The USMMA baseball team will play a fall exhibition game October 5 against Briarcliffe College in Holtsville, NY, game time is still to be announced. The Merchant Marine roster will showcase the new freshmen on the team along with the veteran seniors as the junior and sophomore classes will still be at sea. Briarcliffe competes in the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association) and was the 2010 and 2011 National Champions.
The Mariners will take to the field after one of the most successful seasons in program history, claiming its first-ever share of the Landmark Conference Regular Season Championship in 2013. Merchant Marine also boasts four returning All-Conference players, including Player of the Year Warren Hartmann (Wyckoff, NJ), and Landmark Conference Coach of the Year Michael Notebaert.