB, 16 SB
#5 Kevin Alexy – 32 G, 29-102, .284/.361/.510, 6 HR, 23 RBI, 16 R, 5 2B, 12 BB, 3 SB
#28 Alex Kennedy – 38 G, 33-117, .282/.389/.350, 2 HR, 21 RBI, 19 R, 2 2B, 17 BB, 2 SB

Probable Starters:
#20 Endy Morales – 12 G, 11 GS, 7-2, 2.72 ERA, 82.2 IP, 61 H, 27 R, 25 ER, 57/18 K/BB
#33 Wesley Tobin – 14 G, 11 GS, 8-3, 2.61 ERA, 79.1 IP, 68 H, 28 R, 23 ER, 93/21 K/BB

Out of the 'Pen:
#36 Jeffrey Praml – 24 G, 5-1, 10 SV, 1.06 ERA, 34.0 IP, 17 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 42/7 K/BB
#13 Hayden Manning – 12 G, 2-0, 1 SV, 1.46 ERA, 12.1 IP, 12 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 8/6 K/BB
#4 Alex Gomes – 12 G, 4-1, 1 SV, 2.08 ERA, 21.2 IP, 16 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 19/11 K/BB

Notes: Southern New Hampshire, ranked No. 17 in the final NCBWA Division II Poll, dropped a wild first game of the NCAA East Super-Regional, 9-8, to NYIT on Friday ... with the Penmen leading, 4-3, in the seventh, NYIT scored twice to go in front, before striking for three in the eighth and one in the ninth to grab hold of a 9-4 advantage ... SNHU scored four times in the ninth inning and had the winning run on base, but could not score again ... junior Jake Coro (Johnston, R.I.) homered twice and knocked in four runs, as he finished 2-for-4 with a walk and a pair of runs scored ... redshirt-junior Joshua Goldstein (Haverhill, Mass.) went a perfect 3-for-3 with an RBI, with sophomore Dakota Mulcay (Goffstown, N.H.) going 2-for-3 with a pair of walks, an RBI and two runs scored ... graduate student Jake Walkinshaw (Seymour, Conn.), in his final start on the Penmen Field mound, was charged with seven runs – four earned – on 10 hits, while fanning six and walking a pair, over seven-plus innings ... like they did when they advanced to the Super-Regional last Saturday, the Penmen will need to win a pair of games if they want to become the first team from the East Region in 11 years to earn a second straight trip to the College World Series.

NYIT
Last Time Out:
NYIT 9, SNHU 8 (05/24/19 at Hooksett, N.H.)
Streak: Won 4

Offensive Leaders:
#9 EJ Cumbo – 43 G, 70-155, .452/.525/.677, 6 HR, 41 RBI, 42 R, 13 2B, 2 3B, 19 BB, 21 SB
#34 Jake Lebel – 37 G, 49-133, .368/.440/.654, 7 HR, 34 RBI, 29 R, 17 2B, 14 BB
#31 John LaRocca – 50 G, 65-184, .353/.442/.527, 4 HR, 38 RBI, 53 R, 12 2B, 4 3B, 21 BB, 14 SB
#55 Ryan Kuskowski – 47 G, 58-177, .328/.376/.503, 6 HR, 48 RBI, 28 R, 13 2B, 10 BB
#13 Ben McNeill – 50 G, 64-205, .312/.391/.473, 2 HR, 33 RBI, 51 R, 15 2B, 6 3B, 26 BB, 3 SB

Possible Starters:
#21 Joseph Murphy – 13 G, 9 GS, 9-3, 2.61 ERA, 62.0 IP, 47 H, 23 R, 18 ER, 65/34 K/BB
#24 Chris Mott – 12 G, 12 GS, 4-3, 5.09 ERA, 58.1 IP, 53 H, 39 R, 33 ER, 67/35 K/BB

Out of the 'Pen
#15 Zach White – 11 G, 1-0, 0.92 ERA, 19.2 IP, 17 H, 6 R, 2 ER, 22/4 K/BB
#25 Ryan Mueller – 14 G, 2-0, 2 SV, 3.47 ERA, 23.1 IP, 14 H, 10 R, 9 ER, 20/10 K/BB
#49 Ariel Taveras – 21 G, 0-3, 12 SV, 4.09 ERA, 22.0 IP, 22 H, 11 R, 10 ER, 17/15 K/BB

Notes: NYIT is now one win away from its first trip to the College World Series, following a 9-8 victory against Southern New Hampshire on Friday ... the Bears trailed, 4-3, when a two-run seventh flipped them into the lead at 5-4 ... they then added three in the eighth and one in the ninth to take a five-run lead, which they would need, as SNHU struck four times in the home half of the ninth, but NYIT would hold on ... freshman Kieran Dowd (three RBI, three runs), senior Jake Lebel (three RBI, run) and freshman Matt Malone (run) were all 3-for-5 ... junior DJ Masuck (12-1) allowed four runs on eight hits over six-and-two-thirds innings, striking out five and walking three ... senior Ariel Taveras collected his 12th save, giving up one run in a scoreless inning of work, while allowing a pair of inherited runners to score ... redshirt-freshman EJ Cumbo walked three times and was 1-for-2 with a pair of runs scored ... junior Chris Campbell (RBI, two runs), senior Matt DeAngelis (RBI) and junior John Larocca were all 1-for-5.