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9-Player Haul In Manhattan's 'Melting Pot' Recruiting Class

Courtesy: Manhattan Athletic Department
Release: 07/07/2017
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By Sean Brennan (Riverdale Press)

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When Manhattan College head baseball coach Jim Duffy cast his net to land his nine-player recruiting class for the upcoming season, he didn't expect to haul in a class of players from such different backgrounds.

But sometimes not having a definite strategy is the better strategy.

“It wasn't really planned like that,” said Duffy. “It's just kind of the way it happened. Manhattan College is kind of a microcosm of Manhattan itself, of New York City. It's kind of like a melting pot. There's people of all kinds at Manhattan College, so with the baseball program I guess we can say that, too.”

Duffy's class consists of three players from New Jersey, a pair from California, and one each from Maine, Indiana, Florida and Connecticut. Six of the recruits are position players along with three pitchers — two of which are coming from the California Junior College ranks.

“It's kind of a unique class,” Duffy said. “We've spread our wings before, but we're not only spreading our wings down south to Florida (a usual recruiting hot spot for Manhattan), but now we got a couple of California kids coming, and one from Indiana and another from Maine and we still have the Florida connection going.”

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