Last year BC club baseball had the most successful season in program history, finishing 3rd in regionals behind strong performances from standout performers Nick Assad, Kevin Haley, Tom Clarkson, and Daniel Lu. A special thanks to all of the seniors who graduated in May (Mark Mancuso, Tom Clarkson, Mark Beluk, Daniel Lu, Matt Beauchesne, Gerry Rodriguez, Carter Montgomery, and Nick Assad) who played a pivotal role in the development of the program throughout their time here.
The Eagles returned to campus this past week ready to begin another successful year on and off the field. Their conference schedule officially kicks off on September 22nd and 23rd at home against Sacred Heart. With the preseason training underway, here are some players to watch for the upcoming club baseball season:
Jack Patrina (Sr): Returning as the starting shortstop for the 4th consecutive year, Patrina is hoping to finish his storied club baseball career just the way he started: as a standout performer.
Brett Layman (Sr): Like his partner in crime Patrina, Layman returns to start at 3rd base for the 4th consecutive year as well. A consummate professional and tireless worker, Brett was recently on record as saying he hopes “to continue to improve a little bit every day,” the kind of work ethic which has led to many web gems over the years.
Cameron Miller (Jr): Unfortunately for the program, Miller will be taking his talents to Prague in the spring, so coaches hope to get every possible inning out of his lively arm (which posted an ERA below 1.00 last season) by the end of the fall.
Colin O’Neill (Sr): A standout catcher throughout his career, nobody calls a better game or makes harder contact than O’Neill. The program is lucky to have a player like Colin, who has been a force in the offense throughout his time at BC.
Kevin Haley (So): Haley burst onto the scene as a freshman last year, pitching effectively in multiple key games, including getting the save against Albany to clinch BC’s first conference title in program history. There is never a moment too big for Kevin Haley.