Saint Peter's (0-1) at La Lafayette (6-4)
Date: Fri., March 10, 6 p.m. | Sat., March 11, 2 p.m. | Sun., March 12, 1 p.m.
Location: Russo Park, Lafayette, LA
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Saint Peter's/La. Lafayette Probable Starters
The Saint Peter's baseball team travels south to the state of Louisiana for a three-game series with the Ragin Cajon's of Louisiana Lafayette from Friday to Sunday. The two teams will meet for the first time ever.
The Scout on Louisiana Lafayette
La. Lafayette enters the weekend series with a 6-4 record. Alex Pinero who has a team leading 9 RBI and one homerun on .385 hitting this season leads the Cajuns offensively. Game two projected starter Nick Lee is the teams top pitcher, posting a 3-0 record.
Last Time Out
The Saint Peter's University baseball team suffered a 12-10 loss in the season opener to LIU Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon. The Peacocks were outscored 9-0 over the final five innings of an LIU rally after taking a 10-3 lead into the third inning.
Saint Peter's returns to the northeast for a two-game series at Pittsburg on Tuesday March 14 and Wednesday the 15th. Opening pitch is set for 3 p.m. on Tuesday and 1 p.m. on Wednesday.
For the second straight season, the Peacock baseball team scored double figure runs in the season opener after putting up a 10 run game on LIU Brooklyn Wednesday despite the loss. Last season the Peacocks scored 10 runs against Maryland Eastern Shore in a 10-8 victory to begin their year.
MAAC Preseason Polls
The defending MAAC Baseball Champions, Fairfield University, was voted by the leagues 11 head coaches to repeat as MAAC Baseball Champions in 2017, receiving seven out of 11 first-place votes, totaling 116 points. Coming in second place was Canisius College, followed by Monmouth University who received two first-place votes and Manhattan College took the other first-place vote and to come in fourth place in the preseason poll. Rounding out the top five was Marist College. Siena College finished came in sixth place, while Quinnipiac came in seventh. Rider University, Niagara University, Iona College and Saint Peter's University finished eighth through eleventh in the preseason poll, respectively.
About the Coach
Danny Ramirez begins his first season at the helm of the Peacocks. Ramirez joins Saint Peter's with over 25 years of experience as a player, coach, and scout in the Northeast. As a player at Bronx Community College he was a member of the 1994 CUNY City Championship team and the 1995 team that played in the Junior College World Series. Ramirez has coached and managed at many levels beginning his career with the Boys Club of New York and Major League Baseballs RBI program where he led several teams to city championships while working with inner city youth of all ages. Ramirez then coached at Lasalle Academy High School for two years before accepting the Head Men's Baseball Coach position at Globe Institute of Technology. At Globe, he led the Knights to the school's first district tournament win before moving on to Monroe College in 2007. At Monroe College, Ramirez was part of the coaching staff as the program transitioned from a Division III program in 2006, into one of the top NJCAA Division I programs in the Northeast. He served as the Infield/Outfield Coach, Strength Training and Agility development, and most recently as Associate Head Coach/Pitching Coach. Throughout the past nine years, Monroe has produced over 60 NCAA signees and several players that were either drafted by Major League Organizations or signed free agent contracts to play professional baseball.