2013 Merrimack Baseball News

Crinella, Morency Excelling in FCBL Summer Ball
Rising sophomore Crinella, rising senior Morency enjoying strong summers in FCBL

O’Rourke Promoted to Double-A; Mantoni Excelling in Rookie League
Former Warriors O'Rourke (right), Mantoni (left) putting up strong numbers in Minor Leagues this season

Mantoni Named Northeast-10 Spring Scholar-Athlete Sports Excellence Award Winner
Graduating senior posted a 3.87 GPA and was the team's leader in RBI, saves and ERA

#3 Top-10 Moments of 2012-13: Baseball Caps Historic Season with Run to NE-10 Finals
The baseball team's postseason run in the NE-10 Championship is the No. 3 moment from 2012-13

Six Student-Athletes Named to NE-10 Spring Academic All-Conference Teams
Representatives from baseball, softball, men's tennis and men's lacrosse all earned spots on spring all-academic squads

Martin Announces Date for Fall Baseball High School Clinic
Merrimack to hold fall high school baseball clinic Sept. 1, 2013 on campus

Summer Baseball Underway, 13 Warriors in Action Across New England
Rising sophomore Frank Crinella is one of 13 Warriors in action across regional summer leagues

Baseball Senior Joe Mantoni Drafted in 18th Round by Cincinnati Reds
Mantoni first Merrimack player drafted since 2010

Season Recap: Baseball Ties Single-Season Win Record in Historic 2013 Campaign
Merrimack tied its single-season win record and advanced to the NE-10 Championship game in 2013

From The Mack Report: Warriors Hope 2013 Was Just a Pit Stop
Mike McMahon takes a look at the baseball team's historic 2013 campaign and the bright future ahead

Mantoni Named to CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American Third Team
Senior designated hitter and closer led the Warriors in RBI and saves this spring

Cotter Named Second-Team All-American, Fifth AA in Program History
Senior and NE-10 Player of the Year is Merrimack's first All-American since 1996

Cotter, Morency, Mantoni to Play in NEIBA All-Star Game
Warrior trio to join fellow DII, DIII All-Stars against top Division I rivals in regional All-Star showdown

Crinella Named East Region Rookie of the Year, Four Warriors Named ABCA All-Region
Merrimack placed four on Rawlings/ABCA DII All-East Region Team

Cotter, Morency Earn Daktronics All-East Region Honors
Senior Casey Cotter and junior Alek Morency named to all-region first and second teams, respectively

Cotter Voted to NCBWA All-East Region First Team
The program's second-ever NE-10 Player of the Year, Cotter voted to NCBWA All-East Region First Team

From The Seacoast Online: Cotter Reflects on NE-10 Player of the Year Award
Senior outfielder and NE-10 Player of the Year was featured by SeacoastOnline.com Tuesday

Baseball Left Out of NCAA Tournament Field
Merrimack's magical postseason run not enough to earn at-large NCAA Tournament berth

Baseball Forces Decisive Finals Round with 6-0 Shutout Victory over New Haven
Junior Alek Morency's second complete-game shutout of the playoffs helped Merrimack force Game 11 in the NE-10 Championships

Chargers Down Baseball, 6-4, to Take NE-10 Title Saturday
Senior Joe Mantoni and Junior Alek Morency were named to the NE-10 All-Championship Team

Baseball Stays Alive with 3-2 Elimination Game Win over Bentley
Freshman Pat Florence drove in the game-winning run in the seventh inning for the Warriors

FINALS BOUND: Vasquez, Mantoni Power Warriors Past Le Moyne, 4-3, in Elimination Game
Sophomore Junior Vasquez tossed six strong innings to power the Warriors to victory

Baseball Meets Le Moyne to Start NE-10 Championship Weekend Thursday
Warriors will meet defending NE-10 champs Thursday at 12 p.m. at Southern Connecticut

Baseball Drops NE-10 Championship Weekend Opener, 8-0, to Le Moyne
Merrimack will face Bentley in an elimination game Friday (May 10) at 10 a.m.

Baseball Opens NE-10 Championships at Top-Seeded Franklin Pierce in First Round Tuesday
Merrimack aims for pursuit of fourth NE-10 Championship crown with first round tilt at Franklin Pierce

Cotter Named NE-10 Player of the Year, Crinella Tabbed League’s Top Rookie Tuesday
Cotter becomes just the second Warrior in program history to be named NE-10 Player of the Year

Baseball Stuns No. 26 FPU, Advances to NE-10 Championship Weekend with 4-1 Win
Junior Eddie Newton's solo home run powered Merrimack to a first round win over Franklin Pierce

Newton, O’Flynn, Mantoni Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District 1 Team
Baseball trio recognized for on-the-field and in-the-classroom success this spring

Crinella Garners Northeast-10 Rookie of the Week Award
Rookie infielder batted .368 and was excellent defensively to net first-ever weekly award

PLAYOFF BOUND: Baseball Pounds Stonehill in Season Finale to Clinch Postseason Berth
Merrimack punches ticket to first NE-10 Championship appearance since 2010, will travel to FPU Tuesday

Baseball’s Late Rally Falls Short in Senior Day Setback to Stonehill
Merrimack's eight-member senior class was honored before first pitch Saturday afternoon

Brown’s Walk-Off Double Grants Baseball Dramatic 4-3 Win over Stonehill Friday
Rookie Brown delivers pinch-hit walk-off double to put Merrimack on brink of playoff berth

Mantoni, Cashman Lead Baseball to Huge 4-3 Road Win at First-Place Bentley
Senior Joe Mantoni led all players with three RBI Tuesday afternoon

O’Flynn’s Walk-Off Lifts Baseball to Historic Sunday Sweep over #20 Franklin Pierce
Senior Mark O'Flynn's walk-off hit in the ninth sealed a historic sweep over the Ravens

Carnevale Fans Six, #20 Franklin Pierce Uses Four-Run First to Down Baseball, 4-1
Sophomore starter tossed eight consecutive scoreless frames Saturday afternoon

Morency, Five-Run Fifth Powers Baseball to Doubleheader Split at Lowell
Junior Alek Morency's allowed one run over seven innings to get the win in game two

Joe Mantoni Named Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Baseball also takes home Community Service team award.

Four-Run Ninth Propels Baseball to Game Two Win, Sunday Split with Saint A’s
Freshman Frank Crinella drove in the game-winning run in the top of the ninth in game two

Morency, Mantoni Lead Baseball to 1-0 Victory at Saint A’s
Senior Casey Cotter scored the game's only run as Merrimack edges Saint A's in key divisional showdown

Bats Go Quiet as Bentley Downs Baseball, 5-1, Tuesday
Junior Eddie Newton drove in Merrimack's lone run Tuesday

From The Boston Globe North: Newton finds home at 3rd for Merrimack
Junior third baseman Eddie Newton was featured by the Boston Globe North

SNHU Holds Off Baseball for Weekend Sweep; Warriors Drop 4-2 Contest Sunday
Frank Crinella accounted for Merrimack's lone RBI Sunday

SNHU Sweeps Merrimack, 7-2, 3-1 Saturday in Manchester
Merrimack will look to salvage weekend tomorrow during 3 p.m. series finalie

From the ET: Hot Start Has Baseball on the Rise
With 17 games still to go in the regular season, Merrimack College has already surpassed its win total from both 2012 and 2011.

Cashman Tosses Gem, Baseball Edged by Lowell, 3-1
Freshman Matt Brown tallied Merrimack's lone RBI of the game

Crinella Earns First NE-10 Rookie of the Week Honor of Career
Freshman shortstop bats .467, slugs .733 to earn top league rookie honors

Baseball Drops Pitcher's Duel in Opener, Suffers Sunday Sweep to Adelphi
Freshman Sean O'Neill drove in a run in game two Sunday

Cotter, Carnevale Dominate in Saturday Sweep over Pace
Senior Casey Cotter finished 7-for-8 at the plate Saturday

Seventh-Inning Rally Leads Baseball Past Bentley, 6-1
Sophomore Tim Cashman improves to 2-0 with eight-strikeout outing

Baseball Rallies for Walk-Off Win over Saint Mike’s to Cap Saturday Sweep
Alan Pastyrnak Jr. caps off sweep with walk-off single in game two

Brown's Eighth-Inning Single Leads Warriors over Purple Knights, 3-1
Mike Laracy, Matt Brown help Warriors take game one against over Saint Mike's

Baseball Announces Midweek, Weekend Schedule Changes
UMass Lowell Wednesday (3/27) moved to April; will play Saint Mike's Friday, Saturday

Baseball Wraps Up 3-1 Conference Weekend with Doubleheader Split vs. AIC
Warriors win 3-of-4 NE-10 contests over the weekend

Baseball Sweeps Away Assumption, 6-5, 13-2, Saturday in Haverhill
Warriors return to NE-10 play with doubleheader vs. AIC in Haverhill

Baseball Announces Weekend Schedule Changes
Merrimack's NE-10 road doubleheaders moved to Haverhill Stadium for Saturday, Sunday

Brown Named NE-10 Rookie of the Week; Baseball 8th in Regional Poll
Freshman first baseman earns first weekly NE-10 honor after eight-RBI week

Baseball Sweeps Caldwell Sunday Afternoon
Warrior offense explodes for 18 runs to claim doubleheader sweep

Baseball Drubs Caldwell, 11-2, Before Snow Cancels Game 2
Warriors score nine runs in first five innings, while Carnevale's gem fuel win over Cougars

Baseball Edges Mercy, 8-6, Falls, 6-3, in Florida Finale Tuesday
Warriors Split with Mercy in Florida Finale Tuesday

Southern CT Sinks Baseball, 8-1, in Lone Monday Afternoon Tilt
Merrimack loses third straight, will finish Florida with doubleheader vs. Mercy tomorrow

AIC Takes Two from Baseball, Completes Sunday Sweep
Warriors drop 11-2, 9-8 decisions to Yellow Jackets during Day 2 in Florida

Baseball Sweeps Concordia to Open up Florida Trip with Two Wins
Merrimack baseball improves to 5-1 after sweeping Concordia Saturday in Florida

Baseball, Team IMPACT Forge Award-Winning Relationship Sunday
The Merrimack baseball team and its newest Team IMPACT teammate Johnny teamed up to raise awareness and benefits toward muscular dystrophy Sunday

Bats Come Alive in Nightcap as Baseball Splits Doubleheader Against Bridgeport
HAVERHILL, Mass. – Senior Casey Cotter (North Hampton, N.H.) enjoyed a five-hit day, while classmate Mike Laracy (Weymouth, Mass.) pitched five solid, shutout innings, leading the Merrimack baseball team to a Saturday afternoon/evening doubleheader split against visiting Bridgeport at Trinity Field, as the Warriors rebounded from a tough 4-3 defeat in the opener before romping the visitors, 14-1, in the nightcap.

Clifford Earns Second NE-10 Player of the Week Honor
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After leading the Merrimack men’s basketball team to a huge 83-80 victory over UMass Lowell at Hammel Court on Saturday afternoon, as well as pacing the Warrior offense over the course of the week, senior forward Mike Clifford (Danvers, Mass.) has earned his second Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week award this season, as announced by the conference Monday afternoon.

Baseball Sweeps Molloy, Felician Sunday in North Carolina
MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. – Guided by a pair of five-hit performances from junior Eddie Newton (North Billerica, Mass.) and senior Alan Pastyrnak Jr. (Bristol, Conn.), as well as a pair of impressive starts from junior righty Alek Morency (Nashua, N.H.) and senior southpaw Mike Laracy (Weymouth, Mass.), the Merrimack baseball team opened up the 2013 with a pair of dominant victories, including a 16-2 thrashing of Molloy before an 8-2 toppling of Felician on Sunday afternoon at Big Rock Stadium in Morehead City, N.C.

Rain Washes Away Baseball's Opening Day in N.C.
MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. – The Merrimack baseball team’s scheduled season-opening doubleheader against Felician at Big Rock Stadium in Morehead City, N.C., was canceled due to rain in the area on Saturday afternoon.

Baseball Opens 2013 in North Carolina This Weekend
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Under the guidance of third-year head coach Jim Martin, the Merrimack baseball team officially opens up the 2013 season this weekend, as the Warriors travel to Morehead City, N.C., taking on Felician College, Molloy and Southern Connecticut State at Big Rock Stadium over a two-day set.

Baseball Tabbed Seventh in NE-10 Baseball Coaches’ Poll
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack baseball team was picked to finish in seventh place in the Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division, as unveiled in the league’s Baseball Preseason Coaches’ Poll this afternoon.

Baseball Members Participate in Seacoast Mavericks Hot Stove Dinner
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Members of the Merrimack baseball team spent Friday night participating in the Seacoast Mavericks Inaugural Hot Stove Dinner and Silent Auction.

Baseball Names Captains, Opens Camp with 2013 on the Horizon
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Back on campus and with the 2013 season exactly one month away, the Merrimack baseball team opens preseason camp this week, and third-year head coach Jim Martin has unveiled the program’s captains for the upcoming campaign, as announced Wednesday.

Martin Announces Baseball Class of 2017 Early Signees
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Third-year head coach Jim Martin has announced the seven-member group representing the Early Signees of the Merrimack baseball Class of 2017. The group of seven represents four different states across the New England and Northeast regions, with three hailing from the Bay State, two from Connecticut, and one each from New Jersey and Rhode Island.

Baseball Announces 2013 Winter Clinic
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Third-year head coach Jim Martin has unveiled the date for the 2013 Merrimack College Baseball Winter Clinic.

Merrimack Baseball Wraps Up Offseason With Third Annual Turkey Bowl
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack baseball team recently completed its Third Annual Turkey Bowl, an offseason tradition that pits members of the program on four different football teams in the days following Thanksgiving to celebrate the completion of an arduous fall season while also giving the players an opportunity to compete for the bragging rights of the Turkey Bowl title.

Merrimack Baseball Partakes in Mack Gives Back
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack baseball team partook in a campus-wide, Veteran’s Day celebration on Saturday, joining the school’s day-long “Mack Gives Back” campaign to honor and celebrate war veterans.

Baseball Wraps Up Fall Season with Intrasquad World Series
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack baseball team recently concluded its fall season with the Second Annual Intrasquad World Series.

Pastyrnak Leads Merrimack Baseball Partnership with Invisible Children Organization
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Led by sophomore John Pastyrnak (Bristol, Conn.), the Merrimack baseball team recently partnered with Invisible Children, an organization that builds funds and awareness for the children in the war-torn areas of Arica.

Baseball Partakes in Hope for Haiti 2012 Homecoming 5K
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack College baseball team recently partook in the Hope for Haiti 2012 Homecoming 5K Race, one of the signature events in the College’s Project Medishare for Haiti.

Baseball Announces Second Annual Golf Tournament
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack baseball team will host its Second Annual Friends of Merrimack Baseball Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown, Mass., head coach Jim Martin announced Friday.

Lawrence H.S. Alumni Quezada, Vasquez featured in Globe
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – In the spring of 2010, two current Merrimack baseball players and Lawrence High School alumni were on the cusp of greatness in the most memorable season in team history.

Three Spring Athletes Land on Northeast-10 All-Academic Team
SOUTH EASTON, MA – Three Merrimack College spring student-athletes, Joe Mantoni (Northbridge, Mass.) from the baseball team, Sarah Salatto (Guilford, CT) from the women’s lacrosse team and Petar Golijanin (Novi Sad, Serbia) from the men’s tennis team, received academic all-conference honors.