2013 Baseball News

  • Dan Kemp Signs Minor League Contract with Seattle Mariners
    August 05, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (August 5, 2013) – After wrapping up his career with an All-Northeast-10 Conference First Team selection this spring for the Franklin Pierce University baseball team, shortstop Dan Kemp (Sturbridge, Mass.) has signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners. He will report immediately to the Mariners rookie-level, Appalachian League affiliate, the Pulaski Mariners.
  • Men's Lacrosse's Ben McDannell & Baseball's Ryan Thompson Named to NE-10 All-Academic Team
    July 02, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (July 2, 2013) – Franklin Pierce University men’s lacrosse standout Ben McDannell (Morrisville, Pa.) and baseball standout Ryan Thompson (Calgary, Alberta) were named to the 2013 Northeast-10 Conference All-Academic Team in their respective sport on Tuesday as announced by the league. It marked the second-consecutive year both student-athletes were named to the NE-10 academic squads.
  • Baseball Has Banner Day, Sees Four Taken on Third Day of MLB Draft
    June 08, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (June 8, 2013) – In a span of 20 minutes on Saturday afternoon, the East Region champion Franklin Pierce University baseball team went from having nobody taken in the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft to producing arguably the strongest draft class in program history. Over just 42 picks in the 13th and 14th rounds, the Ravens had three pitchers taken, marking the first time in program history three players were taken in the first 15 rounds. Another pick in the 16th round marked only the third time the program has had four players taken in the same draft (2011, 2006).
  • Hathaway Headlines Baseball’s Bumper Crop of Draft Hopefuls
    June 05, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (June 5, 2013) – With the program’s sixth NCAA Regional title now in the rearview mirror, the Franklin Pierce University baseball team turns its sights ahead to the 2014 campaign and defending the East Regional crown. This week, the program will learn plenty about what pieces will return to Rindge in the fall, as it hopes to have a banner year in the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, June 6-8. The Ravens have three pitchers who could figure prominently in the Draft, and hope to challenge the program’s all-time record of five selections, set in 2006.
  • Graham Named to ABCA All-America Second Team
    May 31, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 31, 2013) – Junior right-hander Trevor Graham (Sebastian, Fla.) of the East Region champion Franklin Pierce University baseball team has been named to the American Baseball Coaches Association All-America Second Team, as announced earlier in the week by the ABCA.
  • Graham Named to NCBWA All-America Second Team
    May 31, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 31, 2013) – Junior right-hander Trevor Graham (Sebastian, Fla.) of the East Region champion Franklin Pierce University baseball team has been named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-America Second Team, as announced earlier in the week by the NCBWA.
  • Ryan Thompson Named 2013 CoSIDA Third-Team Academic All-American
    May 30, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 30, 2013) -- Franklin Pierce University baseball standout Ryan Thompson (Calgary, Alberta) on Thursday was named to the 2013 CoSIDA Academic All-America Third-Team for his impressive performances on the field and in the classroom this season. It marks the second-consecutive year Thompson, a senior right-handed pitcher, was named a third-team academic all-American by the organization.
  • Five-Run Third Hurts No. 11 Baseball Again, as Season Ends in 10-3 Loss to No. 14/18 GVSU at NCAA Championship National Finals
    May 29, 2013
    CARY, N.C. (May 29, 2013) – Junior first baseman Zach Mathieu (Derry, N.H.) laced a two-run double into the right-field corner in the third inning on Wednesday afternoon at Coleman Field at the USA Baseball National Training Complex, but it would be the final run-scoring play of the season for the No. 11 nationally ranked and East Region Franklin Pierce University baseball team. The double gave the team a 3-1 lead at the time, but the pitching staff surrendered five in the bottom half of the third as the Ravens went on to a 10-3 loss at the hands of No. 14/18 and Midwest Region champion Grand Valley State on the fifth day of the NCAA Championship National Finals, hosted by Town of Cary and Mount Olive College.
  • Graham, Mathieu Selected to NEIBA All-Star Game
    May 28, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 28, 2013) – Junior right-hander Trevor Graham (Sebastian, Fla.) and junior first baseman Zach Mathieu (Derry, N.H.) of the East Region champion Franklin Pierce University baseball team have been selected to participate in the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association All-Star Game, as announced Tuesday by the NEIBA. This year’s game is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, June 3 at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Mass.
  • On the Road with the Ravens: Baseball Rallies but Falls to MSU Mankato (UPDATED: Monday Night)
    May 27, 2013
    The Franklin Pierce University baseball team captured the sixth NCAA Regional title in program history (2013, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2003) on Sunday, May 19, with a 5-1 win over Wilmington (Del.) in the title game of the NCAA Championship East Regional at Penmen Field in Manchester, N.H. The regional championship advanced the Ravens to the NCAA Championship National Finals, hosted by Mount Olive and the Town of Cary at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
  • Late Rally Falls Short, Defensive Miscues Cost No. 11 Baseball in 10-5 Loss to No. 2/21 Minnesota State, Mankato at NCAA Championship National Finals
    May 27, 2013
    CARY, N.C. (May 27, 2013) – Junior first baseman Zach Mathieu (Derry, N.H.) drilled a two-run double to key a four-run rally in the top of the seventh inning on Monday evening, but the No. 11 nationally ranked and East Region champion Franklin Pierce University baseball team could get no closer than one run in a come-from-behind effort against No. 2/21 and Central Region champion Minnesota State, Mankato. The double made it 6-5 at the time, but Minnesota State would tack on four runs in the eighth to come away with a 10-5 win at Coleman Field at the USA Baseball National Training Complex on the third day of the NCAA Championship National Finals, co-hosted by Town of Cary and Mount Olive College.
  • Brock’s Eighth-Inning RBI Single, Graham’s Nine Strikeouts Lift No. 11 Baseball to 1-0 Win Over No. 17 Shippensburg in National Finals Opener
    May 25, 2013
    CARY, N.C. (May 25, 2013) – Freshman second baseman Justin Brock (Latham, N.Y.) pulled a two-out RBI single through the left side of the infield in the bottom of the eighth inning on Saturday afternoon at the USA Baseball National Training Complex. It brought home what would stand as the game’s only run, as the No. 11 nationally ranked and East Region champion Franklin Pierce University baseball team posted a 1-0 win over No. 17 Shippensburg, the Atlantic Region champion, in the first game of the NCAA Championship National Finals, co-hosted by Town of Cary and Matt Olive College. Junior right-hander Trevor Graham (Sebastian, Fla.) struck out nine over eight shutout innings on the mound in the victory for Franklin Pierce.
  • Graham Named to Daktronics All-America First Team
    May 24, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 24, 2013) – Junior right-hander Trevor Graham (Sebastian, Fla.) of the East Region champion Franklin Pierce University baseball team has been named to the Daktronics All-America First Team, as announced by Friday by Daktronics. Graham is the only East Region player to be named to the First Team.
  • Graham Named ABCA East Region Pitcher of the Year, Baseball Puts Four on All-East Region Teams
    May 22, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 22, 2013) – Junior right-hander Trevor Graham (Sebastian, Fla.) of the East Region champion Franklin Pierce University baseball team has been named American Baseball Coaches Association East Region Pitcher of the Year, as announced by the ABCA over the weekend. Graham is joined on the All-East Region First Team by junior first baseman Zach Mathieu (Derry, N.H.), while senior shortstop Dan Kemp (Sturbridge, Mass.) and senior right fielder Nick LaCroix (Grafton, Mass.) landed on the All-East Region Second Team.
  • Graham Named Daktronics East Region Pitcher of the Year, Baseball Puts Four on All-East Region Teams
    May 22, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 22, 2013) – Junior right-hander Trevor Graham (Sebastian, Fla.) of the East Region champion Franklin Pierce University baseball team has been named Daktronics East Region Pitcher of the Year, as announced by Daktronics during this past weekend’s NCAA Baseball Championship East Regional. Graham is joined on the All-East Region First Team by senior shortstop Dan Kemp (Sturbridge, Mass.) and junior first baseman Zach Mathieu (Derry, N.H.), while senior right fielder Nick LaCroix (Grafton, Mass.) landed on the All-East Region Second Team.
  • Trevor Graham Named Finalist for College Baseball Lineup's Tino Martinez Division II Baseball Player of the Year Award
    May 22, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 22, 2013) – Junior right-hander Trevor Graham (Sebastian, Fla.) of the Franklin Pierce University baseball team has been named a finalist for the College Baseball Lineup Tino Martinez Division II Baseball Player of the Year Award, as announced Wednesday by College Baseball Lineup. He is the only finalist from the East Region and one of 10 finalists nationally.
  • Trevor Graham Named Finalist for College Baseball Lineup's Inaugural Josh Willingham Award
    May 22, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 22, 2013) – Junior right-hander Trevor Graham (Sebastian, Fla.) of the East Region champion Franklin Pierce University baseball team has been named a finalist for the inaugural edition of the College Baseball Lineup Josh Willingham Award, as announced Tuesday by College Baseball Lineup. He is among two finalists from the Northeast-10 Conference and 11 finalists nationally.
  • On the Road with the Ravens: Baseball Comes Home With the Trophy (UPDATED: Monday Afternoon)
    May 20, 2013
    The Franklin Pierce University baseball team is the sixth seed in this week's NCAA Championship East Regional, hosted by Southern New Hampshire at Penmen Field in Manchester, N.H. All week long, we'll have previews, highlights and reaction right here.
  • Leach Silences Wilmington, Flynn Slams Door, Baseball Claims Sixth NCAA East Regional Title with 5-1 Win
    May 19, 2013
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (May 19, 2013) – A four-pitch strikeout of Mike Annone by junior right-hander Joe Flynn (Plymouth, Mass.) sent the sixth-seeded Franklin Pierce University baseball team pouring out of the dugout at Penmen Field on Sunday afternoon. The looking strikeout finished off a 5-1 victory over top seed Wilmington (Del.) in the championship game of the NCAA Championship East Regional, hosted by Southern New Hampshire, as Franklin Pierce punched its ticket to Cary, N.C. and the National Finals. Junior right-hander Ryan Leach (Farmingdale, Maine) fired six innings of three-hit ball without allowing an earned run to make sure Franklin Pierce left Manchester with the trophy in tow.
  • Dunlap Single Lifts Baseball to Title Game After 3-2 Win in 13-Inning Classic Against SNHU on Third Day of NCAA Championship East Regional
    May 18, 2013
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (May 18, 2013) – With a runner at third and two out in the top of the 13th inning on Saturday night, junior catcher Marty Dunlap (Dorchester, Mass.) ripped a ball on the left side which took an odd hop over the shortstop’s head for an RBI single which would stand as the game-winning hit, as the sixth-seeded Franklin Pierce University baseball team posted a 3-2 win over host and fourth-seeded Southern New Hampshire at the NCAA Championship East Regional. Sophomore right-hander Doug Willey (Shelburne, N.H.) logged 3.2 innings of two-hit relief work for the win, and senior left-hander Vladimir Camacho (Jamaica Plain, N.Y.) spun eight innings of five-hit ball to start on the mound for Franklin Pierce in the victory.
  • McGowan Goes Distance, O’Herron Goes 4-for-4 as Baseball Staves Off Elimination With 8-1 Win Over Pace at NCAA Championship East Regional
    May 18, 2013
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (May 18, 2013) – Junior right-hander Kevin McGowan (Nashua, N.H.) scattered nine hits and one run while logging a complete game on Saturday, as the sixth-seeded Franklin Pierce University baseball team picked up an 8-1 game in an elimination contest against fifth-seeded Pace on the third day of the NCAA Championship East Regional, hosted by Southern New Hampshire at Penmen Field. Sophomore third baseman Matt O’Herron (Springfield, Mass.) went 4-for-4, scored twice and drove in a run in the win for Franklin Pierce.
  • Pitching Staff’s 15 Strikeouts Not Enough as Baseball Falls to New Haven, 3-1, at NCAA Championship East Regional
    May 17, 2013
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (May 17, 2013) – Sophomore left-hander Steve Hathaway (Acton, Mass.) struck out 11 over 5.2 innings of three-hit ball on Friday afternoon, but was ultimately charged with three runs and the loss, as the sixth-seeded Franklin Pierce University baseball team dropped a 3-1 decision to third-seeded New Haven on the second day of the NCAA Championship East Regional, hosted by Southern New Hampshire at Penmen Field. Junior left-hander Pat Simone fanned eight over seven innings of one-run ball in the win for New Haven.
  • Graham Fires Three-Hit Shutout, Baseball Breezes Past No. 8/27 Wilmington (Del.), 7-0, on first day of NCAA Championship East Regional
    May 16, 2013
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (May 16, 2013) – Junior right-hander Trevor Graham (Sebastian, Fla.) spun a three-hit shutout and struck out 10 on Thursday, as the sixth-seeded and No. 26 nationally ranked Franklin Pierce University baseball team posted a 7-0 win over top seed and No. 8/27 Wilmington (Del.) on the first day of the NCAA Championship East Regional, hosted by Southern New Hampshire at Penmen Field. Senior shortstop Dan Kemp (Sturbridge, Mass.) went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple and two sacrifice bunts in the win for Franklin Pierce.
  • Baseball Collects Three NCBWA All-East Region Selections
    May 15, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 15, 2013) – Junior right-hander Trevor Graham (Sebastian, Fla.) and senior shortstop Dan Kemp (Sturbridge, Mass.) of the No. 26 nationally ranked Franklin Pierce University baseball team have been named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers’ Association All-East Region First Team, as announced on Wednesday by the NCBWA. In addition, junior first baseman Zach Mathieu (Derry, N.H.) has been selected to the All-East Region Second Team.
  • (UPDATED: 11 a.m. Monday with Schedule/Ticket Info) No. 26 Baseball Named Sixth Seed in NCAA Championship East Regional, Hosted by Southern New Hampshire
    May 12, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 12, 2013) – The No. 26 nationally ranked Franklin Pierce University baseball team has been named as the sixth seed of the NCAA Championship East Regional, as announced Sunday night by the NCAA. The Ravens, the Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division champion, earn an at-large bid in the six-team, double-elimination tournament, which will run Thursday, May 16 through Sunday, May 19 and be hosted by fourth seed Southern New Hampshire at Penmen Field in Manchester, N.H. Franklin Pierce will open pursuit of its sixth regional title on Thursday against top-seeded Wilmington (Del).
  • Trevor Graham Named Semifinalist for College Baseball Lineup's Tino Martinez Division II Baseball Player of the Year Award
    May 08, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 8, 2013) – Junior right-hander Trevor Graham (Sebastian, Fla.) of the Franklin Pierce University baseball team has been named a semifinalist for the College Baseball Lineup Tino Martinez Division II Baseball Player of the Year Award, as announced Wednesday morning by College Baseball Lineup. He is among five semifinalists from the East Region and 40 semifinalists nationally.
  • Graham Named Northeast-10 Pitcher of the Year; Baseball Puts Four On All-Conference Teams
    May 07, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 7, 2013) – Junior right-hander Trevor Graham (Sebastian, Fla.) of the No. 26 nationally ranked Franklin Pierce University baseball team has been named Northeast-10 Conference Pitcher of the Year, as announced Tuesday by the Conference office. He headlines four Franklin Pierce All-Conference selections, and the Ravens had a total of five players honored by the Conference office.
  • Bats Go Quietly as No. 26 Baseball Falls to Merrimack, 4-1, in First Round of Northeast-10 Championship
    May 07, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 7, 2013) – Junior right-hander Alek Morency went the distance and threw a five-hitter without allowing an earned run on Tuesday night, as fourth-seeded Merrimack upended the top seed and No. 26 nationally ranked Franklin Pierce University baseball team in a Northeast Division first round game in the Northeast-10 Conference Championship at Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field.
  • Baseball to Open Pursuit of Fifth Northeast-10 Championship Tuesday Against Merrimack
    May 06, 2013
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 8, 2013) – The Northeast Division champion and top seed Franklin Pierce University baseball team will open pursuit of its record-tying fifth Northeast-10 Conference Championship title on Tuesday night, when it hosts fourth-seeded Merrimack at 7 p.m. at Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field in a first-round contest. Franklin Pierce owns an 18-1 record in 19 games played at Pappas Field this season.
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