Merrimack College Director of Athletics Jeremy Gibson announced that Nick Barese has been named interim head coach of the baseball program. Barese will be in charge of all baseball-related operations effective immediately.
The four-year assistant worked under former head coach Jim Martin, who left the program to become an assistant coach at Division I University of Rhode Island.
A 2008 graduate of Saint Anselm, Barese has worked predominantly with the Merrimack pitchers in his time in North Andover. Last season the Warriors finished with a 3.25 ERA as a staff, finishing seventh in the Northeast-10. Alek Morency was selected to the NE-10 All-Conference Second Team after posting a 7-3 record with a 1.17 ERA. Sophomore Joe Velozo finished the year on the All-Rookie Team after compiling a 4.60 ERA over 29 innings pitched.
Mike McMahon covers Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report as well as on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN