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Baseball 2017 Season Preview

Photo by Lianne Yun '18
Photo by Lianne Yun '18

2017 SEASON OUTLOOK

The Wesleyan University baseball team is looking to reach the NESCAC Tournament for the fifth consecutive season, and will count on 12 upperclassmen (six seniors, six juniors) to lead the way with a roster that features 17 newcomers. 


COACHES CORNER WITH MARK WOODWORTH


This year's team will look to fill the void left by four starting position players, including 2016 NESCAC Player of the Year Marco Baratta, as well as Guy Davidson, who finished his career with 183 hits, ranking fourth all-time. Head coach Mark Woodworth, who will begin his 16th season at his alma mater, will return 22 players from last year's team.

The Cardinals will open their season on March 12th against Salem St. in Arizona as part of their annual Spring Break trip. They will play a total of 12 games which will be divided up between games in Arizona and California. The team will return to the northeast on Wednesday, March 29th as they will host Eastern Conn. St. at 4 p.m. Their schedule will feature 11 home contests and 13 road games with six doubleheaders. 

MEET THE TEAM 

HEAD COACH MARK WOODWORTH:

"This will be an exciting year as we look to continue the great tradition of Wesleyan Baseball. We have an exceptional returning group that has been integral in two NESCAC titles and numerous big games. They will be joined by an outstanding freshman class that will make both an immediate and long-term impact on the program. The leadership and chemistry and work ethic they continue to show is at the core of the program's mission, and will serve us well as we go through the season."