Nate Cudney (Belmont Abbey) continued his stellar start to the season with a 4.2 inning relief appearance for his second win of the season. Cudney held Mount Olive to a single hit and no runs in his latest outing, lowering his ERA to 1.32 on this year. He has 21 strikeouts and only 4 walks in five appearances (two starts).
Oakland University freshman Spencer Marentette earned his second start of the season facing #16 Louisville on Sunday. Marantette was 1 for 3 before being pinch hit for late in the game. He is batting .400 on the season with an RBI.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Mavericks outfielder Aiden O’Leary earned his first collegiate hit and RBI with a triple to right centerfield in Manhattan’s 9-8 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday. O’Leary, a freshman, tied the game with his timely hit and then scored the winning run on a sacrifice fly later in the inning.
Spencer Marentette, a freshman at Oakland University, continues to make use of his limited time. Marentette in batting .429 with an RBI for the Grizzlies.
Ryan Coppinger was 1 for 3 with an RBI in Canisius’ 4-3 loss to Duke on Saturday. Coppinger, a sophomore, raised his average to .250 on the season.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Mavericks’ signee Spencer Marentette (Oakland University) started his collegiate career of on the right foot. The 6-foot-1, freshman is batting .500 with one RBI for the Grizzlies after two games. Teammate Kyle Bobolts was 1 for 3 on Friday raising his average to .250 early in the season. Lucas Olen (SNHU) worked the ninth inning in Southern New Hampshire’s 8-3 win over Concordia on Friday. Olen limited Concordia to one hit in his single inning appearance.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Nate Cudney (Belmont Abbey) picked up his first win of the season in a 12-5 win over Lenoir-Rhyne on Tuesday in Hickory, North Carolina.
Cudney, appearing in relief, only allowed three hits in 5.2 innings, while striking out four batters and walking one. He lowered his ERA to 1.56 in four appearances (two starts).Casey Cotter and Dionys Quezada will be playing with Merrimack College at Trinity Stadium in Haverhill, Mass on Wednesday afternoon when the Warriors face Southern Connecticut State, the 14th ranked team in NCAA DII, for a doubleheader. First pitch is at 4:30 P.M.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Tommy Chase’s leadoff single to right field sparked a four-run Notre Dame eighth inning, helping the Irish overcome a one run deficit for a 5-2 win over Iowa on Saturday. Chase was 1-3 with a run scored, walk, HBP, and a sacrifice bunt on the day. He is batting .250 with 2 RBI on the young season.
Casey Cotter's three-run home run drove in a three Merrimack College runs in Merrimack College’s 4-3 loss to Molloy. Merrimack won the first game 7-4 before dropping the nightcap.
Ryan Coppinger was 0 for 1 with two walks in his sophomore debut in Canisius’ 10-2 loss to Saint Joseph’s on Saturday. Coppinger had six putouts in centerfield on the afternoon.
Hofstra’s Michael Ferranti was 0 for 1 (fielder’s choice) with an RBI on the day and teammate Brendan Mulligan retired the only batter he faced in his debut.
Mavericks bench coach Chris Tuttle was 1 for 2 with a walk in the opener of Misirecordia's doubleheader sweep over #21 Shenandoah Valley.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Tommy Chase (University of Notre Dame) made his season debut at short stop for the Fighting Irish, going 1 for 5 with a walk in a 13-12 win over Illinois. Chase’s lone hit in the third inning was a two RBI double down the left field line that gave Notre Dame the lead at the time. Chase also scored a run in the game. Notre Dame returns to action today at 10AM; Chase once again gets the nod at short. There is no word when Donnie Hissa will take the mound for his season debut.
Casey Cotter and Dionys Quezada and Merrimack College are in North Carolina for a pair of doubleheaders this weekend.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Merrimack College held their first annual baseball team dinner this past Friday night at the Blue Line Club above Lawler Arena with both Mavericks, Casey Cotter and Dionys Quezada looking sharp in shirts and ties.
Seacoast Mavericks Director of Baseball Operations Mike Daboul was recognized by Merrimack Coach Jim Martin for being an all-around help as the coach settles into his second season for the Warriors. Daboul was presented with a framed number 31 jersey by Martin.
After dinner a raffle and silent auction was held to help support the team with a Red Sox ticket package and tour of Fenway Park donated by guest speaker ESPN Boston writer Gordon Edes. The auction and raffle was coordinated by Lori Cotter, mother of Casey, who is always a tremendous help to the Mavericks.
University of Notre Dame also held a team dinner this past week. Video of the event is posted on the University of Notre Dame baseball site and features Mavericks infielder Tommy Chase. At the event, each player was asked to name the most embarrassing song on his iPod. Chase came forward with Time to say Goodbye by Andrea Bocelli, while fellow Maverick teammate Donnie Hissa admitted to having Beautiful by Christina Aguilera. We don’t expect either of them to select these songs as their intro’s for the 2012 FCBL season.
The video can be viewed here.