The 2018-19 baseball season for Southern New Hampshire University almost reached the pinnacle, as a two-game sweep by The New York Institute of Technology (9-8 Game 1, 6-3 Game 2) ended any magic happening at Penmen Field Saturday afternoon. NYIT will now be heading to the inclusive College World Series in North Carolina starting June 1, representing the East region.
Recapping the season, Southern New Hampshire finishes 20-7 at home,churning out an impressive record at Penmen Field since 2014 (95-24), almost an 80-percent winning percentage and paves the way to reach 100 wins next season. The Penmen finished an astounding 40-15, the only NE-10 team to amass 40 or more victories this year,topping the division.
Here are your stat leaders for 2018-19 Southern New Hampshire University baseball:
- Home runs- 1B Kevin Alexy (6)
- RBIs- UT Sam Henrie (36)
- Walks- 2B Jake Coro (25)
- Doubles- UT Sam Henrie (12)
- Triples- Tie between Jake Coro and 3B Tom Blandini (3)
- Stolen bases- UT Sam Henrie (16)
- Runs- 2B Josh Goldstein (41)
Several players made their mark on the mound over the duration of the regular and post-season, including arguably the most talked about pitcher, Jake Walkinshaw. Recording triple digit strikeouts (102) and doing it under 100 innings pitched (98.2), the now former graduate pitcher unleashed havoc on opponents. Not to mention a 7-2 record, Walkinshaw finished with a 2.01 ERA, putting him in the cream of the crop for elite pitchers. Sophomore closer Jeffrey Praml ( 5-1) was just as efficient closing out games, making 25 appearances and racking up 44 strikeouts on 17 hits. Praml also recorded a sub 1 ERA (0.98).