The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) announced the recipients of the 2017 Team Academic Excellence Award last week and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy baseball squad was one of 221 teams to be honored. This is the second-straight year that the program has achieved this praise.
The Skyline Conference released the Academic Honor Rolls for this past 2016-17 winter and spring seasons on Monday and USMMA had 44 student-athletes honored on the lists, which includes two who were honored both in the winter season and the spring season.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy held its 2017 Awards Convocation on Friday morning at the Ackerman Auditorium as part of Graduation Weekend festivities. Four major athletic award winners were announced during the ceremony – the Male and Female Athletes of the Year as well as the two Coaches of the Year – along with a number of other athletic awards and honors.
Earlier this month, the Landmark Conference announced that three former U.S. Merchant Marine Academy baseball student-athletes were named to the league’s All-Decade Team – Warren Hartmann ’14, Danny Collins ‘14 and Davey May ’09.
On Tuesday, the Skyline Conference announced the postseason award winners and the All-Conference teams for baseball and USMMA had three student-athletes represent the Academy on the All-Skyline Second Team – senior pitcher Nathan Slusarczyk (Woodbury, N.J.), junior utility player Michael Barnes (Alexandria, Va.) and sophomore third baseman Kyle Cunningham (Panama City Beach, Fla.).
The sixth-seeded USMMA baseball team was eliminated from the Skyline Conference Tournament on Saturday after losing both its games out at top-seeded St. Joseph’s of Long Island. The Mariners dropped a marathon heart-breaker, 8-7, in 15 innings to second-seeded SUNY Maritime in the opener and then lost the first elimination game, 7-4, to fifth-seeded Mount St. Mary.
After its 2-0 victory over Farmingdale State in the opening round of the Skyline Tournament on Wednesday, the USMMA baseball team qualified for the four-team, double-elimination tourney that will determine the 2017 Skyline Champion this weekend.
Sophomore Andrew Spinnenweber (Pasadena, Md.) tossed a complete-game two-hit shutout to lift the sixth-seeded USMMA baseball team to a 2-0 road victory over #3 Farmingdale State on Wednesday afternoon in opening round action of the Skyline Tournament.
On Monday, the Skyline Conference announced that USMMA freshman Matt Mundorf (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) was named the league’s Baseball Rookie of the Week. Additionally, senior pitcher Nathan Slusarczyk (Woodbury, N.J.) earned a spot on the weekly honor roll. The accolades come after the duo’s performances in the Mariners’ 4-3 week last week.
On Sunday, the USMMA baseball team swept a Skyline Conference doubleheader from visiting Yeshiva University – winning the first game 14-0 in seven innings before taking the second by a final of 16-4. With the wins, the Mariners improve to 12-17 (9-9 Skyline), while the Macabees fall to 0-15 (0-12 Skyline).
The USMMA baseball team split its fifth-straight Skyline Conference doubleheader on Saturday, winning the first game at Mount St. Mary, 8-0, before dropping the second, 2-1. With the split, the Mariners move to 10-17 (7-9 Skyline) on the season, while the Knights go to 6-23 (4-8 Skyline).
The USMMA baseball team lost to visiting non-conference opponent NYU, 4-3, on Wednesday afternoon at Lower Roosevelt Field. The loss drops the Mariners to 9-16 overall on the season, while the Violets improve to 15-9.
The Skyline Conference announced early Tuesday morning that USMMA senior Nathan Slusarczyk (Woodbury, N.J.) was named the league’s Pitcher of the Week for his performance in the game one win over St. Joseph’s-L.I. on Saturday. This is the second time this season that the lefty earned this honor, as he did so back on March 13 as well.
The USMMA baseball team split a home Skyline Conference doubleheader with St. Joseph’s of Long Island at Lower Roosevelt Field on Saturday afternoon. The Mariners took the first game in walk-off fashion, 1-0, in the bottom of the ninth inning, but the Golden Eagles won the second game 3-2.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy baseball team won a non-conference contest over visiting Lehman College, 13-2, on Thursday at Lower Roosevelt Field. With the victory, the Mariners improve to 8-14, while the Lightning falls to 6-16.
On Monday night, the Skyline Conference announced that USMMA freshman Wyatt Wilson (Chandler, Ariz.) was named the league’s baseball Rookie of the Week for the week ending April 9. The honor comes after Wilson’s performances in the Mariners’ six Skyline games last week, in which the squad went 3-3.
The USMMA baseball team lost the opener of its Skyline Conference doubleheader with Mount St. Vincent by the final score of 7-3, but rebounded to take the second game from the Dolphins, 10-2, on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Lower Roosevelt Field. With the split, the Mariners’ record moves to 7-14 (5-7 Skyline), while CMSV goes to 7-15 (3-5 Skyline).
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy baseball team traveled out to the campus of St. Joseph’s College of Long Island in Suffolk County to take on Skyline Conference opponent St. Joseph’s of Brooklyn in a doubleheader. After dropping the opener, 3-1, the Mariners bounced back to take the second game, 6-4. With the split, USMMA moves to 6-13 (4-6 Skyline), while the Bears’ record is now 8-9 (7-3 Skyline).
Due to poor field conditions at CSI's Baseball Complex, the USMMA baseball road game against Staten Island that was scheduled for this evening at 6:30 p.m. has been postponed. No make-up date has been determined as of yet. Check the USMMA Baseball Schedule Page for any further details.
USMMA sophomore Jesse Reinebold (Granger, Ind.) was selected to the Skyline Conference baseball weekly honor roll, the league announced on Monday. The accolade comes after the Mariners’ three home games last week.
The USMMA baseball team split a Skyline Conference doubleheader at Old Westbury on Monday – winning the first game, 17-5, before dropping the second, 9-3. The Mariners’ record moves to 5-12 (3-5 Skyline), while the Panthers move to 12-10 (4-4 Skyline).
The USMMA baseball team lost a pair of Skyline Conference games to visiting SUNY Maritime on Sunday – dropping the first game 13-2 in seven innings, before losing the second by a 6-5 count. The sweep drops the Mariners’ record to 4-12 (2-4 Skyline), while the Privateers improve to 11-7 (6-0 Skyline).
More foul weather in the New York Metropolitan Area has forced another postponement on the USMMA baseball schedule, as Saturday’s Skyline Conference doubleheader at Old Westbury has to be moved due to the rainy weather all day Friday that is expected to continue into Saturday.
The USMMA baseball team lost its home-opener to non-conference opponent John Jay, 9-8, on Thursday at Lower Roosevelt Field. The defeat drops the Mariners’ record to 4-9 on the season, while the Bloodhounds improve to 3-9.
The already rescheduled non-conference baseball game against John Jay College that was moved to today – Wednesday, March 29, has been postponed once again due to unplayable field conditions from the rain storm that passed through the USMMA area all day on Tuesday.
The Skyline Conference announced their weekly award winners Monday evening and four USMMA student-athletes earned recognition on their respective sports’ weekly honor rolls – senior James Hicks (Haddon Heights, N.J.) for tennis, junior pitcher Justus Martin (Eaton, Colo.) for baseball, classmate Nick Treon (Danville, Pa.) for men’s lacrosse and sophomore Meredith Willard (Portland, Maine) for women’s lacrosse.
The USMMA baseball team swept its Skyline Conference doubleheader up at Purchase College on Sunday, taking the first game with a 6-0 shutout before winning a see-saw battle of a second game, 9-8. The Mariners improve to 4-8 on the season (2-2 Skyline), while the Panthers fall to 0-5 (0-2 Skyline) with the losses.
The USMMA baseball team lost its first two Skyline Conference games of the year at Farmingdale State on Friday, losing the first game, 12-4, before dropping the second, 5-0. The two losses drop the Mariners’ record to 2-8 (0-2 Skyline) on the season, while the Rams improve to 5-7 (2-0) with the victories.