2017 Baseball News

  • Two Ravens Earn Spots on NE10 Academic All-Conference Teams
    July 13, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (July 13, 2017) – Franklin Pierce University has had two student-athletes earn Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference honors for the spring season, as announced on Thursday by the Conference office. Junior John Amendola (Wallingford, Conn.) of the baseball team, along with senior Jon Holmes (Albany, N.Y.) of the men’s track & field team, were both honored by the league. The selected Ravens were among 93 student-athletes across 10 sports honored by the NE10.
  • Baseball’s Bird Earns Academic All-America Honors from CoSIDA
    June 01, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (June 1, 2017) – Senior right-hander Tanner Bird (Adams, Mass.) of the Franklin Pierce University baseball team has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team, as announced on Thursday afternoon by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America).
  • Baseball’s McPartland, Octave Earn Selections to ABCA/Rawlings All-East Region Second Team
    May 24, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 24, 2017) – Senior right-hander Cody McPartland (Sound Beach, N.Y.) and junior catcher Stephen Octave (New Windsor, N.Y.) have been named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-East Region Second Team by the American Baseball Coaches Association, as announced on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Baseball’s Amendola Named to CCA All-East Region Second Team
    May 18, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 18, 2017) – Junior right-hander John Amendola (Wallingford, Conn.) has been named to the All-East Region Second Team by the Conference Commissioner’s Association, as announced on Thursday afternoon by the CCA.
  • Baseball’s Amendola, Octave Earn Honorable Mention in NCBWA All-East Region Awards
    May 17, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 17, 2017) – Junior right-hander John Amendola (Wallingford, Conn.) and junior catcher Stephen Octave (New Windsor, N.Y.) have been named among the Honorable Mention All-East Region selections by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, in conjunction with the naming of the organization’s year-end All-Region Teams, as announced on Wednesday by the NCBWA.
  • Four-Run Seventh Fuels New Haven to 7-3 Win, Forces Baseball to Play Decisive Game at NE10 Championship
    May 14, 2017
    WEST HAVEN, Conn. (May 14, 2017) – Senior right fielder Nick Perrelli went 3-for-4 and drove in four runs on Saturday, to key a 7-3 win for New Haven over the Franklin Pierce University baseball team at New Haven’s Frank Vieira Field. The win for the Chargers forced a decisive, winner-take-all title game on the final day of the Northeast-10 Conference Championship, with the league’s automatic berth to next week’s NCAA Championship East Regional on the line.
  • Baseball Downed by New Haven, 12-1, in Decisive Game of NE10 Championship
    May 14, 2017
    WEST HAVEN, Conn. (May 14, 2017) – In need of only a doubleheader split on Sunday to claim the Northeast-10 Conference title, the Franklin Pierce University baseball team was unable to come up with a win at Frank Vieira Field, on the campus of the University of New Haven. Instead, after a 7-3 win in the first game to force a winner-take-all game, New Haven used a seven-run fourth to deal the Ravens a 12-1 defeat and claim the NE10 Championship.
  • (POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY AT 11 AM) PREVIEW: Baseball to Meet New Haven with NE10 Title on the Line
    May 12, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 12, 2017) – On what is expected to be a wet Saturday at Frank Vieira Field at the University of New Haven, the Franklin Pierce University baseball team will look to finish off its league-record sixth Northeast-10 Conference Championship. If necessary, the Ravens will have two cracks at beating the host Chargers, with only one win necessary to bring home the trophy.
  • Baseball Outlasts No. 4/5 SNHU, 6-4, to Advance to Title Round of NE10 Championship
    May 12, 2017
    WEST HAVEN, Conn. (May 12, 2017) – Three wild pitches in the top of the seventh helped put the Franklin Pierce University baseball team ahead to stay on Friday afternoon, as the Northeast Division’s second seed scored a 6-4 win over the division’s top seed, No. 4/5 nationally ranked Southern New Hampshire, on the second day of the Northeast-10 Conference Championship, hosted by the University of New Haven at Frank Vieira Field. Senior right-hander Miles Sheehan (Madison, Conn.) struck out three over two high-tension innings to nail down his first save of the season and send the Ravens through to the tournament’s championship round.
  • PREVIEW: Baseball to Square Off with No. 4/5 SNHU for Spot in NE10 Title Game
    May 11, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 11, 2017) – On Friday afternoon at Frank Vieira Field on the campus of the University of New Haven, the Franklin Pierce University baseball team will meet No. 4/5 nationally ranked Southern New Hampshire for the fourth time this season. This time, the contest comes on the second day of the Northeast-10 Conference Championship, and is a de facto semifinal contest, with the winner headed straight to Saturday’s championship round.
  • Baseball Capitalizes on Pace Miscues to Put Together 13-Run Seventh in 14-1 Win at NE10 Championship
    May 11, 2017
    WEST HAVEN, Conn. (May 11, 2017) – What was a 1-1 game temporarily turned into a baseball-themed circus in the bottom of the seventh inning on Thursday afternoon at Frank Vieira Field on the campus of the University of New Haven. At one point, the Franklin Pierce University baseball team had 10 straight batters reach base without the ball leaving infield, thanks to a combination of walks, hit batters and defensive lapses. In all, the Ravens would send 19 men to the plate in the inning and score 13 runs on just five hits to break things open on the way to a 14-1 win on the first day of the Northeast-10 Conference Championship.
  • Baseball Sports Six All-NE10 Selections, has Eight Honored by Conference
    May 10, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 10, 2017) – An All-Northeast-10 Conference First Team selection for junior right-hander John Amendola (Wallingford, Conn.) highlights a slate of six All-Conference picks for the Franklin Pierce University baseball team, as announced on Wednesday by the Conference office. In all, the Ravens had eight players honored in the league’s year-end awards.
  • PREVIEW: Baseball to Meet Pace to Open Weekend Portion of NE10 Championship
    May 10, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 10, 2017) – For the third straight season, the Franklin Pierce University baseball team has advanced to the weekend portion of the Northeast-10 Conference Championship, to be hosted by the University of New Haven, in West Haven, Conn. The Ravens, the Northeast Division’s second seed will open play in the three-day, double-elimination tournament on Thursday against the Southwest Division’s fourth seed, Pace. First pitch is set for noon at Frank Vieira Field.
  • Baseball Opens NE10 Championship with Loud, 8-0 Win Over Merrimack in First Round
    May 09, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 9, 2017) – A four-run fourth inning keyed an eight-run outburst through the middle frames on Tuesday night for the Franklin Pierce University baseball team in the first round of the Northeast-10 Championship. The Ravens, the Northeast Division’s second seed, got 7.2 scoreless innings from senior right-hander Cody McPartland (Sound Beach, N.Y.) as part of a seven-hit shutout and an 8-0 win over third-seeded Merrimack at Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field.
  • PREVIEW: Baseball Opens Pursuit of Sixth NE10 Title with First-Round Tilt vs. Merrimack
    May 08, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 8, 2017) – For the 17th straight season, the Franklin Pierce University baseball team will make an appearance in the Northeast-10 Conference Championship. The Ravens, who are the Northeast Division’s second seed, will open pursuit of their Conference-record sixth NE10 title on Tuesday night, when they host third-seeded Merrimack in the first round. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. at Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field.
  • Baseball’s Amendola, Bird Earn Academic All-District Honors from CoSIDA
    May 04, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 4, 2017) – Junior right-hander John Amendola (Wallingford, Conn.) and graduate student right-hander Tanner Bird (Adams, Mass.) of the Franklin Pierce University baseball team have been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District I First Team, as announced on Thursday afternoon by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America). As a result of the selection, both Amendola and Bird will advance to the Academic All-America ballot.
  • Baseball Finishes Regular Season in Style with Senior Day DH Sweep of Saint Michael’s, 13-1 and 6-2
    May 03, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 3, 2017) – Closing out the regular season at home on Wednesday afternoon, the Franklin Pierce University baseball team took care of things in style with a doubleheader sweep of Saint Michael’s in Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division play at Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field. In the first game, freshman catcher Dylan Jones (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) went 4-for-4 and scored four times, while junior right fielder Adam Chase (Burlington, Mass.) went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in a 13-1 Ravens win. In the second game, Franklin Pierce picked up a 6-2 win behind 5.1 innings with seven strikeouts from freshman right-hander Derek Duffy (Farmington, Conn.).
  • Free Bases Come Back to Hurt Baseball in 3-1 Loss at No. 4/6 SNHU
    May 02, 2017
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (May 2, 2017) – The Franklin Pierce University baseball team outhit No. 4/6 nationally ranked Southern New Hampshire on Tuesday night, 7-4, but it mattered not at Penmen Field, as the Penmen completed the sweep of the three-game regular-season series from the Ravens. Three walks led to three runs in the Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division contest for the Penmen, who posted a 3-1 win behind a complete-game, seven-hit effort from junior right-hander Mitchell Powers. Four Franklin Pierce pitchers combined to throw a four-hitter, but they also combined to issue five walks and hit two batters on the night.
  • McPartland Sparkles in Game 1, Offense Gets Hot in Game 2, as Baseball Sweeps DH at Bentley, 2-1 and 12-5
    April 29, 2017
    WALTHAM, Mass. (April 29, 2017) – With the regular-season schedule winding down, the Franklin Pierce University baseball team entered Saturday afternoon very much in need of a doubleheader sweep to complete the three-game weekend sweep of host Bentley in Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division play. The team responded on multiple fronts at DeFelice Field to get the job done. In the first game, senior right-hander Cody McPartland (Sound Beach, N.Y.) went all nine innings to take care of business in a 2-1 win. In the second game, junior right fielder Adam Chase (Bridgewater, Mass.) cracked four doubles and scored three times to lead a 21-hit attack in a 12-5 victory.
  • Long Balls Lead Way for Offense as Baseball Opens Weekend with 9-1 win at Bentley
    April 28, 2017
    WALTHAM, Mass. (April 28, 2017) – Junior designated hitter Stephen Octave (New Windsor, N.Y.) and junior first baseman Dalton Davis (Birmingham, Ala.) provided the keynote addresses with lengthy home runs, overpowering even the deep dimensions of DeFelice Field on a warm Friday afternoon. The former pounded a fifth-inning grand slam, as the blasts led the Franklin Pierce University baseball team to a 9-1 road win over Bentley in Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division play. Junior right-hander John Amendola (Wallingford, Conn.) turned in eight scoreless innings on the mound in the victory.
  • Pitching Piles up Ks as Baseball Blanks Saint Anselm, 6-0
    April 26, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (April 26, 2017) – Three pitchers combined for 11 strikeouts in a two-hit shutout, and graduate student left fielder Anthony DeDona (Bethpage, N.Y.) socked a long, three-run home run in the top of the eighth on Wednesday night, to highlight a 6-0 win for the Franklin Pierce University baseball team over Saint Anselm. Junior right-hander Mike Lundin (Kingston, Mass.) (six innings), graduate student right-hander Tanner Bird (Adams, Mass.) (two innings) and senior right-hander Ben Collincini (Freehold, N.J.) (one inning) combined to shut down the Hawks in the Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division contest at Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field.
  • Hart Pitches into Ninth, Baseball Jumps Out Front Early, Takes Care of Stonehill, 6-1
    April 23, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (April 23, 2017) – For the first time in his collegiate career, sophomore right-hander Zach Hart (Wallingford, Conn.) worked into the ninth inning on Sunday afternoon, providing the Franklin Pierce University baseball team with important innings on the back end of the weekend. Meanwhile, graduate student left fielder Anthony DeDona (Bethpage, N.Y.) keyed the offense by going 3-for-4 with a home run and stealing four bases, as the Ravens picked up a series win with a 6-1 victory over Stonehill in Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division play at Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field.
  • Baseball Takes 10-6 Win but Then Falls, 4-2, in Doubleheader Split Against Stonehill
    April 22, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (April 22, 2017) – In the first game of a Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division doubleheader on Saturday afternoon, the Franklin Pierce University baseball team plated four runs in the bottom of the eighth, including a key two-run double by junior catcher Stephen Octave (New Windsor, N.Y.), to pull out a 10-6 win over visiting Stonehill. In the second game, freshman left-hander Daniel Paul held the Ravens at bay with eight innings of two-run, four-hit ball as Stonehill forced the split with a 4-2 win at Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field.
  • Things Unravel for Baseball After Crucial Three-Run Fifth in 8-2 Loss at No. 5/8 SNHU
    April 18, 2017
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (April 18, 2017) – Junior first baseman Dalton Davis (Birmingham, Ala.) seemed certain he had kept his foot on the bag. The Franklin Pierce infield seemed certain he had kept his foot on the bag. The Franklin Pierce dugout and head coach Mike Chambers seemed certain he had kept his foot on the bag. The one who was uncertain he had kept his foot on the bag was the one who mattered: base umpire James Dion, who observed the scene from the middle of the infield.
  • Bats Pile Up 30 Runs as Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader at Bridgeport, 19-2 and 11-10
    April 17, 2017
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (April 17, 2017) – The bats for the Franklin Pierce University baseball team were firing on all cylinders on Monday afternoon in non-conference doubleheader action at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard. In the first game, an 11-run fourth keyed a 17-hit attack, as the Ravens posted a 19-2 win over host Bridgeport. In the second game, Franklin Pierce again built a big lead and had to hang on in the final inning for an 11-10 victory.
  • Baseball Surrenders Big Lead in 11-8 Loss, Bounces Back with 3-2 Win to Split DH and Win Weekend Series at Merrimack
    April 15, 2017
    NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (April 15, 2017) – Clinging to a 3-2, ninth-inning lead with the leadoff man on base on Saturday, freshman right-hander Derek Duffy (Farmington, Conn.) rolled up a double play and later picked the tying run off first base to end the game, as the Franklin Pierce University baseball team salvaged a doubleheader split at Merrimack. Earlier in the day, in the first game at Warrior Baseball Diamond, the Ravens led 8-0 in the fourth and 8-5 after seven, but suffered an 11-8 defeat.
  • Baseball Hits Road, Amendola Goes All Nine in 7-4 Win at Merrimack
    April 14, 2017
    NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (April 14, 2017) – For the first time since March 15, the Franklin Pierce University baseball team played a game away from the friendly confines of Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field on Friday afternoon. After 14 straight games at home, the Ravens took to the road in style at Warrior Baseball Diamond, as they plated four runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back on the way to a 7-4 win over Merrimack in Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division play. Junior right-hander John Amendola (Wallingford, Conn.) put together a nine-hit, complete-game effort on the mound for Franklin Pierce.
  • Middle Innings Propel Baseball to 11-3 Win Over Saint Anselm
    April 12, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (April 12, 2017) – Two runs in the fourth inning, one in the fifth and then four more in the sixth allowed the Franklin Pierce University baseball team to break the game open on Wednesday afternoon, on the way to an 11-3 win over Saint Anselm in Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division play. Junior right fielder Adam Chase (Bridgewater, Mass.) finished 3-for-3 and scored twice, while junior catcher Stephen Octave (New Windsor, N.Y.) went 2-for-4 and scored three runs in the win for the Ravens and Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field.
  • Pitching Fans 11, Bats Crack Pair of Homers as Baseball Puts Away Saint Michael’s, 10-1
    April 11, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (April 11, 2017) – Back-to-back home runs from junior first baseman Dalton Davis (Birmingham, Ala.) and freshman designated hitter Dylan Jones (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) in the fourth inning put the Franklin Pierce University baseball team on top to stay on Tuesday night at Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field. The two blasts were part of a 13-hit attack, as the Ravens posted a 10-1 win over visiting Saint Michael’s in Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division play.
  • Baseball’s Friday Named Northeast-10 Player of the Week
    April 10, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (April 10, 2017) – Junior third baseman John Friday (Southborough, Mass.) of the Franklin Pierce University baseball team has been named Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week, as announced on Monday afternoon by the Conference office.
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