|Matchup||Merrimack (6-8) at
Stony Brook (4-9)
|Dates//Times||Wednesday, March 11, 2020 // 3:00 p.m.|
|Venue||Joe Nathan Field // Stony Brook, N.Y.|
|Gameday Links||Live Stats // Watch // Twitter // Instagram|
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack College baseball team looks to get back to its winning ways when the Warriors visit Stony Brook University for a midweek matchup on Wednesday afternoon. First pitch against the America East representatives is set for 3 p.m. at Joe Nathan Field on the campus of the Seawolves.
Five Things to Know:
- Last weekend, Merrimack dropped a three-game series to the College of William & Mary. The Warriors’ offense mustered three runs over the three games as the Tribe’s pitching kept Merrimack in check. The Warriors now just have one game remaining before their Northeast Conference debut after playing William & Mary last weekend
- Senior Nick Shumski continued to be Merrimack’s top hitter. The shortstop moved into the No. 3 spot in the Warrior lineup and mashed eight hits, going 8-for-13 at the dish over the weekend. He’s currently hitting a career-best .456 at the plate with 26 base knocks in 57 plate appearances
- Classmate and team captain Joey Porricelli also made headlines over the weekend by recording his 200th career base hit, becoming the seventh player in school history to do so. The starting third baseman’s season also includes setting a new program runs scored record. He leads the team with 12 runs this season, all coming from the leadoff spot in the order
- A pair of relievers headlined the team’s pitching efforts. Graduate student Daniel Amidon dazzled on Friday evening, tossing 2.2 perfect innings; Seven of his eight recorded outs were strikeouts. Freshman Justin Butera continued to pitch well too, tossing his second scoreless three-inning outing of the year. Butera’s made four relief appearances so far this year
- Stony Brook took two of three games from defending NEC champion Central Connecticut last weekend, improving to 4-9 on the year. The Seawolves host Iona on Tuesday for a single game before playing the Warriors on Wednesday. Stony Brook’s Associate Head Coach Jim Martin was Merrimack’s head coach prior to Nick Barese, serving as the team’s boss from 2011-14
Merrimack will be off this weekend, and begins preparations to begin NEC play at Mount St. Mary’s next weekend. The series will begin on Friday, March 20, at 3 p.m. with single games on Saturday (1 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.) to follow at E.T. Straw Family Stadium in Emmitsburg, Md.