COLCHESTER, Vt. Paul Morgan, an Essex Junction native and former standout shortstop at Williams College, has been named Head Coach of the Saint Michaels College varsity baseball program, it was announced on Monday. Morgan is the 19th head coach in the programs 96-year history, and only the third since the program was reinstituted as a varsity sport in 1990.
LOWELL, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College baseball team (11-25) dropped its final game of the season on Friday evening, falling at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, 8-3. Greg McLaughlin (Rutland, Vt./Rutland), one of eight seniors playing his final game for the Purple Knights, singled three times and scored a run in the setback.
LYNDON CENTER, Vt. Saint Michael's sophomore Kevin Wickles (Hatfield, Mass./Suffield Acad.) out-dueled Lyndon States Matthew Picard (Winooski, VT) for eight innings and came away with a hard-fought 2-1 victory in the opener of a doubleheader played at Skip Pound Field. The right-handed Wickles went the distance to get the win, allowing one run on eight hits while striking out eight and walking six. Picard, a junior lefty, tossed eight innings as well, giving up two earned runs on eight hits while fanning seven and walking two.
COLCHESTER, Vt.- The Saint Michael's College baseball team (9-24) and the Class of 2008 played their final home game at Doc Jacobs Field Sunday afternoon, dropping a pair to the Lord Jeffs of Amherst College (19-9-1) 11-0 in game one and 7-5 in eight innings in the nightcap. Junior captain Joe Gil (Andover, Mass./Andover) extended his hitting streak to seven games, including a single in the seventh as the pinch hitter.
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.- In a homecoming doubleheader for junior Joe Gil (Andover, Mass./Andover), the captain catcher went 4-for-8 on the afternoon, batting in three runs in game two to lift the Purple Knights 8-6 past the Warriors. Sophomore pitcher Mike Robert (Wellesley, Mass./Babson) pitched a complete game two, winning his second decision of the year with four strike outs and only one walk.
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - The Saint Michael's College baseball team (8-21) dropped two games at SUNY Plattsburgh on Friday, falling in game one, 18-6, and in the nightcap, 6-0. Sophomore Kevin Wickles (Hatfield, Mass./Suffield Academy) suffered the hard-luck loss in game two, throwing five effective innings. Saint Michael's returns to action on Saturday with a 12 p.m. doubleheader at Merrimack College.
COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College baseball team scored 13 runs in the final three innings to pull away for a 14-4 victory versus Southern Vermont College on Thursday at Doc Jacobs Field. Senior Kyle Gingras (Pittsfield, N.H./Pittsfield) improved to 2-0 on the season with six innings of two-run ball. Saint Michael's returns to action on Friday with a 2:30 p.m. doubleheader at Plattsburgh State University.
COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College baseball team (7-19) earned a split of its doubleheader with regionally-ranked Stonehill College on Tuesday at Doc Jacobs Field. The Purple Knights won game one, 9-4, behind a complete game performance from sophomore Mike McDonough (East Hampton, Conn./Stetson Univ.), before the Skyhawks cruised to a 14-0 shutout in the nightcap.
CANTON, N.Y. - The Saint Michael's College baseball team (6-18) suffered a pair of one-run losses at Saint Lawrence University on Sunday, falling in game one, 6-5, and dropping an 8-7 decision in game two. Sophomore Matt Beaulieu (Littleton,Mass./Lawrence Academy) pitched 5.1 effective innings for the Purple Knights in the nightcap, and also helped the visitors tie the game in the seventh inning with a sacrifice fly. Saint Michael's returns to action on Tuesday with a 2 p.m. home doubleheader versus Stonehill College on Doc Jacobs Field.
ALBANY, N.Y. - The Saint Michael's College baseball team (6-16) dropped a pair of contests at the College of Saint Rose on Friday, falling in the opener, 11-8, and suffering an 11-4 loss in game two. Sophomore Tim Pilczak (Cohasset, Mass./Kents Hill School) led the Purple Knights offensively, as he belted a home run in each contest. Saint Michael's returns to action on Sunday with a 1 p.m. doubleheader at Saint Lawrence University.
COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College baseball team (6-14) won in dramatic fashion on Wednesday, rallying past Southern New Hampshire University, 12-11, at Doc Jacobs Field. The Purple Knights scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to tie the score at 11-all, and earned the win in the ninth inning on a bases loaded walk. Freshman Pete Estes (Bennington, Vt./Mount Anthony Union) earned the win with 1.1 innings of scoreless relief.
MIDDLEBURY, Vt.- The Saint Michael's College baseball team (5-14) avenged a loss less than a week ago, 9-5, to Middlebury with a 7-6 victory Tuesday on Forbes Field. The Purple Knights jumped out to a 6-0 lead, but Middlebury battled back to tie the game at six before the Purple Knights won it with a run in the ninth. Leading 1-0, Saint Michael's plated three runs on three hits in the second inning to take a 4-0 advantage. A two-run triple to right center by sophomore Matt Beaulieu (Littleton, Mass./Lawrence Acad.) sparked the inning for the Purple Knights. Saint Michael's added a pair in the fifth with an RBI single by Beaulieu and a SAC fly from freshman Ben Yodzio (Hingham, Mass./Hingham) to make it a 6-0 game.
COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College baseball team (4-14) saw its two-game winning streak come to an end on Thursday in a 9-5 loss to Middlebury College on Doc Jacobs Field. Saint Michael's led 4-0 through three innings before Middlebury (6-9) scored five runs in the fourth inning to take the lead for good. Saint Michael's returns to action on Saturday with a 12 p.m. doubleheader at Southern Vermont College.
COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College baseball team (4-13) exploded for 16 runs in the fifth inning to erase a 5-3 deficit and defeat Vermont Technical College, 19-5, on Tuesday at Doc Jacobs Field. Saint Michael's returns to action on Thursday with a 3 p.m. home contest against Middlebury College.
COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College baseball team (3-13) snapped a 12-game losing skid in game two on Monday at Doc Jacobs Field, besting Lyndon State College, 8-4. The Hornets got the best of the Purple Knights in the opener, blanking the hosts, 7-0. Saint Michael's returns to action on Tuesday with a 3:30 p.m. home contest versus Vermont Technical College.
RINDGE, N.H. - The Saint Michael's College baseball team (2-12) could not pull off an upset at fifth-ranked Franklin Pierce University on Sunday, as the Purple Knights fell to the Ravens in game one, 12-3, and in game two, 20-2. Senior John Kunkel (Loudonville, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) belted a two-run home run for the Purple Knights in the opener. Saint Michael's plays its first two home games of the season on Monday versus Lyndon State College at 3 p.m. at Doc Jacons Field.
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College baseball team (2-10) suffered its eighth and ninth straight losses on Saturday, falling at Assumption COllege, 14-2 and 13-7. In game two, Saint Michael's rallied from a five-run deficit to tie the game at 7-all in the sixth inning, but the host Greyhounds pulled away for the sweep. Saint Michael's returns to action on Monday with a 7 p.m. contest at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Saint Michael's College baseball team (2-8) ended its spring break on Saturday with a 15-1 loss to nationally-ranked Trinity (Conn.) College at the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic. The game was called after 7 1/2 innings due to rain. Saint Michael's resumes play on Friday with a 2 p.m. doubleheader at Assumption College.
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Saint Michael's College baseball team (2-7) suffered a pair of losses to Saint Lawrence University on Friday at the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic, losing the opener, 15-5, and game two, 12-2. The Purple Knights close out their spring break trip on Saturday with a 10 a.m. contest versus Trinity (Conn.) College.
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Saint Michael's College baseball team (2-5) lost its fourth straight game on Thursday evening, falling to Illinois College in 11 innings, 10-7, at the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic. Despite the loss, senior Evan Grenier (Bridgeport, Conn./Notre Dame Fairfield) went 5-for-6 at the plate with a three-run homer, a double, three singles and two runs scored.
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Saint Michael's College baseball team (2-4) lost a pair of contests at the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic on Tuesday, falling to the University of Nebraska-Omaha in game one, 15-4, and game two, 12-4. The Purple Knights return to action on Thursday with a 5 p.m. contest versus Illinois College.
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Saint Michael's College baseball team (2-2) split two more contests at the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic on Monday. In Monday's first game, the Purple Knights hung on for an 18-16 victory versus Saint Lawrence University, and in the afternoon, Saint Michael's fell to Felician College, 15-0.
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Saint Michael's College baseball team (1-1) split its first two games of the season versus Hillsdale (Mich.) College at the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic on Sunday. The Purple Knights dropped the opener, 16-2, but bounced back for an 11-4 win in the nightcap behind a complete-game effort from sophomore Mike Robert (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley).
COLCHESTER, Vt. - Fresh off a 16-win campaign in 2007 in which the Purple Knights played a program record number of games, the 2008 Saint Michael's baseball team looks to improve on that mark when they begin their season versus Hillsdale College at the Gene Cusic Classic in Fort Myers, Fla., on March 16. The Purple Knights - who have nearly 50 games on the docket in 2008 - look to shatter the program record for wins as they are led by a talented group of seniors.