Baseball Faces Off Against Wagner Tomorrow In Non-Conference Action

Baseball Faces Off Against Wagner Tomorrow In Non-Conference Action

GAME 31: Wagner (13-19) at Saint Peter's (11-19)
WHEN: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
WHERE: Jaroschak Field | Jersey City, N.J.

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Opening Pitch - The Saint Peter's University baseball team will play their fourth game in three days tomorrow afternoon, as they host Wagner College at Jaroschak Field at 3pm... 

Peacocks vs. Seahawks -  Tomorrow afternoon marks the 35th ever meeting between the Peacocks and Seahawks...Saint Peter's is 12-22 all time against Wagner, since the teams' first meeting in 1981...last year, the Peacocks faced the Seahawks once and dropped a 19-2 decision in Staten Island, N.Y...earlier this season, the Peacocks were swept by Wagner in a three-game series over Easter weekend...Saint Peter's was outscored by a 21-5 margin over the three-game series...

Last Time Out - Saint Peter's enters this week after dropping their first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference series of the year against Niagara University....the Peacocks fell in the front end of Saturday's doubleheader (6-5) but managed a split after winning the second contest by a score of 11-7...the Purple Eagles would win the series in the rubber-game, out-slugging the Peacocks 15-11...

About Wagner – The Seahawks come in at 13-19 overall and 6-6 in Northeast Conferece play…Wagner has lost five of their last six games after an eight-game mid-season winning streak...most recently the Seahawks lost three of four against Monmouth Univeristy in NEC action...

Leading The Way In Non-Conference Action – Senior Matt Mancini leads the squad offensively in non-conference action this season, batting .342 in 19 non-league matchups...the outfielder/pitcher has scored 13 runs and drive in four...sophomore Nicholas Henriquez has also performed well in non-conference games, boasting a .318 batting average, nine runs and eight RBIs…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 - Sophomore Nicholas Henriquez is presently 8th in all of Division I in hit by pitches per game (0.47) and 13th in total hit by pitches (14)...Matt Speckmann is 20th and 31st, respectively in the same categories...as a team, the Peacocks are 24th in the nation in hit by pitches...

Mancini On A Tear - Senior outfielder Matt Mancini enters this weekend's series having recorded multi-hit games in his five of his last six contests...the fourth-year player is batting a torrid .448 in the month of April and has increased his batting average more than forty points since the Peacocks' last game in March...he now leads the squad in batting average on the year (.330) and is also tied for the team-high in runs with 19...

It Feels So Good To Be Back - After playing their first 22 games of the year on the road, the Peacocks held their first home game of the season on April 3rd against Long Island-Brooklyn...Saint Peter's will play 15 of their last 21 contests at Jaroschak Field...

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... 

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…

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 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 on April 3rd…

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 are scheduled to take on local rival Fairleigh Dickinson this Thursday in Teaneck, N.J. at 3pm...the contest was originally slated for March 6th but was rescheduled for this week after inclement weather forced it to be postponed...