March 25, 2014

Pioneers Ranked Fourth in New England Baseball Poll

FAIRFIELD, Conn – The Sacred Heart baseball team has been voted fourth in the first New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) poll of the season. The University of Connecticut tops the poll, while NEC rival Bryant comes in at number two.

The Pioneers are out to an excellent start to the 2014 season, sitting at a game over .500 at 9-8 with series wins over Tulane, Fordham, and Cornell. This past weekend the Pioneers swept Cornell in a four-game series with doubleheaders played on Long Island and in Brooklyn. Senior right-hander Kody Kerski (Waterbury, CT) has led the way for SHU this season, notching an impressive 3-0 record with a 0.33 ERA in 27.1 innings. Offensively, freshman Zack Short (Hurley, NY), and sophomore Jayson Sullivan (Charlton, NY) have paced the Pioneers. Short is batting .350 with an impressive .451 on base percentage, while Sullivan is batting .303 with a team-high two home runs.

The Pioneers have already garnered six NEC weekly awards this season and will begin conference play on April 4th against Fairleigh Dickinson. Sacred Heart will head to Stony Brook tomorrow afternoon for a 3:30 start.

Full Poll:

  1. UCONN (4)
  2. Bryant (4)
  3. Northeastern
  4. 4.   Sacred Heart
  5. Hartford

Others receiving votes: UMASS-Lowell, Dartmouth, Maine