2019 Baseball News

  • Baseball’s Roberto Named to NCBWA All-East Region Second Team
    May 23, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 23, 2019) – Senior left fielder Brad Roberto (San Diego, Calif.) of the Franklin Pierce University baseball team has been selected to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-East Region Second Team, as announced on Thursday. The NCBWA All-Region teams are selected by media members and sports information directors within each of Division II’s eight regions.
  • Early Hole too Deep for Baseball in 9-3 Loss to NYIT at NCAA East Regional
    May 17, 2019
    GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (May 17, 2019) – Six runs through the first five innings allowed fifth-seeded NYIT to build up a 6-0 lead in a winner’s bracket game on Friday morning, at the second day of the NCAA Championship East Regional, hosted by Adelphi University. Meanwhile, the eighth-seeded Franklin Pierce University baseball team left the bases loaded in each of the first two innings and could never cut the gap to fewer than three runs in a 9-3 loss to the Bears at William J. Bonomo Field.
  • Baseball on Short End of Roller-Coaster, 12-10 Contest Against Wilmington (Del.) in Elimination Game at NCAA East Regional
    May 17, 2019
    GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (May 17, 2019) – It was a combined 22 runs on 31 hits, in what was anything but a pitcher’s duel on Friday afternoon, in an elimination game on the second day of the NCAA Championship East Regional, hosted by Adelphi. The eighth-seeded Franklin Pierce University baseball team kept battling back from an initial 6-0 deficit after four innings, but could never completely close the gap. Fourth-seeded Wilmington (Del.) ultimately prevailed in the back-and-forth affair, with a 12-10 victory at William J. Bonomo Field.
  • PREVIEW: Baseball to Take on NYIT on Second Day of NCAA East Regional
    May 16, 2019
    GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (May 16, 2019) – With a nail-biting win in its back pocket from Thursday afternoon, the Franklin Pierce University baseball team will look to come out of the winner’s bracket on Friday, on the second day of the NCAA Championship East Regional, hosted by Adelphi University. The eighth-seeded Ravens will square off with fifth-seeded NYIT, with a spot in Saturday’s final round on the line. First pitch is set for 9 a.m. at William J. Bonomo Field in Garden City, N.Y.
  • Baseball Hangs on Against No. 5/15 Adelphi on First Day of NCAA East Regional, 4-3
    May 16, 2019
    GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (May 16, 2019) – Things got dicey in the last of the ninth on Thursday afternoon, but the eighth-seeded Franklin Pierce University baseball team was able to hang on for a 4-3 win over top seed, host and No. 5/15 nationally ranked Adelphi on the first day of the NCAA Championship East Regional. Senior right-hander Evan Glew (North Andover, Mass.) allowed two runs in the ninth, but ultimately got sophomore catcher Jack Ryan to fly out deep down the right-field line to strand the tying run at third base at Bonomo Field.
  • Baseball’s Roberto Selected to D2CCA All-East Region Second Team
    May 15, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 15, 2019) – Senior left fielder Brad Roberto (San Diego, Calif.) of the Franklin Pierce University baseball team has been selected to the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA) All-East Region Second Team, as announced on Wednesday. The D2CCA All-Region teams are nominated for and selected by the sports information directors within each of Division II’s eight regions.
  • PREVIEW: Baseball to Open 15th NCAA Championship Appearance Against Adelphi
    May 15, 2019
    GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (May 15, 2019) – Following a dramatic run to the Northeast-10 Conference title last week, the Franklin Pierce University baseball team is set to open its 15th all-time appearance in the NCAA Championship on Thursday. The Ravens’ road to their eighth NCAA Regional title begins against sub-regional host Adelphi, on the front end of a four-team, three-day, double-elimination tournament. First pitch is set for noon at William J. Bonomo Field in Garden City, N.Y.
  • (UPDATED: 1 PM Monday with Championship Central Link) Baseball Selected as Eighth Seed in NCAA Championship East Regional
    May 12, 2019
    INDIANAPOLIS (May 12, 2019) – After winning seven must-win games in a span of nine days, the Northeast-10 Conference champion Franklin Pierce University baseball team is headed back to the NCAA Championship for the second season in a row and the 15th time in program history. The Ravens have been selected as the eighth seed in the East Regional, as announced on Sunday night by the NCAA. Franklin Pierce will open play at its four-team, double-elimination sub-regional on Thursday, May 16, against top seed and host Adelphi.
  • Baseball Rallies Past Merrimack, 8-5, to Force Decisive Game at NE10 Championship
    May 11, 2019
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (May 11, 2019) – A five-run fifth inning turned the tide for good on Saturday afternoon, as the Franklin Pierce University baseball team extended its season yet again at the Onondaga Baseball Complex, on the final day of the Northeast-10 Conference Baseball Championship, hosted by Le Moyne. Junior right fielder John Mead (Washington Township, N.J.) went 4-for-4, as the Ravens posted an 8-5 win over Merrimack to force a winner-take-all final game later on Saturday.
  • Baseball Silences Merrimack in NE10 Championship Title Game, 3-0
    May 11, 2019
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (May 11, 2019) – Graduate student right-hander Ryan Covelle (Medford, Mass.), graduate student right-hander Anthony Matarazzo (Medford, Mass.), senior left-hander Evan Glew (North Andover, Mass.) and senior right-hander Zach Hart (Wallingford, Conn.) combined to author a nine-hit shutout on Saturday afternoon, as the Franklin Pierce University baseball team claimed its league record sixth Northeast-10 Conference title. Two runs in the first were all the Ravens needed on the way to a 3-0 win over Merrimack to finish off their climb out of the loser’s bracket to the NE10 crown. Hart picked up his second save of the day to nail down the final game of the Northeast-10 Championship, hosted by Le Moyne at Onondaga Baseball Complex.
  • PREVIEW: Baseball to Meet Merrimack for NE10 Title
    May 10, 2019
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (May 10, 2018) – After staving off elimination each of the past two nights, the Franklin Pierce University baseball team – the fourth seed out of the Northeast Division – has found its way to the title round of the Northeast-10 Conference Championship, hosted by Le Moyne, at the Onondaga Baseball Complex. The Ravens will square off with their divisional foe, third-seeded Merrimack, for the league crown. Coming out of the loser’s bracket, Franklin Pierce will need to defeat Merrimack twice to claim the trophy, while Merrimack needs just one win to successfully defend its title.
  • Baseball Takes Care of Le Moyne, 12-1, to Advance to Title Round of NE10 Championship
    May 10, 2019
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (May 10, 2019) – It was 12 runs on 14 hits on Friday night, in support of a stellar outing from junior right-hander Derek Duffy (Farmington, Conn.), as the Franklin Pierce University baseball team fought off elimination again and forced its way into the championship day of the Northeast-10 Conference Championship. The Ravens posted a 12-1 win over host Le Moyne in an elimination contest at the Onondaga Baseball Complex.
  • Baseball Bested by Le Moyne, 16-2, at NE10 Championship
    May 09, 2019
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (May 9, 2019) – It will be back to a win-or-go-home scenario for the Franklin Pierce University baseball team for the rest of the weekend. The Ravens scored first on Thursday afternoon at Onondaga Baseball Complex, but then surrendered the next 16 runs to host Le Moyne as part of a 16-2 loss to open the double-elimination portion of the Northeast-10 Conference Championship.
  • Baseball Survives over SCSU, 9-5, in Elimination Game at NE10 Championship
    May 09, 2019
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (May 9, 2019) – In a back-and-forth affair, the Franklin Pierce University baseball team did enough to stave off elimination on Thursday evening at the NE10 Championship, hosted by Le Moyne. The Ravens outlasted Southern Connecticut State, 9-5, as both teams piled up double-digit hits in the contest. Franklin Pierce took the lead for good on a three-run home run to left by senior designated hitter Ural Forbes (Freeport, Bahamas) in the bottom of the fifth inning.
  • Baseball Collects Four All-NE10 Awards, has Six Honored by Conference
    May 08, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 8, 2019) – Senior left fielder Brad Roberto (San Diego, Calif.) has been named to the All-Northeast-10 Conference First Team, highlighting four All-NE10 selections for the Franklin Pierce University baseball team, as announced on Wednesday by the Conference office. In total, Franklin Pierce had six players honored in the league’s year-end awards.
  • PREVIEW: Baseball Opens Weekend Portion of NE10 Championship Against Le Moyne
    May 08, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 8, 2018) – After three straight must-win games to preserve its season, the Franklin Pierce University baseball team finally has some breathing room as it enters the double-elimination, weekend portion of the Northeast-10 Conference Championship on Thursday afternoon. Still, the Ravens – the Northeast Division’s fourth seed -- will want to set themselves up for success with a win in their opening game at the tournament, as they square off with the host and third seed out of the Southwest Division, Le Moyne. First pitch is set for 1:30 p.m. at Onondaga Baseball Complex, on the campus of Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Baseball Extends Season with NE10 Championship First Round win at SNHU, 3-2
    May 07, 2019
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (May 7, 2019) – For the third straight game, the Franklin Pierce University baseball team needed a win to extend its season. For the third straight game, the Ravens got it, this time in the form of a 3-2 win on the road at rival Southern New Hampshire on Tuesday afternoon, in the first round of the Northeast-10 Conference Championship. Freshman Danny Gracia (Wilmington, Mass.), senior Evan Glew (North Andover, Mass.) and senior Zach Hart (Wallingford, Mass.) combined to throw a six-hitter, while junior catcher Dylan Jones (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) provided a key solo home run for the fourth-seeded Ravens at Penmen Field.
  • PREVIEW: Baseball Opens Pursuit of Sixth NE10 Title with First-Round Tilt at SNHU
    May 06, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 6, 2018) – For the 19th 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 fourth and final seed, will open pursuit of their Conference-record sixth NE10 title on Tuesday morning, when they travel to top-seeded Southern New Hampshire for the first round. The start time has been moved up due to anticipated wet weather Tuesday afternoon, and first pitch is now set for 11 a.m. at Penmen Field in Manchester, N.H.
  • Baseball Blanks Assumption, 10-0, to Lock up NE10 Championship Berth on Season’s Final Day
    May 04, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 4, 2019) – After a furious Friday night rally, the Franklin Pierce University baseball team still had a job to do on Saturday afternoon to punch its 19th consecutive postseason ticket, and do the job it did at Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field. The Ravens collected three runs in the bottom of the first and ultimately piled up a season-best 17 hits on the way to a 10-0 win over Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division opponent Assumption in the regular-season finale. Junior right fielder John Mead (Washington Township, N.J.), senior left fielder Brad Roberto (San Diego, Calif.) and senior designated hitter Ural Forbes (Freeport, Bahamas) all hit home runs, while graduate student right-hander Ryan Covelle (Medford, Mass.) and senior left-hander Evan Glew (North Andover, Mass.) combined to author a seven-hit shutout.
  • Baseball Rallies Late in Nightcap, Keeps Postseason Hopes Alive with DH Split Against Assumption
    May 03, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 3, 2019) – With its back firmly up against the wall, the Franklin Pierce University baseball team rallied for three runs in the eighth inning on Friday night, to pull out a 3-2 win in the second game of a doubleheader against Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division foe Assumption at Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field. The win forced a split of the twinbill, after Assumption posted a 5-3 win in the first game and set up a scenario where the two will faceoff for the final spot in the NE10 Championship on Saturday.
  • Baseball Blanked at No. 15/15 SNHU, 11-0
    April 30, 2019
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (April 30, 2019) – The Franklin Pierce University baseball team was defeated on the road on Tuesday night, 11-0, by No. 15/15 nationally ranked Southern New Hampshire, in Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division action at Penmen Field.
  • Baseball Takes Series Finale at Merrimack in 14 Innings, 4-2
    April 28, 2019
    HAVERHILL, Mass. (April 28, 2019) – In an at-times hotly-contested Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division affair, the Franklin Pierce University baseball team pulled out a much-needed win in the finale of a three-game weekend series against Merrimack on Sunday afternoon at Trinity Stadium. After the team dropped the first two games of the series on Saturday, senior left fielder Brad Roberto (San Diego, Calif.) made sure the Ravens would not go home empty-handed, as he cranked a two-run double in the top of the 14th to help secure a 4-2, extra-inning victory. Sophomore right-hander Brendan Aldridge (Pawtucket, R.I.) was stellar out of the bullpen, as he fired 5.1 innings of scoreless relief to extend the game far enough for Roberto’s heroics.
  • Baseball Stopped at Merrimack, Swept in Doubleheader, 10-1 and 3-2 (13 inn.)
    April 27, 2019
    HAVERHILL, Mass. (April 27, 2019) – The Franklin Pierce University baseball team saw its four-game winning streak come to a screeching halt on Saturday afternoon at Trinity Stadium, as the Ravens were swept in a Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division doubleheader on the road at Merrimack. The Warriors posted a dominant, 10-1 victory in the first game, and then squeaked out a 3-2 win in 13 innings in the second game.
  • Duffy, Baseball Take Care of Business, Finish Series Sweep of Stonehill, 12-2
    April 25, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (April 25, 2019) – Junior right-hander Derek Duffy (Farmington, Conn.) racked up a career-best 13 strikeouts over six scoreless innings on Thursday afternoon to lead the way for the Franklin Pierce University baseball team in a 12-2 win over visiting Stonehill in Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division play at Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field. Junior shortstop James Boria (Massapequa, N.Y.) and freshman third baseman Jethro Hurt (New York, N.Y.) each clubbed a home run in the win, as the Ravens finished off the three-game season sweep of the Skyhawks.
  • Forbes Drives Home Five, Leads Baseball Past Saint Anselm, 8-2
    April 24, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (April 24, 2019) – Senior designated hitter Ural Forbes (Freeport, Bahamas) went 3-for-5 with a double and a home run, scored twice and drove in five runs on Wednesday afternoon, to lead the Franklin Pierce University baseball team to an 8-2 victory over Saint Anselm in Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division play at Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field. Freshman third baseman Jethro Hurt (New York, N.Y.) hit a home run as well, while sophomore left-hander Patrick Hannon (Willington, Conn.) struck out four over 4.2 innings of scoreless work out of the bullpen.
  • Pitching Strong as Baseball Opens Busy Week with Doubleheader Sweep of Stonehill, 7-4 and 8-2
    April 23, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (April 23, 2019) – Heading into a stretch of seven games in six days this week, the Franklin Pierce University baseball team’s first task was to get through a Tuesday afternoon doubleheader against Stonehill without burning through too much of its pitching staff. Consider the mission accomplished, as graduate student right-hander Ryan Covelle (Medford, Mass.) and senior right-hander Zach Hart (Wallingford, Conn.) each struck out eight while combining to twirl 12 innings of two-run ball and lead the Ravens to a twinbill sweep of Stonehill. The Ravens took the Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division affairs by scores of 7-4 and 8-2.
  • Baseball Finds Magic in Ninth, Heartache in 11th, in 3-1 (11 inn.) Loss to No. 4/8 SNHU
    April 16, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (April 16, 2019) – In a season which has been too short on big moments, the Franklin Pierce University baseball team finally got a big hit in a big spot on Tuesday night at Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field, against one of the country’s top-10 teams, no less. A pinch-hit RBI single by freshman Jethro Hurt (New York, N.Y.) with one out in the bottom of the ninth allowed the Ravens to tie the game at 1-1 and forced No. 4/8 nationally ranked Southern New Hampshire into extra innings. It was all for naught for the Birds though, as SNHU went on to plate a pair of controversial runs in the top of the 11th to pull out the 3-1 victory in Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division play.
  • Baseball Blitzed Twice at Bentley, 14-3 and 11-1, Drops Weekend Series
    April 13, 2019
    WALTHAM, Mass. (April 13, 2019) – The Franklin Pierce University baseball team produced minimal offense and had an even harder time recording outs on Saturday afternoon, as the Ravens were swept in a Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division doubleheader at Bentley. The host Falcons had 25 men circle the bases at DeFelice Field on the day, as they rang up 14-3 and 11-1 victories. It marked the first wins for Bentley over Franklin Pierce since 2013, which was also the last time the Falcons were able to win the three-game series between the two teams.
  • Baseball Survives at Bentley, 10-9, to Open Weekend Series
    April 12, 2019
    WALTHAM, Mass. (April 12, 2019) – Trailing 10-2 after eight, Bentley unexpectedly got the winning run into scoring position on a chilly, grey afternoon at DeFelice Field on Friday afternoon. In the end though, it was the Franklin Pierce University baseball team which managed to hang on for a nail-biting, 10-9 victory in the Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division contest. Senior left fielder Brad Roberto (San Diego, Calif.) went 3-for-5 with a triple and a pair of doubles, while junior first baseman Jonel Ozuna (New York, N.Y.) finished 3-for-5 with a double. Both drove in three runs to lead the Ravens’ attack.
  • Four-Run Fourth Leads Way as Baseball Takes Care of Saint Anselm, 9-3
    April 10, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (April 10, 2019) – Freshman Jethro Hurt (New York, N.Y.) cranked a three-run, pinch-hit triple to key a four-run fourth inning on Wednesday afternoon, as the Franklin Pierce University baseball team went on to a 9-3 win over Saint Anselm in Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division play at Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field. Junior shortstop James Boria (Massapequa, N.Y.) went 2-for-4 with a double and scored twice, while junior first baseman Jonel Ozuna (New York, N.Y.) added 3-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs for the Ravens in the victory.
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