Jaspers baseball perfect at home
The Manhattan College men’s baseball team enters the NCAA Division I record books as the only club in the nation to go undefeated at home in 2012.
The Jaspers finished off their perfect 18-0 season at Van Cortlandt Park with a 2-1 win over Siena (18-37, 8-16 in the MAAC) on May 18. It was MC’s seventh straight victory.
Manhattan (29-24, 18-6 MAAC) carries the nation’s fifth longest active win streak into the 2012 MAAC Tournament next week.
The Jaspers are vying for their second straight championship. The top-seeded Jaspers will play either Rider or Fairfield in the opening round on Thursday, May 24 at Joe Bruno Stadium in Troy, N.Y.
In the Siena game, junior starter Taylor Sewitt had another solid pitching performance, winning his third straight start to finish the regular season with a MAAC best 8-1 record. Sewitt went seven innings, striking out five Saints.
Manhattan struck first for the third straight game and did not trail the Saints in the entire three-game series. Joe McClennan, the MAAC reigning Rookie of the Week, had a hot bat against Siena, hitting a team best .455 in the series.
The MAAC tournament is double elimination, running from Thursday, May 24 to Sunday, May 27, if necessary.