2016 Sacred Heart Baseball News

June 15, 2016
SHU Baseball, Softball Win NEC Spring Sportsmanship Awards

June 11, 2016
Short Selected By Cubs In 17th Round of MLB Draft
Infielder is third Pioneer in four years to be selected during MLB Draft

June 2, 2016
SHU Captures NEC Brenda Weare Commissioner's Cup For Sixth Time
HU also captured its ninth Joan Martin Commissioner’s Cup for excellence in women’s sports

May 28, 2016
Defending Champion SHU Denied Spot in Eighth Consecutive NEC Title Game
SHU erased an early five-run deficit, but Fairleigh Dickinson took the lead for good with two runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth proved to be the difference in an 11-8 victory.

May 27, 2016
SHU Drops Winners’ Bracket Matchup to 15th Ranked Bryant, 5-1
SHU will now move on to play an elimination game tomorrow at noon against third seed Fairleigh Dickinson

May 26, 2016
Sullivan Caps Wild NEC Tournament Opener with Walkoff Homer
Down 0-2 in the count, Sullivan launched a hanging curveball over the left field fence to set off a celebration at home plate and give Sacred Heart a dramatic 9-8 victory in its opening game of 2016 Northeast Conference Tournament on Thursday evening at Dodd Stadium.

May 25, 2016
Defending Champion SHU Baseball Look to Defend Title at 2016 NEC Tournament
The second seed, Sacred Heart (29-26, 18-13 NEC) will open play against third seed Fairleigh Dickinson (26-26, 18-13) on Thursday at 4 p.m.

May 25, 2016
Sullivan and Medina Repeat as All-NEC
Sullivan became just the third three-time All-NEC selection in program history, while Medina reclaimed his spot as the Second Team third baseman.

May 22, 2016
SHU Closes Regular Season with 11-Run Performance on Senior Day
SHU had a season-high three triples, while its 15 hits and 11 runs were its second highest total of the season.

May 21, 2016
Sacred Heart Loses Two on Saturday
The Sacred Heart baseball team took an early lead in the second inning of game one but would go on to fall 2-12 and 0-4 to LIU Brooklyn in a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Harbor Yard.

May 20, 2016
Sacred Heart Drops Series Opener to LIU on Friday Afternoon
PJ DeFilippo reached base three times and Jackson Aldam threw a career-long 3.1innings of one-run ball

May 19, 2016
Weather Necessitates Schedule Change For Final Regular Season Series
Pioneers and Blackbirds now play DH on Friday at 1pm, single game Saturday at noon and single game Sunday at 1pm.

May 18, 2016
Baseball's Stoddard Passes Certified Accounting Exam on First Try
Stoddard was one of two graduate students from the University to pass all four parts of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam on the first try.

May 17, 2016
Pioneers Rally in Seventh to Win Final Non-Conference Game at Iona
Jesus Medina delivered the eventual game-winning double to left field on a 3-2 pitch with two outs, while Keith Klebart (pictured) went 3-4.

May 14, 2016
Baseball Drops Series At Wagner After Being Swept in Doubleheader
The Sacred Heart baseball team was swept in a doubleheader by the Wagner Seahawks at Richmond County Bank Ballpark Saturday, falling by scores of 8-5 and 6-4.

May 13, 2016
Pioneers Celebrate Class Of 2016
Sean Ferguson of the cross country/track & field team and Katie DeRienzo of the women’s tennis team received the top honors of the Pioneer Award and are the Pioneers’ nominees for the Northeast Conference Student-Athlete of the Year award.

May 12, 2016
Sacred Heart Swept in Doubleheader at Wagner

May 11, 2016
Baseball’s Weekend Schedule at Wagner Changed
Originally scheduled to play one game on Thursday, a doubleheader on Friday, and a single game on Saturday, the two teams will instead now play a doubleheader on Thursday beginning at 2 p.m.

May 10, 2016
Short, Bullpen Lift Sacred Heart to Fifth Straight Win
Baylor Sundahl and James Cooksey combined to throw 3.2 scoreless innings and Short had two of SHU’s three hits on the day, launching a two-run home run with two outs in a three-run first inning, as the Pioneers won their fifth in a row to move eight games over .500 for the first time this season.

May 9, 2016
Medina Wins First Career NEC Player of the Week Award
Not only did he throw his first career complete game on Saturday, he also collected at least one hit and scored at least one run in all four games.

May 8, 2016
Pitching, Big Innings Give SHU Doubleheader Sweep of Mount
Pioneer pitching gave up just five hits in 14 innings and one huge frame in each game gave the Sacred Heart baseball team a doubleheader sweep of Mount St. Mary’s on Saturday at New Britain Stadium

May 8, 2016
Sunday’s Baseball Game Moved Back to 2:30 Start
The start time of the Sacred Heart baseball team's series finale against Mount St. Mary’s at New Britain Stadium, originally scheduled for 1:00 p.m., has been moved back to 2:30 p.m. Please check SacredHeartPioneers.com and SHUBigRed on Twitter for up to the minute updates.

May 8, 2016
Sostarich’s Six Scoreless Help SHU Clinch Eighth Straight NEC Tourney Bid
John Sostarich’s six scoreless frames highlighted Sacred Heart’s ninth shutout of the season

May 6, 2016
Sacred Heart Takes Rain Delayed Series Opener Against Mount
he Sacred Heart pitching staff gave up just one earned run and the Pioneer offense was opportunistic by scoring five runs on six hits

May 5, 2016
Schedule for Baseball's Weekend Series in New Britain Changed
Scheduled to play one on Friday, a doubleheader on Saturday, and the finale on Sunday, SHU and the Mount are now set to play doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday beginning at 1 pm.

May 5, 2016
Cooksey and Sorrento Voted CoSIDA Academic All-District
James Cooksey was one of two pitchers represented, while Victor Sorrento was one of four infielders to make the team, which recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.

May 1, 2016
Three-Run Third the Difference as SHU Drops Series Finale at Bryant 3-0
he Sacred Heart baseball team got 4.1 scoreless innings from its bullpen and threatened late with a bases loaded opportunity in the eight, but a three-run third inning ultimately prove to be the difference.

April 30, 2016
Taubl's Complete Game Gives Giaquinto 600th Career Win in Split at Bryant
James Taubl’s second consecutive complete game led the Sacred Heart baseball team to a crucial 3-1 win at Northeast Conference leaders Bryant and also gave Head Coach Nick Giaquinto his 600th career victory.

April 29, 2016
Four-Run Third Downs SHU in Series Opener at First Place Bryant
SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Sacred Heart baseball team overcome an early deficit to take a 2-1 lead in the top of the third, but Bryant answered immediately, scoring four in the bottom half, three of which came on Buck McCarthy’s three-run home run with two outs, en route to a 7-3 victory in the opening game of a crucial four-game Northeast Conference series on Friday afternoon.

April 26, 2016
Sacred Heart Drops 13 Inning Affair at Fairfield
After six scoreless innings in which 13 runners were left on base, including ten in scoring position, the Sacred Heart baseball finally fell in the 13th frame on Kevin Radziewicz’s walkoff single at cross-town rival Fairfield on Tuesday afternoon.

April 25, 2016
Taubl Tabbed NEC Pitcher of the Week For First Time in Career
ighlighted by the first complete game and shutout of his career on Saturday afternoon at Fairleigh Dickinson, he threw a combined 9.2 scoreless innings and allowed just five hits in the two appearances.

April 24, 2016
Third Comeback of Weekend Falls Just Short as SHU Denied Sweep
The loss snapped a season-long seven-game win streak for SHU, who still sits comfortably in second place in the Northeast Conference at 12-3 and 21-15 overall.

April 23, 2016
Schock’s Late Homer and Taubl’s Complete Game Extend Win Streak to Seven
SHU is now in the midst of its second seven-game winning streak this season, improving to 21-14 overall and moving one game behind Northeast Conference leader Bryant with a 12-2 league record.

April 22, 2016
SHU Pulls Off its Second Late Comeback in the Span of Five Days
The Sacred Heart baseball pulled off its second late four-run comeback in the span of five days, rallying from a 7-3 ninth inning deficit with five runs in top of the ninth capped by Jesus Medina’s go ahead RBI double with two outs on Friday at Fairleigh Dickinson.

April 20, 2016
Sorrento's Six RBI's Help Sacred Heart Hold Off Fairfield
The Sacred Heart baseball team held off a rallying Fairfield, thanks in large part to Victor Sorrento’s six RBI’s, to win its fourth straight game, 9-8, on Wednesday afternoon at Harbor Yard.

April 18, 2016
Short Wins First Career NEC Player of the Week Award
It is the third career weekly honor from the conference for the junior, who was twice named NEC Rookie of the Week his freshman campaign.

April 17, 2016
Pioneers Shock CCSU with Seven Run Eighth to Take Series
Sacred Heart sent 11 batters to the plate in the inning, recording six hits and scoring six of the seven runs with two outs. The Pioneers also took advantage of a crucial Central error that allowed four unearned runs to cross.

April 16, 2016
SHU Sweeps Doubleheader with Consecutive Wins on the Final Play
Victor Sorrento delivered a walkoff double in the opener before Dan Schock threw out a runner at home from right field for the final out in the nightcap, as SHU ended the day 8-2 in NEC play and 16-14 overall.

April 15, 2016
Sacred Heart Unravels Late in Series Opening Loss to CCSU
The Sacred Heart baseball team held a 4-1 lead entering the seventh inning before a seven run frame propelled Central Connecticut State to an 11-4 triumph

April 13, 2016
Six Pioneer Programs Earn NCAA Public Recognition Awards
SHU baseball, men's track and field, women's basketball, women's cross country, women's lacrosse and women's tennis teams were recognized

April 12, 2016
Taubl Extends Streak in Shutout of Yale
James Taubl extended his streak of not allowing an earned run to 21.1 innings before four relievers each threw one scoreless frame in Sacred Heart’s second shutout of Yale in two weeks.

April 10, 2016
Sullivan Surpasses Milestone in DH Split at Rider
Jayson Sullivan went 5-8 with three runs scored in the two games, and with a single in the fourth inning of game one, he became the seventh Pioneer in school history to reach 200 career hits.

April 8, 2016
Three-Run Sixth Downs SHU in Series Opener at Rider
All three runs came with two outs in what was the second straight loss for the Pioneers, who still have won seven of nine and are now .500 at 12-12.

April 5, 2016
Tuesday's Baseball Game at Hartford Postponed
A make up date has been announced for May 10.

April 3, 2016
Game Four of Baseball's Series Cancelled
Game four of Sacred Heart’s baseball series with Fairleigh Dickinson was cancelled due to inclement weather on Sunday. No makeup date has been announced.

April 2, 2016
SHU Shutouts FDU in Game One; Ninth Inning Rally Falls Short in Game Two
The loss was the first in Northeast Conference play for the Pioneers, who are now 6-1 in the league and 12-11 overall.

April 1, 2016
Baseball's Win Streak Reaches Six; Pioneers Move to 5-0 in NEC Play
Despite Sacred Heart’s streak of four straight shutouts coming to an end, the offense carried the load with 14 hits in a 9-6 game one victory over Fairleigh Dickinson on Friday afternoon at Harbor Yard, extending the Pioneers’ winning streak to six games as they improve to 5-0 in Northeast Conference play. A tenth win in 12 games, SHU moves over .500 for the first time this season at 11-10.

March 31, 2016
Pending Weather Changes Baseball’s Weekend Series
Scheduled to play a single game with Fairleigh Dickinson on Friday at 3 pm, the two teams will now play a doubleheader with the first pitch still set for 3 pm.

March 29, 2016
Tuesday’s Baseball Game Relocated
The Sacred Heart baseball game scheduled for 3 pm at Harbor Yard today has been relocated to Yale. SHU will now face the Bulldogs at Yale Field in New Haven at 3 pm.

March 29, 2016
Taubl's Six Scoreless at Yale Gives SHU Fourth Straight Shutout
The pitching staff as a whole has now thrown 33.1 scoreless innings in a row.

March 26, 2016
Teller and Sundahl Combine For Third Straight Shutout to Complete Sweep of LIU
The Pioneer pitching staff allowed just two earned runs on 14 hits in 32 innings in the four-game sweep.

March 25, 2016
Long Ball and Pitching Propel Pioneers to Sweep of DH at LIU
The Sacred Heart baseball team hit seven home runs that led to 19 runs and the pitching staff allowed just seven hits over 14 innings of scoreless baseball

March 24, 2016
Cooksey Lifts SHU to Win in NEC Opener at LIU Brooklyn
Cooksey’s lone blemish in seven innings of work was a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth, the lone extra base hit for the Blackbirds on the afternoon. He worked around six hits and three walks to earn his second win of the season.

March 22, 2016
Three Run Eighth Inning the Difference in SHU's 4-2 Loss at Stony Brook
James Taubl went two innings longer than his previous career-long outing by hurling six innings of three-hit ball.

March 21, 2016
Tuesday's Scheduled Home Game Moved to Stony Brook
The two teams will now play at Stony Brook’s Joe Nathan Field on Tuesday at 2:30 pm.

March 19, 2016
Pitching Staff, Led by Sostarich, Help SHU to Split of DH at Villanova
Four Pioneers, highlighted by Johns Sostarich, combined to go 18.1 innings, allowing just ten hits and two earned runs while striking out 18, as SHU won the first game 2-0 to extend its winning streak to four before falling in the nightcap 3-2 in ten innings.

March 18, 2016
Pioneers Comeback at St. Joes's Behind Teller's Relief Performance
Teller's performance paved the way for one run in each the eighth, ninth and tenth inning to give SHU its second straight victory in its last at bat, and third consecutive overall.

March 17, 2016
Baseball's Weekend Schedule Altered
Originally scheduled to play at La Salle on Sunday, the Pioneers will instead play a doubleheader at Villanova on Saturday, where they were originally set to play one game. First pitch for the doubleheader will be at 11:30 am. Friday’s 3 pm game at St. Joseph’s has not been affected.

March 15, 2016
Sacred Heart Walks Off in Home Opener
Cody Doyle’s walk off RBI ground out with the bases loaded was the difference in a 2-1 pitchers dual win over Fordham.

March 11, 2016
Pioneers End Road Trip with Split of Doubleheader
Shutout 5-0 in game one, the Pioneer offense came alive for seven runs in seven innings in game two, and Alex Perry came on for 2.1 innings of scoreless relief to pick up the win, as SHU finished the road trip 2-8.

March 10, 2016
Impending Inclement Weather Forces Third Change to Baseball's Series at Nicholls State
Impending inclement weather forced a third change to Sacred Heart baseball's current series at Nicholls State on Friday. Scheduled to play at 1:30 pm ET today, the two teams will now take the field for a potential doubleheader tonight with first pitch scheduled for 7:00 pm ET. Please stay tuned to SacredHeartPioneers.com for any further potential changes.

March 9, 2016
Impending Inclement Weather Alters Baseball Series at Nicholls State
Due to impending inclement weather, the Sacred Heart baseball series at Nicholls State scheduled to begin on Thursday has been moved up Wednesday. The two teams will play game one of the three-game series on Wednesday afternoon at 4 pm ET, and games two and three on Thursday and Friday at 7 pm ET. Please continue to monitor SacredHeartPioneer.com for any further updates on the schedule.

March 9, 2016
Pioneers Lose in Walkoff at Nicholls State
For the second time in its season-opening road trip, the Sacred Heart baseball team fell victim to a walk off base hit in the bottom of the ninth.

March 8, 2016
Offense Explodes for 20 Hits in First Win of 2016
The 20 hits are tied for SHU’s most since recording 21 against Fairleigh Dickinson April 17, 2011. Seven of the nine Pioneer starters finished with multi-hit games, led by Jayson Sullivan, Victor Sorrento and Alex Perry with three each

March 7, 2016
Sundahl Wins First Career NEC Rookie of the Week Award
Sundhal pitched 4.2 innings without giving up an earned run in two relief appearances.

March 6, 2016
Sundahl Impresses in SHU's 4-0 Series Ending Loss at 16 Ranked Louisiana
Sundahl gave up just two hits in his 3.2 inning of work, while Jayson Sullivan had two of Sacred Heart’s four hits, doubling twice to finish the three-game series 5-12 with three doubles.

March 5, 2016
Pioneers Lead Early; Fall to 16th Ranked Louisiana 9-3
The Sacred Heart baseball team jumped out to a 2-0 first inning, as first three Pioneers to come to the plate all each recorded a hit beginning with Jayson Sullivan’s lead off single. Jesus Medina then doubled to put runners on second and third for Zack Short, who singled to give SHU the early advantage.

March 4, 2016
Sacred Heart Shutout at 16th Ranked Lousiana
Jesus Medina was 1-3 with a double and a walk for Sacred Heart. Brent Teller and Baylor Sundahl each threw scoreless innings of relief without surrendering a hit.

February 28, 2016
Stephen F. Austin Completes Sweep of Pioneers
Victor Sorrento was the lone Pioneer with multiple hits, going 2-4 with the lone RBI on a single in the first to finish the weekend 8-13 with seven RBI’s.

February 27, 2016
Sacred Heart Falls Victim to Two Out Walkoff in Offensive Slugfest
In addition to the 24 runs, the game featured 22 hits, 19 walks, seven hit by pitches and five errors.

February 26, 2016
Sorrento and Schock Homer in Season-Opening Loss at Stephen F. Austin
Two-run home runs from Victor Sorrento and Dan Schock were not enough, as the Sacred Heart baseball team lost its season opener at Stephen F. Austin on Friday night, due in large part to a five-run Lumberjack sixth inning

February 12, 2016
Defending Champion Sacred Heart Edged by Bryant in Preseason Poll
The defending Northeast Conference champion Sacred Heart baseball team received three of a possible six first place votes en route to being selected to finish second in the 2016 Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll released by the league on Friday.

January 25, 2016
Two Join SHU Baseball Class of 2020
Stephen Thibault and Brendan Coffey join Kevin Czapelski, Austin Markmann and Elijah Brown, who committed to the Pioneers in the fall.

January 25, 2016
Mazzoni to Present at Be The Best Coaches' Convention
Sacred Heart Assistant Baseball Coach Wayne Mazzoni will speak at the upcoming Be the Best Baseball and Softball Coaches’ Convention, held at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City, N.J. from Thursday, January 28 through Sunday, January 31.

December 26, 2015
SHU Top 15 of ’15: #6 – Baseball Rallies for NEC Championship
The number six moment is the Sacred Heart baseball team rallying from a one-run deficit in the ninth inning of the Northeast Conference championship game to defeat two-time defending champion Bryant for its third conference title in five years.

December 14, 2015
Three Sign NLI with Sacred Heart Baseball
Kevin Czapelski, Austin Markmann and Elijah Brown join the Pioneers as the first members of the SHU Baseball class of 2020.

November 11, 2015
NEC Champion SHU Baseball Releases 2016 Schedule
The campaign begins with a ten game road trip through Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. SHU begins its NEC title defense at LIU on March 24-26.

October 7, 2015
Four to Captain SHU Baseball in 2015
Fifth-year senior Jeff Stoddard returns to captaincy for a second consecutive year, and will be joined by fellow fifth-year James Cooksey and seniors Jayson Sullivan and Jesus Medina.