Villanova unveils baseball schedule for 2020 season

December 10, 2019

Looking to bounce back after a tough 2019 season, the Villanova Wildcats unveiled their 2020 baseball schedule on Tuesday. The Wildcats open the season with a three-game set at Arizona State beginning on February 14 before heading to North Carolina the following weekend to participate in a tournament hosted by Campbell University. Villanova will then play nine straight games in Florida, including a four-game set as part of the Snowbird…


A two-way prospect and an All-American transfer highlight newest additions for Saint Joseph's

November 26, 2019

Saint Joseph’s announced on Monday the addition of nine players to the baseball program for the upcoming 2020 season. The class includes freshmen Brandon Drapeau, Nick Embleton, Adam Fine, Peter Gallo, Alec Rodriguez, Patrick Shearer, Luca Trigiani, and Cam Walker, and junior transfer Noah Weber. “The collective group of 2020 newcomers is very solid, with several players that could make an immediate impact, even with a veteran group returning,” head…


La Salle unveils 56-game slate for 2020 season

November 20, 2019

La Salle University unveiled its 2020 schedule on Wednesday, aiming to build on the success of a 25-win campaign from 2019. The Explorers open the season on Friday, Feb. 14 in South Carolina with a three-game weekend set at Furman. The club will then come home for the home opener on Saturday, Feb. 22 with a doubleheader against Hofstra. The Explorers open Atlantic 10 conference play at Richmond on March…


La Salle's Connor Hinchliffe signs a deal with hometown Phillies

June 8, 2019

It’s been a whirlwind year for hurler Connor Hinchliffe, and now the La Salle product is set to join his hometown organization at the professional level. He signed a deal with the Phillies on Friday. “I’m incredibly grateful to play professional baseball,” Hinchliffe said in a release from La Salle athletics. “A year ago this was something I never thought was possible, and to be given the opportunity to play…


Penn's Matt O'Neill selected by the New York Mets in 20th round of MLB Draft

June 6, 2019

Matt O’Neill finished out his senior year with some excellent numbers and now has an opportunity to carry his game to the next level and play professionally. The New York Mets selected O’Neill on Wednesday in the 20th round of the 2019 Major League Draft. He’s the fifth player to be drafted under current Quakers head coach John Yurkow and the 14th Penn player to be drafted since 1991. O’Neill…


Philadelphia prospect Sammy Siani drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates

June 4, 2019

Penn Charter outfielder Sammy Siani was sitting with his family on Monday night watching the MLB first-year player draft. He had a feeling he might hear his name called, but there was some uncertainty as to when. Then it happened. Siani watched as his name appeared on the screen, selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the 37th overall pick. “Speechless,” Siani said when asked of his reaction after receiving the…


Hood, Levins, Cossetti, and Kingsbury highlight Philadelphia Baseball Review's All-Philadelphia Region D-I Team

May 30, 2019

In one of the more exciting seasons in recent memory at the D-I level in Philadelphia, three programs entered the final stretch of the regular season with realistic odds of reaching their respective conference tournaments. Some talent will certainly leave the circuit as top-notch seniors like Ben Faso and Matt O’Neill graduate, but future stars such as Josh Hood and Andrew Cossetti should continue to keep things interesting in the…


Connor Hinchliffe named NCAA D-I Reliever of the Year by the Philadelphia Baseball Review

May 28, 2019

The Philadelphia Baseball Review announced on Tuesday that La Salle senior Connor Hinchliffe is the publication’s NCAA Division I Reliever of the Year. Hinchliffe tied the Explorers’ record for saves in a season with 13, ending the regular season ranked seventh in the nation in the category and first in the A-10. Hinchliffe also led the league in appearances with 28 this season, the second most in team history. He…


Penn's Josh Hood named Freshman of the Year by the Philadelphia Baseball Review

May 28, 2019

The Philadelphia Baseball Review announced on Tuesday that Penn shortstop Josh Hood is the publication’s NCAA Division I Freshman of the Year. The unanimous Ivy League Rookie of the Year put up some outstanding numbers, finishing the year with 42 RBIs to go along with a .331 batting average. He led the Quakers with eight homers and finished with 17 multi-hit games. The Richland, N.J. native earned USA Baseball’s Golden…


Penn Sweeps: Scafidi and O'Neill named Philadelphia-area D-I Pitcher and Player of the Year by the Philadelphia Baseball Review

May 21, 2019

Though the Quakers didn’t reach the Ivy League championship, the club pieced together a solid spring and was in contention for the postseason up until the final two weeks of the season. The offense was the best in the region and ranked No. 2 in the nation in team batting average (.334), No. 4 in OBP (.422), and No. 9 in slugging (.497). Though there were several offensive threats, including…