Academy Announces $4 Million Gift For Lower Roosevelt Field ProjectToday, the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) announced that it received a $4 million gift through the USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation (AAF) for major renovations to Lower Roosevelt Field. The project will create a state-of-the-art sports complex at the Academy not only for the baseball field, but soccer and lacrosse surfaces as well.
Mariner Baseball Team Earns ABCA Academic Excellence AwardThe American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) announced the recipients of the 2016 Team Academic Excellence Award on Tuesday and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy baseball squad was one of 140 teams to be honored. This is the inaugural year of this award.
2015-16 Athletic Award Winners Announced; McDaniels And Rose Earn Top AccoladesThe U.S. Merchant Marine Academy held its 2016 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.
Mariners Boast 23 Student-Athletes On Landmark Spring Honor RollThe six U.S. Merchant Marine Academy spring teams garnered a total of 23 student-athletes, collectively, on the Landmark Conference Spring Honor Roll, the league announced on Tuesday morning. In total, 418 student-athletes received recognition from the conference’s nine institutions.
Spinnenweber Earns Second Team All-Landmark AccoladesOn Tuesday, the Landmark Conference announced the postseason awards for baseball and USMMA freshman starting pitcher Andrew Spinnenweber (Pasadena, Md.) was selected by the league head coaches to the Second Team All-Conference.
Tuesday's Baseball Game At Old Westbury CancelledUSMMA's non-conference baseball game that was scheduled for today, Tuesday, May 3, has been cancelled because of unplayable field conditions due to the inclement weather on Long Island. The game will not be made up.
Baseball Loses Home-Finale To Moravian On MondayThe U.S. Merchant Marine Academy baseball team dropped its home-finale to visiting Landmark Conference opponent Moravian, 17-5, on Monday afternoon at Lower Roosevelt Field. The game was a make-up of Sunday’s rainout. The Mariners fall to 11-24 (6-15 Landmark), while the Greyhounds improve to 21-19 (14-7 Landmark).
Mariners Drop Both Games Of Home Landmark Doubleheader To Moravian On Senior DayThe USMMA baseball team lost both games of a home Landmark Conference doubleheader against Moravian on Saturday, as the Mariners were edged in the first game, 2-1, before falling in the second, 5-0. Merchant Marine falls to 11-23 (6-14 Landmark) on the season, while the Greyhounds improve to 20-19 (13-7 Landmark) with the wins.
Baseball Splits Landmark Doubleheader Against Catholic SaturdayThe USMMA baseball team split a Landmark Conference doubleheader against visiting Catholic on Saturday, winning the opener 7-6, before falling the second game, 5-1. The Mariners’ record moves to 11-20 (6-11 Landmark), while the Cardinals’ record moves to 15-18 (6-11 Landmark).
Baseball Beats Rival SUNY Maritime In The Bronx, 12-5The USMMA baseball team traveled just over the Throgs Neck Bridge to face future Skyline Conference rival SUNY Maritime College on Wednesday night and used a hot start to defeat the Privateers, 12-5. With the victory, the Mariners improve to 10-19, while Maritime falls to 19-10.
Mariners Fall In Rubber Game At Elizabethtown On SundayOn Sunday, the USMMA baseball team wrapped up its three-game Landmark Conference series at Elizabethtown by suffering a 17-1 loss to the Blue Jays. In defeat, the Mariners fall to 9-19 (5-10 Landmark), while ETown improves to 18-13 (9-6 Landmark).
Baseball Splits Landmark Doubleheader At ElizabethtownThe USMMA baseball team split a Landmark Conference doubleheader at Elizabethtown on Saturday, dropping the first game, 3-2, but rebounding to take the second, 4-3. The split moves the Mariners’ record to 9-18 (5-9 Landmark).
Baseball Falls To Scranton In Series Finale On WednesdayThe USMMA baseball team closed out its Landmark series with Scranton on Wednesday afternoon losing by the score of 11-0. With the loss, the Mariners fall to 8-17 (4-8 Landmark) on the year and the Royals improve to 11-12 (6-6 Landmark).
Spinnenweber Named Landmark Pitcher Of The WeekOn Monday, the Landmark Conference announced that USMMA freshman starting pitcher Andrew Spinnenweber (Pasadena, Md.) was named the league’s Pitcher of the Week for the week ending April 10. The honor, which is the first of the rookie’s career, comes after his performance in the second game of the Mariners’ doubleheader sweep of Landmark opponent Scranton on Sunday.
Mariners Sweep Scranton Sunday In Landmark DoubleheaderThe U.S. Merchant Marine Academy baseball team took two Landmark Conference games in a league doubleheader over Scranton on Sunday afternoon, winning the opener 11-4, before coming out on top in the second game, 9-2. The victories improve the Mariners to 8-16 (4-7 Landmark), while the Royals fall to 10-12 (5-6 Landmark).
Baseball Loses Non-Conference Game At Staten Island, 9-6Despite a late rally with five runs in the last four innings, the USMMA baseball team dropped a non-conference tilt at the College of Staten Island on Wednesday night by the final score of 9-6. The loss drops the Mariners to 6-16 on the season, while the Dolphins improve to 12-9.
Mariners Drop Rubber Game To Susquehanna On SundayThe USMMA baseball team lost the rubber game of its three-game Landmark Conference series on Sunday to visiting Susquehanna University, 25-7, at Lower Roosevelt Field. In defeat, the Mariners fall to 6-15 (2-7 Landmark), while the Crusaders improve to 15-9 (8-1 Landmark).
Baseball Splits Doubleheader Against First-Place SusquehannaThe USMMA baseball team split its Landmark Conference doubleheader against first-place Susquehanna on Saturday at Lower Roosevelt Field. The Mariners bested the Crusaders, 13-5, in the opener for their first win over Susquehanna since 2013, however, despite a late rally, the Crusaders took the second game, 6-4. Merchant Marine’s record moves to 6-14 (2-6 Landmark), while Susquehanna moves to 14-9 (7-1 Landmark).
Mariners Sink St. Joseph’s (L.I.), 11-5, With Strong Late InningsOn Thursday, the USMMA baseball team hosted St. Joseph’s of Long Island in a non-conference showdown at Lower Roosevelt Field and used a strong late-inning comeback to top the Golden Eagles, 11-5. The win improves the Mariners to 5-13, while SJC falls to 9-6 in defeat.
Baseball Swept By Drew Saturday In Landmark DoubleheaderThe U.S. Merchant Marine Academy baseball team lost both games of a Landmark Conference doubleheader on Saturday to visiting Drew University – dropping the opener 3-2, before falling in the second game, 4-2. The losses drop the Mariners to 4-12 (1-5 Landmark), while the Rangers improve to 9-10 (3-3 Landmark) after their three-game sweep.
Mariners Win Home-Opener Over John Jay, 16-14, In Eight InningsThe U.S. Merchant Marine Academy baseball team won its home-opener over visiting, non-conference foe John Jay College, 16-14, at Lower Roosevelt Field on Tuesday. The victory, which came in a darkness-shortened eight innings, improves the Mariners’ record to 4-9 on the season, while the Bloodhounds fall to 1-12.
Baseball Drops Rubber-Game At Juniata On SundayThe USMMA baseball team lost the rubber-game of its Landmark-opening series against Juniata on Sunday, 9-8, in walk-off fashion in the bottom of the ninth after rallying to tie the score in the top of the ninth. The Mariners fall to 3-9 (1-2 Landmark) in defeat, while the Eagles improve to 5-9 (2-1 Landmark).
Baseball Drops Opener At Juniata; Wins Second Game For SpiltThe USMMA baseball team split a Landmark Conference doubleheader on Saturday at Juniata – losing the first game, 9-0, but responding with a 5-1 win in the second. The Mariners' record moves to 3-8 (1-1 Landmark), while the Eagles move to 4-9 (1-1 Landmark).
Mariners Fall To Baruch, 7-1, Tuesday AfternoonThe U.S. Merchant Marine Academy baseball team lost its first game in New York this season, 7-1, to non-conference opponent Baruch on Tuesday afternoon at MCU Park in Coney Island. In defeat, the Mariners fall to 2-7 on the season, while the Bearcats improve to 5-7.
Baseball Splits Final Doubleheader In Florida With GettysburgThe USMMA baseball team split its doubleheader with Gettysburg College on Saturday in its final day of action at the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic. Led by a complete game victory by junior Patrick Morgan (Roxboro, N.C.), the Mariners took game one, 6-2, but lost the second game, 4-2. With the split, Merchant Marine’s record moves to 2-6 overall, while the Bullets move to 7-4.
Mariners Drop Single Game To Wabash, 6-5, Friday MorningThe U.S. Merchant Marine Academy baseball team lost a single, nine-inning game to Wabash, 6-5, on Friday morning in its fourth day of competition down at the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic in Florida. The Mariners fall to 1-5 on the young season, while the Little Giants improve to 4-7.
Baseball Swept By Elms On WednesdayOn Wednesday, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy baseball team continued action in the 2016 Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic down in Florida with a doubleheader against Elms College. The Mariners were edged by the Blazers, 3-2, in the first game, before falling by the final score of 5-1 in the second of the twin-bill. In defeat, the Mariners fall to 1-4 overall on the season, while Elms wins their sixth and seventh straight games to improve to 7-1.
Baseball Splits Season-Opening Doubleheader With Coast GuardThe USMMA baseball team opened the 2016 season on Sunday with a doubleheader against arch-rival Coast Guard in the Mariners’ first contests of the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic down in Florida. Merchant Marine dropped the first game, 7-6, but rebounded to take the second, 5-4, setting up a rubber game on Monday for the point in the standings towards the 2015-16 Superintendents’ Trophy.
Notebaert Releases 2016 Baseball ScheduleOn Wednesday, USMMA baseball eighth-year head coach Michael Notebaert announced the scheduled for the Mariners’ upcoming 2016 season. The slate features 38 regular season games, including 15 at home at Lower Roosevelt Field, 15 road games and eight neutral site games down in Fort Myers, Fla., as part of the 2016 Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic.
Six Mariners Selected To Landmark Conference Spring All-Sportsmanship TeamsBack in May, the Landmark Conference announced the league’s spring season All-Sportsmanship Teams and USMMA had six student-athletes selected to the squads for their displays of sportsmanship throughout the season. The All-Sportsmanship Team includes one student-athlete from each institution for each sport and is selected by the players and coaches from their respective team.