GAMES 30, 31 and 32
Go 4 The Goal – Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer Games
Saint Peter's (0-29, 0-15) vs. Siena (14-24-2, 5-10)
Date: Sun. May 7, 12:00 and 3:00pm, Mon. May 8, 2:00pm
Location: Joseph J. Jaroschak Field, Jersey City, NJ
Live Stats – Game 1
Live Stats – Game 2
Live Stats – Game 3
Game 1: RHP Willie Krajnik
Game 2: LHP Michael Ammerman
Game 3: RHP Jake Regina
The Peacocks will take on Siena College in a MAAC weekend series and both teams will be wearing gold laces to support Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer. Due to inclement weather, the series has been moved from a Saturday-Sunday series to a Sunday-Monday series. Sunday's doubleheader will begin at 12pm followed by a 3pm game. Monday's single game will begin at 2pm.
The Scout on Siena
The Siena Saints bring a 5-10 MAAC record into the series and a 14-24-2 overall mark. The Saints are coming off of a weekend series loss to Iona, falling in all three games to the Gaels. The Gaels topped the Saints 12-6, 9-6, and 8-3 to earn the sweep. Siena has four players currently hitting over .300, led by Joe Drpich's team-leading 36 RBIs and nine homeruns.
Last Time We Met the Saints
Last season, Siena took the season series from Saint Peter's winning two out of the three games in Loudonville, NY. The Peacocks dropped game one 12-1. The Peacocks won the second meeting 3-2 behind a three-run sixth inning that included a two-run single by Angel Perez. Siena took the third and final game for the series win, 12-6.
Last Time Out
The Saint Peter's University baseball team dropped a midweek contest on Wednesday to Lehigh in non-conference action.
Saint Peter's scheduled doubleheader with Albany on May 10 has been cancelled. The Peacocks will return to the diamond next weekend on May 13 and 14 for a weekend series with the Iona Gaels. Games are set for 12pm and 3pm on Saturday and 1pm on Sunday. Sunday's game will also be the annual senior day celebration game.
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.