Baseball Visits Wagner on Tuesday, Hosts NJIT on Wednesday

Courtesy: GR Productions
Courtesy: GR Productions

Saint Peter's (0-27) at Wagner (23-12)

Date: Tue., April 17

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Location: Richmond County Bank Ballpark - Staten Island, NY

Probable Starter: RHP Steve Epstein

Live Stats

 

Saint Peter's (0-27) vs NJIT (14-14)

Date: Wed., April 18

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: Joseph J. Jaroschak Field - Jersey City, NJ

Probable Starter: RHP Willie Krajnik

Live Stats

 

First Pitch

The Saint Peter's baseball team opens the week with two non-conference games. First, the Peacocks travel to Wagner on Tuesday, April 17 with first pitch at 3:30 p.m. Then, on Wednesday, April 18 the Peacocks return home to host NJIT with a start time of 3 p.m.

 

Scout on the Seahawks

The Wagner Seahawks boast a 23-12 record. Wagner sits in first place in the NEC and is coming off of a series split with Central Connecticut State. Prior to the series with CCSU, the Seahawks knocked off Rider 4-3 at home. Phil Capra leads the Seahawks in batting average, homers, and RBIs.  

 

Last time we met Wagner

The Peacocks and Seahawks last met on April 13, 2016 in Staten Island, NY, with Wagner coming way with a 13-6 victory over the Peacocks. Jon Kristoffersen and Jason Midkif each recorded two RBIs.  

 

Scout on the Highlanders

NJIT has a 14-14 overall record on the season. The Highlanders and Peacocks will meet for the second time this season after meeting one week ago on April, 10 in Newark. After facing the Peacocks, NJIT dropped a weekend conference series against USC Upstate, losing the series 2-1. The Highlanders won the first game of the series, before dropping the last two contests by giving up nine runs in both games.

 

Last time we met NJIT

NJIT topped the Peacocks 11-3 on April 10 in Newark. Jesse Matos led the Peacocks with two hits and one RBI. Anthony Ramos and Nick Ciocco each logged an RBI in the game.

Last Time Out

The Peacocks dropped their weekend series at hOURglass Rival Rider over the weekend.

On Deck

The Peacocks have a weekend bye. The team returns to the diamond on Tuesday, April 24 with a home meeting with Fairleigh Dickinson.

 

MAAC Preseason Polls

The defending MAAC Baseball Champions, Marist, was voted by the leagues 11 head coaches to repeat as MAAC Baseball Champions in 2018, receiving seven out of 11 first-place votes, totaling 113 votes. Coming in second place was Canisius with two first-place votes, followed by Fairfield in third with one first-place vote, and Niagara in fourth also earning one first-place vote. Monmouth rounded out the top five, followed by Iona, Siena, Quinnipiac, Rider, Manhattan, and then the Peacocks.

 

About the Coach

Danny Ramirez begins his second season at the helm of the Peacocks. Ramirez joined 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 Baseball's 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.