College | Story | 2/8/2019

Conference Preview: Northeast

Jheremy Brown        
Photo: Ryan Ward (Bryant Athletics)

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Predicted Order of Finish

Overall/conference win-loss records from 2018 indicated | * Denotes projected conference automatic bid

No. Team W L W L
1 Bryant* 32 23 21 7
2 LIU Brooklyn 31 26 16 12
3 Wagner 38 18 21 7
4 Mount St. Mary's 21 33 15 13
5 Sacred Heart 17 35 12  16
6 Central Connecticut 18 28 11 16
7 Fairleigh Dickinson 10 37 26

Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Evan McDonald Sr. Fairleigh Dickinson .289-9-30; 3-year starter, phys. middle of order stick
1B Chris Wright Jr. Bryant .313-5-36; two-way potential with FB into low-90s
2B Alex Kriss Sr. Mount St. Mary's .305-5-22; team best 61 base hits, 2nd Team All-NEC
3B Alex Briggs Jr. LIU Brooklyn .276-8-43; 1st Team NEC pick, strength plays, 13 2Bs
SS Patrick Causa Sr. Mount St. Mary's .316-6-47; offensive leader, 17 2Bs second in NEC
OF Ryan Ward So. Bryant .409-8-52; outstanding hit tool & approach,  22 2Bs 
OF Andrew Smith Sr. LIU Brooklyn .293-5-34; sets tempo of offense, advanced approach
OF James Ciliento Jr. Bryant .377-3-31; 1st Team NEC '18, 14 2Bs, natural barrel
DH Freddy Sabido Sr. Wagner .300-6-44; easy leverage w/ 6-7 frame, LH swing w/ pop
UT Jimmy Titus RS-So. Bryant .296-8-42*; healthy in '19, plenty of juice, smooth def.
SP Neil Abbatiello Sr. Wagner 3.30, 87.1 IP, 79:33; veteran arm, FR. starter, tight SL
SP Tyler Mattison So. Bryant 3.40, 53 IP, 53:21; low-90s FB, projects, big potential
SP Zach Pederson Sr. LIU Brooklyn 3.97, 79.1 IP, 62:29; sharp command, solid 1st year
SP Steve Theetge Sr. Bryant 4.02, 87.1 IP, 70:33; big #s in NEC '18, seasoned arm
RP Nick Robino Jr. Wagner 3.09, 46.2 IP, 56:25; 7 SV, FB into low-90s, .206 BAA

* Stats from 2017 season

Player of the Year: Ryan Ward, of, Bryant
Pitcher of the Year: Tyler Mattison, rhp, Bryant
Freshman of the Year: Jake Gustin, 2b, Bryant

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