Baseball Resumes MAAC Play with Weekend Series at Canisius
RIVERDALE, N.Y. - Following a 9-0 win over Quinnipiac in the final game of its three-game series to start Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play, Manhattan will return to conference play at Canisius for a three-game series beginning Saturday, March 29 at 11 a.m. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday - a nine-inning game followed by a seven-inning game - and a single nine-inning game on Sunday.
PITCHING STAFF GAINS ANOTHER AWARD
Manhattan College junior left-handed pitcher Michael Martin was named the MAAC Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday. Martin already is the third Manhattan hurler to earn MAAC weekly accolades this season, joining freshman Joey Rocchietti (Rookie of the Week, February 25) and junior Sean Abbate (Pitcher of the Week, March 18). Martin tossed a complete-game shutout, his first career complete game, in Manhattan's 9-0 win over Quinnipiac in the series finale on Sunday. The junior southpaw worked quickly and induced a number of ground ball outs. Martin scattered just three singles over 102 pitches. He walked just two batters to earn his first win of the season in grand fashion.
JASPERS WITH 14 BASE HITS IN 9-0 WIN VS. QUINNIPIAC
Manhattan poounded out 14 base hits in its last game against Quinnipiac, a 9-0 victory at Van Cortlandt Park on Sunday. It was the second highest hit total for Manhattan this season. Jose Carrera (3-for-6, two runs scored), Christian Santisteban (3-for-4, three RBI), Joe McClennan (2-for-5, two RBI), Chris Kalousdian (2-for-4, two RBI) and Mikey Miranda (2-for-4, RBI) all had multiple-hit games for the Jaspers.
THOU SHALT STEAL
Manhattan has been successful on 22 of 27 (81.5%) stolen base attempts this season, including a perfect eight for eight by Chris Kalousdian and Jose Carrera. Fellow freshman Evan Brown also has three stolen bases.
The Jaspers have cranked out 26 doubles this season, seven more than their opponents. Christian Santisteban, who has a team-high .339/.418/.508 slash line, leads Manhattan with seven two-base hits this season.