Baseball Set To Take On Temple For Non-Conference Tilt

Baseball Set To Take On Temple For Non-Conference Tilt

GAME 27: Saint Peter's (10-16) at Temple (11-16)
WHEN: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
WHERE: Skip Wilson Field | Philadelphia, Pa.

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Opening Pitch - The Saint Peter's University baseball team will play their final road non-conference contest tomorrow afternoon, as they face Temple University in Philadelphia Pa...the Peacocks have three additional non-league games remaining in the 2013 slate, all of which will be played at Jaroschak Field...

Peacocks vs. Owls - Tomorrow will mark just the sixth ever meeting between Saint Peter's and Temple, as the Owls hold a 4-1 advantage in these matchups...last year, the Peacocks faced Temple in Philadelphia on March 16th and dropped a 4-1 decision...

Last Time Out - Saint Peter's enters this week after a 2-1 series win over MAAC rival Fairfield…the Peacocks split the doubleheader against the Griffs on Saturday, April 6th; dropping the first (7-1) and bouncing back for an 8-7 win in the nightcap...the Peacocks secured the series win by taking the rubber game on Sunday, 11-7...Saint Peter's scored nine runs in the top of the ninth to rally back from a five-run deficit...

About Temple – The Owls come in at 11-16 overall and 3-6 in Atlantic 10 conference play…Temple has lost four out of their last five contests, with their lone win coming against LaSalle in A-10 action...

Leading The Way In Non-Conference Action – Senior Pat Farrell leads the squad offensively in non-conference action this season…the utility player is batting .333 (12-for-36) in the 14 non-MAAC games the Peacocks have played…senior Matt Speckmann leads the squad in run production in non-conference games; having driven in 14 runs, while scoring 13...

Peacocks On The National Stage - Two Peacocks currently rank nationally in their respective categories...Sophomore Nick Henriquez is presently 5th in all of Division I in hit by pitches per game (0.5) and 11th in total hit by pitches (13)...junior James Smith is 36th in doubles per game (0.4)...senior Mathew Yuhas sits at 38th overall in complete games (2)...

Peacocks Start Off MAAC Play On Strong Note - The Peacocks opened up MAAC play with a 4-2 record after winning both series against Canisius and Fairfield…currently, the Peacocks are third in the conference standings behind Rider (5-1) and Marist (6-3)...

Better Than The 8-Ball - The Peacocks scored nine runs in the top of ninth against Fairfield University on April 7th, resulting in a come-from-behind 11-7 victory, to win the three-game MAAC series, 2-1...the last time Saint Peter's scored nine runs in a single inning was during the 2008 season, when they scored nine in the bottom of the third against Hofstra to come away with a 14-3 win on March 12th...

Peacocks Pluck Blackbirds - On Wednesday, April 3rd, the Peacocks defeated LIU-Brooklyn in their home opener, 18-8...Saint Peter's 18 runs are the most the squad has scored since the 2008 season; when they scored 20 in a five-run win over Fairleigh Dickinson on April 16th...the Peacocks scored at least one run in every inning with the exception of two... 

We Want Moore – Freshman Robert Moore was named the MAAC Rookie of the Week after helping lead the Peacocks to a 2-1 series win over conference foe Canisius College…Moore finished 4-for-9 from the plate in the series, while scoring four of the Peacocks' nine total runs…all four of his hits were doubles, to allow him to record an .889 slugging percentage against the Griffs…in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader, Moore went 3-for-4 with a walk and scored two runs to mark the second multi-hit game of his young career…

Yeehaw To Yuhas On The Mound - Senior right-handed pitcher Mathew Yuhas led the Peacocks to a sweep of MAAC foe Canisius by pitching a seven inning, complete game shutout in the nightcap of Saturday's doubleheader…Yuhas scattered three hits, one walk and struck out six on 119 pitches to improve to 3-1 on the year, and allow the Peacocks to capture their first series win over the Golden Griffins since the 2006 season...Yuhas would out-duel Canisius' starter Devon Stewart in the 2-0 victory, en route to the third shutout of his career- making him first all-time in the Peacock record books…the complete game was the second of the season for Yuhas, and the sixth of his career in 18 starts for the Peacocks… 

It Runs In The Family - Freshman John Leiter, nephew of former MLB All-Star and World Series Champion Al Leiter and of former MLB right-handed pitcher Mark Leiter, has impressed in his first season in the Peacocks' uniform…against UMES (3/02) he picked up his first career win and against NJIT (3/16) he notched his first career save…

Making Their Way Into The Record Books - Power hitter Chris Grimes has etched his name into the Peacock record books, sitting in the top ten in multiple categories...the fifth year senior is sixth all-time in doubles (35), seventh in home runs (12) and eighth in RBIs (88)...he is also first in fielding percentage (.993) and putouts (790)...James Smith currently sits at third all-time in lowest stolen base against percentage (.571)...

Saint Peter's vs. the NEC – The Peacocks were scheduled to face off against an NEC member institution a total of seven times this season- marking the most games the squad has played against non-MAAC schools…Saint Peter's was slated to battle Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) on March 6th, but the game was postponed and will be rescheduled for a date TBA…Saint Peter's was originally scheduled to play seven total contests against Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) schools, but due to inclement weather two (vs. Coppin State) were cancelled…overall, the Peacocks are 59-112 (.342) against current NEC member institutions…Saint Peter's has a losing record against every NEC school…they have the most wins vs. FDU, who they are 17-30 against, but have the best winning percentage against LIU-Brooklyn (13-15) who they defeated 18-8 last Wednesday…

Not NEC For Long - This season marks the last year Monmouth University will partcipate in the Northeast Conference...the South Jersey school has accepted an invitation to join the MAAC and will begin its membership next season..

Coming To Bat – The Peacocks will host their first MAAC series this weekend, as they welcome the Niagara University Purple Eagles to Jaroschak Field...Saturday will feature a doubleheader starting at 12pm and Sunday's single game is also slated for 12pm...