|Matchup||Merrimack (6-5) at
William & Mary (5-8)
|Dates//Times||Mar. 6-8 // 4 p.m. (Fri) // 2 p.m. (Sat) // 1 p.m. (Sun)|
|Venue||Plumeri Park // Williamsburg, Virg.|
|Gameday Links||Live Stats: Friday | Saturday | Sunday // Watch|
|Social Media||Twitter // Instagram|
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Coming off a weekend at Wofford College that saw the Merrimack College baseball program record one win against the preseason favorites out of the Southern Conference, this week the Warriors turn their attention to the College of William of Mary for a three-game series. The Warriors battle William & Mary beginning on Friday with a single game (4 p.m.). The Warriors will then play a single game Saturday (2 p.m.) and wrap up play on Sunday (1 p.m.).
Five Things to Know:
- Merrimack came out strong in game one last weekend against Wofford with a promising 10-3 win. The Warriors were setback on Saturday 8-0. In the final game of the series Merrimack had the potential go-ahead run standing at first base in the ninth inning, but the Warriors’ rally ended there as the Terriers claimed a 3-1 victory.
- In the solo win against the Terriers, graduate student Cory Wasylow and freshman Alex Haba drove in half (5) of the team’s 10 runs. Senior Nick Shumski and junior Thomas Crowley accounted for six of the team’s 11 hits in the win.
- Graduate pitcher Riley Sorenson became the 13th player in school history with at least 11 career victories last weekend. Junior Jake Thibault recorded his first career save, becoming the third different Warrior with a save this season. In the finale, Thibault extended his scoreless inning streak to six frames; he’s allowed just two runs over 12 innings so far this season, and was named a NEC Prime Performer for his efforts
- Shumski continues to impress this season. Shumski is second in the NEC in batting average (.409) and leads in hits (18), RBI (11), and doubles (4). Senior Joey Porricelli got his 198th career hit in the weekend series. He needs just two more to become the seventh player in school history with 200 career hits.
- The Warriors head down the Williamsburg, Virg. to take on William and Mary in a three-game series. The Tribe have a 5-8 record going into the weekend, winning two of their last three games over Georgetown (13-2) and George Mason (13-3)
The Warriors will travel to Stony Brook Wednesday for a mid-week matchup. Game time is set for 3 p.m. down on Long Island