Friday, April 5, 2013
Wheaton scores 18 runs on 21 hits.
Wheaton College senior outfielder Sean Ryan(Norton, Mass./Norton) knocked in a game-high four runs to lead the Lyons, ranked no.10 overall in the latest D3baseball.com national poll, over WPI by an 18-2 score in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Thursday evening at Sidell Stadium. The Engineers were tabbed as the home team for today's contest in a makeup game originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 2 in Worcester, Mass. Senior right-hander Frank Holbrook (Middletown, R.I./Portsmouth Abbey School) ran his record to 5-0 overall scattering 11 hits over six innings of work, two runs (both earned), zero walks and two strikeouts. Junior Mike Bisceglia (New Boston, N.H./Goffstown), freshman Jordan Jenkins (…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Palioca hurls a shutout in game one.
The Wheaton College baseball team, ranked no.10 overall in the latest D3baseball.com national poll, swept a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader against Clark University by scores of 7-0 (seven innings) and 8-0 on Sunday afternoon at Sidell Stadium. Wheaton 7, Clark 0 (seven innings) Junior right-handed pitcher Alec Palioca (Wrentham, Mass./King Philip Regional) allowed just three hits over seven innings of work to push his record to 3-1 overall on the season. Palioca did not issue a single walk, struck out a game-high seven batters and only allowed two runners to reach scoring position in his entire outing. Clark senior Derek Dubois (Haverhill, Mass./St. John's Prep) took the loss on five innings pitched…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Assistant coach for Wheaton baseball hopes to increase participation and promote the game of baseball while also addressing the academic needs of young ballplayers.
Wheaton College assistant baseball coach Ryan Parker '01 recently had his Circle Change Foundation highlighted by NESN Daily. Check out the video below of coach Parker discussing the Circle Change Foundation. VIDEO HERE: Circle Change Foundation spotlighted by NESN Daily. The Circle Change Foundation Inc. was founded to increase participation and promote the game of baseball while also addressing the academic needs of young ballplayers. The Circle Change Foundation was established in 2010 by Parker and co-founded by Nick Mattia of Boston, MA. With full support from Board Members Brendan Durrigan '01,Anthony Febles '01, and William F. Parker P '01, the Foundation was able to launch its efforts to work with student-athletes during the 2011 …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Lyons focused on NEWMAC championship run.
Despite being ranked preseason favorites in two national polls and appearing in the NCAA Division III College World Series last season, the focus of the Wheaton College baseball team remains the same as the Lyons head into their 2013 campaign. "Our goals are always to take care of today, try to get better and try to continue progressing throughout the year," said head coach Eric Podbelski who is in his 17th year at the helm. "Certainly a goal of ours is to win our NEWMAC regular season championship so that we have a chance to host the NEWMAC Tournament and win our NEWMAC Tournament. That's a big goal for us because that is the only guaranteed way to get into the NCAA Tournament and then you just keep resetting your goals from there." …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Lyons ranked preseason favorite in two separate polls.
Tuesday, January 29
The Wheaton College baseball team has been ranked first overall in the latest D3baseball.com Top 25 Preseason Poll after receiving eight first place votes and 594 points total. The Lyons are now ranked first overall in two separate preseason polls with their first place selection to the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper National Preseason Poll earlier this month. Wheaton topped St. Thomas by eight points and Marietta, the defending NCAA Division III national champions, by 16 points to earn the number one spot in the preseason poll. The D3baseball.com Top 25 Poll is voted on by a panel of 25 coaches, Sports Information Directors and media members from across the country and is published weekly. Cortland State checks in at fourth overall in …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
High school baseball star Chris McDonough injured his arm playing on Fenway Park.
Former Weymouth High School and Wheaton College baseball star Chris McDonough always dreamed of playing at Fenway Park. This month he received his chance as a member of the Al Thomas A’s of the amateur Yawkey Baseball League. McDonough was selected as a member of the All-Star team and while making his first appearance on the Fenway mound, he suffered a painful injury, the Boston Herald reported. While pitching, he broke his humerus bone, which connects the elbow to the shoulder. According to the Herald, the sound of the bone breaking was so loud that it was picked up by a video camera in center field Although he had to be helped off the field and rushed to the nearby Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, McDonough knows he had a special …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Team still has chance to play Thursday in the championship.
In a hard fought game that went into extra inning, the Norton 11-year-olds were defeated by a strong Cranston, R.I. team. Tied at 2 in regular game play, Cranston won 5-2 after going into the 7th. The race for the championship is not over for Norton, however, as they face Quincy Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Lee Burchill Complex at 38 Plain St., Norton. The winner of the matchup will advance to the championship game. At the end of the game pins were given out to various athletes from each team. For Norton, Colin Beyna received the Sportsmanship Award for six innings pitched, five strikeouts and two runs allowed. Aiden Blake received a pin for Bat Boy and Honorary Player of the Game.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Still in the running for the championship Thursday.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Norton 11 year old baseball players are working hard on progressing towards a Cal Ripkin New England Regional Title. They defeated Concord, NH and Andy Valley, Maine this weekend. Norton beat New Hampshire 6-2 and Maine 8-0. Colin Beyna and Corey Stalters each took a night pitching 4 and 5 innings and letting up only one hit each in the game. Cam Collyer came in to finish up pitching both games. Lucas Combs did a great job catching both nights, and many team players had great hits. Beyna was named MVP against New Hampshire and Stalters against Maine. Other Cal Ripkin Pin Awards were given to Jared Winiarz, Combs, Collyer and Jack O’Brien for great offensive and defensive work. They play against Cranston, RI 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lee …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Brockton Rox win 10-9 against Martha's Vineyard.
Monday, July 30, 2012
After knocking off the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks, 10-9, in the 13th inning on Sunday afternoon, the Brockton Rox followed with another late-inning comeback later in the day, as they stormed back from a two-run deficit to upset the Sharks, 3-2, at Vineyard Baseball Park in Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL) action. Brockton (22-20) and Martha’s Vineyard (22-19) opened the afternoon by completing their July 3 contest that was suspended due to darkness in the 11th inning with the game tied at nine. After two scoreless innings of action, Mike Lupia (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) sparked the offense in the top of the 13th with a leadoff single. Moments later, Norton’s Sean Ryan (Wheaton) ripped an RBI double to score Lupia and give…
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Norton's A.J. Bashaw contributes to shutout innings in Brockton Rox's win.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Luis Gonzalez (Concordia) went 4-for-5 with three RBIs and a run scored to help guide the Brockton Rox to a 7-0 victory over the Pittsfield Suns on Saturday night at Campanelli Stadium in Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL) action. Brockton improves to 10-11 with the win and moves into fifth place in the FCBL standings. Meanwhile, Pittsfield falls to 11-14 with the loss. Joe Fasano (New Jersey Institute of Technology) recorded his first win (1-0) of the season to lead the Rox on Saturday. The right-hander scattered five hits in six shutout innings, while walking none and striking out three. Norton’s A.J. Bashaw (New Jersey Institute of Technology) and Sal Minichino (Concordia) combined for three more shutout innings out of the …