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Merrimack Baseball Adds Four During NLI Signing Period

Nick Barese

The Merrimack College Athletics Department and third-year head baseball coach Nick Barese are pleased to announce that four future student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) and are set join the program for the 2017-18 academic year.

“On behalf of the Merrimack College baseball coaching staff, we are very excited to announce these four student-athletes will be joining our family.  The coaching staff did a great job identifying players we feel will continue to build on the success of our program,” Barese stated.  “Not only will these 4 signees improve our performance on the field, but in the classroom and community as well.”

The four incoming student-athletes are split among two local products, from Dracut and Andover High School of the Merrimack Valley Conference, and a pair of players from New York State.

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Thomas Crowley | C | 5-11 | Dracut, Mass. / Dracut
Four-year letterwinner at Dracut High School … Two-year captain of the baseball team … Named a Merrimack Valley Conference All-Star as a junior … National Honor Society and National Business Honor Society member … Born Oct. 31, 1998 … Son of Tim and Sharon Crowley … Has one sibling, Patrick … Plans to be a sports management major at Merrimack

Michael Jamele | UTIL | 5-10 | Brockport, N.Y. / Brockport
Member of the baseball team at Brockport High School in New York … Named a New York State Scholar Athlete as a sophomore … Enters his senior season as an All-County Second Team selection as a junior … Born June 6, 1999 … Son of Greg Jamele and Ellen Aceto … Has one sibling, Geoffrey … Plans to be an exercise science major at Merrimack

Timmy Kalantzakos | RHP | 6-1 | Andover, Mass. / Andover
Member of the baseball team at Andover High School … Named a Merrimack Valley Conference All-Star following his junior season … Member of Andover Legion Baseball … Born April 30, 1999 … Son of John and Cheryl Kalantzakos … Has one sibling, Tommy … Plans to be a business administration major at Merrimack

Vin Zappulla | RHP | 6-1 | Staten Island, N.Y. / Monsignor Farrell
Four-year letterwinner at Monsignor Farrell on Staten Island in New York … His team finished second in the CHSAA as a junior … Won the CHSAA City Championship as a sophomore, during which Zappulla pitched the championship game … Staten Island Advance All-Star and two-time Cy Young winner … Born June 6, 1999 … Son of Bart Zappulla and Maria Cucuzza … Has two siblings, Giovanna and Angelo … Plans to be a physical therapy major at Merrimack

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