2014-15 Merrimack College Baseball News

Baseball Drops Twin Bill vs. #20 Southern NH Saturday
Joe Carnevale (pictured) broke the program’s innings pitched record in Game 1

Baseball Travels to No. 20 Southern New Hampshire this Weekend for Crucial Three-Game Series
Warriors are trenched in a battle for the last playoff spot in the Northeast Division

Baseball Hosts Assumption Wednesday in Regular-Season Home Finale (3:30 p.m.)
Warriors conclude eight-game homestand against the Greyhounds

Bullpen Shuts the Door as Baseball Defeats Assumption, 5-3, Wednesday Afternoon
Matt Dinello (pictured) threw two perfect innings of relief, Nate Spielvogel collected his fourth save

Baseball Hangs with #1/3 Franklin Pierce Before Dropping Both Games of DH Sunday
Warriors lose Game 1, 4-3, and drop Game 2, 10-8

Baseball Falls Behind Early, Loses to #1/3 Franklin Pierce, 13-1, Saturday Afternoon
The Warriors celebrated Senior Day with a special pregame ceremony before first pitch

Baseball Begins Crucial Three-Game Set with #1/3 Franklin Pierce Saturday (3 p.m.)
The series includes a single game Saturday & doubleheader on Sunday; Merrimack to celebrate Senior Day Saturday

FROM THE MACK REPORT: Merrimack Looking to Finish; Will Host #1 Franklin Pierce This Weekend
Frank Crinella (pictured) and the Warriors were featured in The Mack Report this week!

Crinella Homers, Steals Home in Baseball’s 10-7 Divisional Win vs. Bentley
Warriors All-American (pictured) shines with a 4-for-5 afternoon, four RBI, two runs and two steals

Baseball Hosts Bentley in Divisional Play Tuesday
First pitch between the Warriors and Falcons is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

Ten-Run Outburst Headlines Baseball Doubleheader Split vs. Saint Michael’s
Warriors win Game 1, 10-3, before dropping Game 2; Carnevale (pictured) got the W in Game 1

Defensive Miscues Hurt Baseball in 7-4 Loss vs. Bentley
Cam DiSarcina (pictured) hit his first career home run in defeat

Baseball Prepares for Weekend Tilts Against Bentley, Saint Michael’s in Divisional Action
Warriors play in Waltham on Saturday and host the Purple Knights for doubleheader on Sunday

Baseball Announces Schedule Changes; Home Opener Set For Sunday vs. Saint Michael’s
Warriors adjust divisional schedule across the month of April

Baseball Splits Doubleheader with Saint Anselm
Warriors take two of three games, win series against the Hawks

Baseball Defeats St. Anselm, 8-3, Saturday Evening Behind Five-Run Fifth Inning
FR pitcher PJ Browne won his fourth straight start to begin his career

Baseball Returns to Action this Weekend with Three-Game Set vs. Saint Anselm
Warriors and Hawks will play all three games at Trinity Stadium in Haverhill, Mass.

Browne Collects Second NE-10 Rookie of the Week Nod
Warriors freshman pitcher won his first career NE-10 game last week

Stonehill Defeats Baseball Twice Sunday Afternoon, Completes Series Sweep
Warriors lose Game 1, 6-2, and fall by one in 12 innings in series finale

Stonehill Holds Off Baseball, 4-2, Friday Night
Warriors fell down 4-0 and were not able to complete the comeback

Baseball Begins Three-Game Series with Stonehill Friday Night (7 p.m.)
Warriors and Skyhawks match up as two of the top-five teams in the region

Baseball Defeats Saint Michael’s, 5-2, to Begin Northeast Division Play
Strong pitching leads the Warriors to victory Thursday night

Divisional Opener with Saint Michael’s On Tap for Baseball Thursday (7 p.m.)
Warriors and Purple Knights set to play at Trinity Stadium in Haverhill, Mass.

Baseball Divisional Opener at Assumption Postponed
Warriors will not play in Worcester on Wednesday as originally scheduled

Baseball Sweeps Twin Bill vs. Pace Sunday Afternoon
Carnevale (pictured) improves to 3-0 in Game 1; Warriors comeback in ninth in Game 2

Cross-Divisional Action Lies Ahead for Baseball Against Adelphi, Pace this Weekend
Warriors set to begin NE-10 play this weekend against the Panthers, Setters

Baseball Announces Schedule Adjustments
Warriors make schedule changes for the beginning of the NE-10 slate

Baseball Collides with No. 22 Southern NH in Regional Action Monday Afternoon (3:30 p.m.)
Warriors and Penmen set to play doubleheader this afternoon at Franklin Pierce

PJ Browne Receives NE-10 Rookie of the Week Honors
Warriors freshman pitched his first career complete game last Friday!

No. 22 Southern NH Sweeps Baseball Monday Evening
Warriors fall twice to the Penmen in regional action

Crinella Leads Baseball to Doubleheader Sweep of St. Augustine's Friday Afternoon
Warriors All-American homers; Merrimack concludes nine-game Southern swing with six wins

Baseball Announces Schedule Changes
The Warriors will play St. Augustine's Friday and SNHU Monday

Baseball Faces Saint Augustine's Doubleheader Friday Afternoon in North Carolina
Warriors will play two games in North Carolina before returning to campus

Barry Powers Past Baseball, 14-4
Matt Brown (pictured) hit his third career home run for the Warriors

Baseball Drops 13-6 Contest vs. Palm Beach Atlantic
Warriors unable to dig out of early 9-0 hole against the Sailfish on Tuesday afternoon

Defensive Struggles Doom Baseball in 21-11 Loss vs. Barry Monday Night
Warriors drop first game of the season in marathon affair with the Buccaneers

Quezada’s Two-Homer Game Headlines Baseball’s Doubleheader Sweep vs. Wilmington
Merrimack swept the Wildcats to improve to 4-0 on the young season

Strong Pitching Leads Baseball to Opening Day Sweep of Nyack Saturday Afternoon
Warriors deal Nyack two 1-0 shutouts, including a walk-off winner in Game 2!

Baseball Begins 2015 with Seven-Game Florida Swing
The Warriors take on Nyack, Wilmington, Barry and Palm Beach Atlantic in the Sunshine State!

O’Rourke Makes Minnesota Twins Debut vs. Boston Red Sox Thursday Night
O’Rourke, former member of the Merrimack baseball team, made his Twins debut!

FROM THE NEW ENGLAND BASEBALL JOURNAL: Merrimack Making Noise
Frank Crinella was featured in the New England Baseball Journal!

Baseball Opening Series vs. Southern CT Postponed
Warriors will now begin the year March 7 against Nyack in Fort Pierce, Fla.

2015 Baseball Season Preview
A squad filled with experience expects big things in 2015

Baseball Picked Fifth in NE-10 Preseason Coaches’ Poll
The Warriors hope to exceed expectations in a talented Northeast Division

Merrimack Places 264 Student-Athletes on Northeast-10 Fall 2014 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
Over 52 percent of Merrimack student-athletes posted 3.00 or higher GPA last fall!

Crinella Tabbed NCBWA Preseason All-American
The junior collects preseason honors after finishing as an All-American last year

Baseball Ranked No. 8 in Preseason East Region Poll; Crinella/O’Neill Named Preseason All-Region
Crinella (pictured) and the Warriors are set to begin the season Feb. 28 against SCSU

Baseball Announces Fourth Annual Hot Stove Dinner
Warriors set to host Hot Stove Dinner on February 21!

Merrimack Names Nick Barese Head Baseball Coach
Barese selected as head coach after leading the program through the fall season

Merrimack S.A.A.C. Donates Toys to Lawrence Boys & Girls Club for Holidays
Members of Merrimack S.A.A.C. participated in annual Christmas community service initiative

Baseball Announces 2015 Schedule
Warriors set to play 43-game slate, 15 contests at Warrior Baseball Diamond

Baseball Announces NLI Signing of Eight Future Student-Athletes
Warriors bring strong recruiting class into North Andover

Baseball Announces 2015 Winter High School Clinic
Warriors will host winter clinic Feb. 7 in Salem

Merrimack Once Again among Top Schools Nationwide in Academic Success Rate
Athletic Department ranked 21st nationally with ASR of 91%

Baseball Tabs Matt Brown, Frank Crinella and Pat Florence as 2015 Captains
Brown, Crinella (pictured) and Florence will lead the team as juniors in 2015

Baseball Crowns Intrasquad World Series Champion
Warriors competed in the fourth annual event to cap off the fall season

Tyler Cuming and Eddie Newton Join Pecos League of Professional Baseball
Cuming and Newton (pictured) set to play professionally

Baseball Participates in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Event Sunday Morning
The Warriors travel to Boston to volunteer in the fight to end breast cancer

Baseball Teams Up with Vs. Cancer Foundation
Warriors to fundraise to help find a cure for kids’ cancer

Merrimack Names Barese Interim Head Baseball Coach
Four-year assistant takes over baseball program

Baseball Hosting Open Tryouts This Week
All students welcome to attend open tryouts at Warrior Baseball Diamond Tuesday/Wednesday (3pm)

Baseball Cancels First Two Scheduled Youth Clinics
Remaining three clinics still scheduled; register today!

Merrimack Athletics Announces 2014 Ultimate Warrior Fall Schedule, Rewards
First Ultimate Warrior events of 2014-15 are Thursday/Friday M/W soccer home games (7 p.m.)

Forty-Eight Merrimack Student-Athletes Earn D2ADA Academic Achievement Award
Warriors well represented in compilation of student-athletes with 3.5 or higher GPA

Ryan O’Rourke Embraces Role as Lefty-Specialist
FROM THE E-T: Former Merrimack pitcher Ryan O’Rourke (above) is dominating left-handed batters at Double-A this season...

Introducing the New Merrimack Athletics Social Media Directory
Follow your favorite teams’ brand-new Twitter accounts for updates throughout the year!

Baseball Announces 2014 Fall Youth Clinics
Merrimack to host five 2014 Youth Baseball clinics (Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5)

Support Baseball; Sign Up for the President’s Golf Cup Today!
Proceeds at President’s Cup to benefit baseball program

Crinella Selected to New England Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game
Rising junior representing Merrimack well in NECBL summer circuit

Crinella Right at Home with NECBL's Valley Blue Sox
Rising junior Frank Crinella is enjoying a solid summer with the NECBL's Valley Blue Sox!

Baseball Announces 2014 Summer High School Clinic Date
Merrimack to host 2014 High School Clinic Sunday, August 31 (10am-3pm)

Merrimack Athletics Welcomes Class of 2018 to Campus during Orientation Week
Athletic Department welcomed over 900 future Warriors to campus with special presentation

Merrimack Places Five on Northeast-10 Spring Academic All-Conference Teams
Men’s Lacrosse, softball, men’s and women’s tennis represented on all-academic list

Merrimack Places 221 on Northeast-10 Conference Spring Commissioner’s Honor Roll
Merrimack tied for first in NE-10 with 15 student-athletes who finished with 4.0 GPAs

FROM THE E-T: Crinella at Home on Merrimack’s Diamond
Sophomore Frank Crinella's journey to Merrimack and his summer ball journey were featured by the Eagle-Tribune!

Crinella Named ECAC Division II Player of the Year, First Team All-Star
Sophomore slugger adds yet another accolade to his postseason awards haul

Crinella Participates in NEIBA Joe Walsh All-Star Game
Sophomore slugger joined top student-athletes in New England Sunday night

Merrimack Earns Division II Presidents' Award for Academic Excellence
Merrimack Athletics posts four-year Academic Success Rate (ASR) of 90 percent

Crinella Named to Daktronics, NCBWA All-America Teams
Sophomore becomes program’s third All-American in past two seasons

Merrimack College Celebrates Class of 2014 at Commencement Sunday
Former men's soccer player Kennedy Ndamba delivered undergraduate Commencement Speech