2016 Moosic Regional preview


The number one seed in the Moosic Regional, Misericordia has a defense, offense and pitching all ranked in the 10th percentile.
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May 18: All times Eastern

Final
Mass-Boston 6, at Haverford 2
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Final
Penn State-Berks 3, at Misericordia 2
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Final
Kean 7, at Salisbury 1
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Final
at St. John Fisher 6, Salve Regina 5
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May 19: All times Eastern

Final - 10 innings
at Haverford 7, Misericordia 6
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Final
Salisbury 5, at Salve Regina 3
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Final
at Mass-Boston 10, Penn State-Berks 5
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Final
St. John Fisher 9, at Kean 0
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May 20: All times Eastern

Final - 12 innings
at Penn State-Berks 5, Salisbury 2
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Final
at Kean 11, Haverford 5
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Final
at St. John Fisher 6, Mass-Boston 5
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Final
Kean 7, at Penn State-Berks 4
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May 21: All times Eastern

Final
Kean 5, at Mass-Boston 1
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Final
at St. John Fisher 8, Kean 2
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By Jim Dixon
D3baseball.com
 

The NCAA shook things up and found only four Mid-Atlantic region teams to put in the Moosic Regional. Three of the teams, Misericordia, Kean and Haverford are the cream of the crop from the Mid-Atlantic. Nobody would confuse Penn State Berks with a powerhouse team but they could surprise if their opponent takes them lightly

As the No. 1 seed in the Regional, Misericordia got the best of the draw as Haverford will face a Mass-Boston team that routinely defeated the best teams they faced. It does not get easier for Kean who drew the highest ranked team in the regional, Salisbury. The last matchup is St. John Fisher and Salve Regina, a game between out-of-region teams. The Cardinals should be familiar with the Mid-Atlantic teams as they will take the occasional trip into the region but the opposite is true for Salve Regina.

Moosic Regional schedule

Wednesday, May 18
Game 1 - No. 4 Haverford (27-12) vs. No. 5 Mass-Boston (28-14), 10 a.m.
Game 2 - No. 1 Misericordia (34-11) vs. No. 8 Penn State-Berks (22-11), 1:15 p.m.
Game 3 - No. 3 Salisbury (25-10) vs. No. 6 Kean (26-16), 4:30 p.m.
Game 4 - No. 2 St. John Fisher (34-11) vs. No. 7 Salve Regina (26-16-1), 7:45 p.m.

Thursday, May 19
Game 5 - Haverford vs. Misericordia, 10 a.m.
Game 6 - Salisbury vs. Salve Regina, 1:15 p.m.
Game 7 - Mass-Boston vs. Penn State Berks, 4:30 p.m.
Game 8 - Kean vs. St. John Fisher, 7:45 p.m.

Friday, May 20
Game 9 - Salisbury vs. Penn State Berks, 10 a.m.
Game 10 - Haverford vs. Kean, 1:15 p.m.
Game 11 - Mass-Boston vs. St. John Fisher, 4:30 p.m.
Game 12 - Kean vs Penn State-Berks, 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, May 21
Game 13 - Kean vs. Mass-Boston, 12 p.m.
Game 14 - St. John Fisher vs. Kean, 3:30 p.m.

St. John Fisher advances

Meet the teams







Favorite

Balance but excellence in all phases of the game are what we like in a favorite. Misericordia fits this defintion. A top 40 team in pitching, defence and offense has the Cougars our favorite to win the Moosic regional. As the host team, they should have all their fans backing them up as well as they score well in untangibles too.

Most likely to disappoint

The regional pits two teams with loads of exerience in regional and World Series games. One of these teams, Kean and Salisbury will start off with a loss as they face each other in the first round. Kean has a deep pitching staff and nobody scores runs at the same rate as the Sea Gulls. Unfortunately neither team has both the pitching and hitting and are our pick to disappoint.

Cinderella

UMass Boston has shown us all season ling that they are a team that can win the big game. a 6-1 record against the best in D-III baseball should give them all the confidence they need to surprise their mid nation competition.

Players to Watch

Who will win the Mid-Atlantic Regional?
Haverford
Kean
Mass-Boston
Misericordia
Penn State-Berks
Salisbury
Salve Regina
St. John Fisher

C Nick Ott, Haverford (.340, 15 R, 5 HR, 15 RBI, 6 SB, .553 Slg.)
C Tom Labriola, Salisbury (.445, 46 R, 12 2B, 4 HR, 55 RBI, 14 BB, 9 K, .623 Slg.)
C/OF Zack Smith, Salve Regina (.422, 26 R, 15 2B, 43 RBI, 14 K)
1B Jake Dmiterchik, Salisbury (.417, 43 R, 9 2B, 9 HR, 48 RBI, 8-9 SB)
1B Alex Perry, Salve Regina (.381, 43 R, 19 2B, 3 3B, 45 RBI)
1B Sal Taormina, Kean (.380, 32 R, 17 2B, 33 RBI, 18 BB, 9 K)
2B Kyle Lindsay, Misericordia (.347, 47 R, 14 2B, 29 RBI, 11 HBP, 13-16 SB)
3B Tom Grablewski, Penn State-Berks (.380, 27 R, 1 HR, 38 RBI, .481 Slg.)
3B/DH Kenny Jarema, Misericordia (.391 35 R, 5 2B, 22 RBI, 43 BB, .577 OBP)
3B Kyle Boudrias, Mass-Boston (.352, 15 R, 3 2B, 27 RBI)
SS Mike Roman, St. John Fisher (.349, 43 R, 19 2B, 28 RBI, 16 BB)
SS Dave Murphy, Mass-Boston (.325, 53 R, 19 2B, 9 HR, 46 RBI, 25 BB, 36 K, .632 Slg.)
SS/P Pete Grasso, Salisbury (.414, 14 2B, 7 HR, 45 RBI, .710 Slg, 6-2, 3 Sv, 4.54 ERA, 39.2 IP)
OF Mike Comerford, Misericordia (.321, 38 R, 14 2B, 6 HR, 40 RBI, 14-17 SB, .560 Slg.)
OF Ethan Lee-Tyson, Haverford (.360, 42 R, 7 2b, 5 HR, 19 RBI, 16-20 SB, .547 Slg.)
OF Nate Roethel, St. John Fisher (.376, 19 R, 15 2B, 25 RBI, 10 BB, 13 K)
UTL Dan Mantoni, Mass-Boston (.303, 6 HR, 27 RBI, 8 SB, 3-2, 2.53 ERA, 53.1 IP, 32 BB, 45 K)
UTL Chris Amato, Kean (.356, 21 R, 11 RBI, 12-13 SB, 6-3, 3.24 ERA, 66.2 IP, 17 BB, 32 K)

SP Ryan Dorosh, Misericordia (6-2, 3.12 ERA, 60.2 IP, 24 BB, 55 K)
SP Billy Humes, Salve Regina (5-2, 2.93 ERA, 46 IP, 2 CG, 20 BB, 30 K)
SP Justin Herring, Haverford (7-0, 1.31 ERA, 62 IP, 23 BB, 66 K)
SP Stephen Lewis, St. John Fisher (7-0, 1.59 ERA, 51 IP, 7 BB, 34 K)
SP Jim Dawson, St. John Fisher (8-1, 2.00 ERA, 1 CG, 45 IP, 11 BB, 28 K)
SP Sean Pavlik, Penn State-Berks (8-2, 2.30 ERA, 74.1 IP, 7 CG, 21 BB, 76 K)
SP Stephen Ridings, Haverford (6-2, 2.91 ERA, 58.2 IP, 2 CG, 34 BB, 76 K)
SP Fernando Burgos, Mass-Boston (4-2, 1.33 ERA, 54.1 IP, 1 Sv, 16 BB, 29 K)
RP Loukas Brigham, St. John Fisher (1-1, 8 Sv, 2.08 ERA, 21.2 IP, 13 BB, 18 K)
RP Elliot Forde, Misiercordia (2-2, 5 Sv, 3.33 ERA, 24.1 IP, 7 BB, 12 K)