Saint Peter's (0-7) vs. Seton Hall (5-8)
Date: Wed., March 14
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Owen T. Carroll Field – South Orange, NJ
LHP Jared Quintero (0-2) vs. LHP Tyler Burnham
The Saint Peter's baseball team will remain on the road, staying in-state to travel to South Orange for a midweek meeting against Seton Hall on Wednesday, March 14 for a single game. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. at Owen T. Carroll Field. The meeting will be the first of two this season, with the teams set to meet in South Orange again on May 1.
History against Seton Hall
Wednesday's midweek meeting between the New Jersey schools will be the 47th all-time meeting. The Pirates lead the Peacocks 39-7 all-time and have taken three straight and four out of five. The Peacocks last defeated Seton Hall on April 29, 2015 in Jersey City, picking up a 6-4 win.
Last Time We met
The teams met just once last season, with Seton Hall earning an 11-0 win over the Peacocks.
Scout on the Pirates
The Pirates bring a 5-8 record into the single game meeting. Like the Peacocks, Seton Hall started the season on the road and the contest will be the Pirates' home-opener. The Pirates most recently dropped all three games of a series at FAU in Florida. Seton Hall has a pair of signature wins this season, defeating nationally ranked NC State 8-6 and knocking off Pitt 1-0.
The Peacocks will have their home-opener on Tuesday, March 20. The team will host Albany in a noon doubleheader.
MAAC Preseason Polls
The defending MAAC Baseball Champions, Marist, was voted by the leagues 11 head coaches to repeat as MAAC Baseball Champions in 2018, receiving seven out of 11 first-place votes, totaling 113 votes. Coming in second place was Canisius with two first-place votes, followed by Fairfield in third with one first-place vote, and Niagara in fourth also earning one first-place vote. Monmouth rounded out the top five, followed by Iona, Siena, Quinnipiac, Rider, Manhattan, and then the Peacocks.
About the Coach
Danny Ramirez begins his second season at the helm of the Peacocks. Ramirez joined Saint Peter's with over 25 years of experience as a player, coach, and scout in the Northeast. As a player at Bronx Community College he was a member of the 1994 CUNY City Championship team and the 1995 team that played in the Junior College World Series. Ramirez has coached and managed at many levels beginning his career with the Boys Club of New York and Major League Baseball's RBI program where he led several teams to city championships while working with inner city youth of all ages. Ramirez then coached at Lasalle Academy High School for two years before accepting the Head Men's Baseball Coach position at Globe Institute of Technology. At Globe, he led the Knights to the school's first district tournament win before moving on to Monroe College in 2007. At Monroe College, Ramirez was part of the coaching staff as the program transitioned from a Division III program in 2006, into one of the top NJCAA Division I programs in the Northeast. He served as the Infield/Outfield Coach, Strength Training and Agility development, and most recently as Associate Head Coach/Pitching Coach. Throughout the past nine years, Monroe has produced over 60 NCAA signees and several players that were either drafted by Major League Organizations or signed free agent contracts to play professional baseball.