Baseball Returns to the Diamond on Wednesday at St. John's

Courtesy: GR Productions
Courtesy: GR Productions

Saint Peter's (0-9) vs. St. John's (9-6)

Date: Wed., March 21

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: Jack Kaiser Stadium – Queens, NY

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Probable Starters:

LHP Jared Quintero (0-2) vs. TBA

 

First Pitch

The Peacocks will hit the road for one game when the team suits up on Wednesday, March 21. The Peacocks will travel across the Hudson River to Queens, NY for a 3 p.m. first pitch against St. John's.

 

History with St. John's

Wednesday's meeting will be the 13th all-time between the two teams dating back to 2000. The Peacocks trail St. John's 1-11 in the all-time series. The Peacocks lone win against the Red Storm came in 2016 when the Peacocks picked up a 9-8 win.  

Last Time We met

The Peacocks and Red Storm were scheduled to meet twice last season but only ended up playing in one contest due to inclement weather. In the lone meeting last year, the Peacocks fell to then No. 9 St. John's 12-9. The Peacocks held a 6-3 lead heading into the seventh, when the Red Storm rallied for eight runs to win the game.  

 

Scout on the Red Storm

The Red Storm begins the day with a 9-6 overall record and a 1-2 home mark. St. John's will square off with MAAC foe Fairfield Tuesday afternoon before meeting the Peacocks on Wednesday. St. John's has dropped six out of seven games after starting the season 8-0.

 

On Deck

The Peacocks will return home for their MAAC opening series against Manhattan. The series is scheduled to be played on Saturday, March 24 (doubleheader) beginning at 12 p.m. and on Sunday, March 25 at 1 p.m.

 

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.