The Saint Joseph's baseball team opened its 2019 season on Friday by splitting a pair of games at UNC Wilmington's Brooks Field. The Hawks fell to VMI in the first contest of the day, but rebounded to snap UNCW's 10-year opening day winning streak in the second game.
As the calendar turns to February, sports reports begin counting down the days until Major League pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training before the new season. This week, those countdowns have reached their ends; camps are opening up across Florida and Arizona.
The Saint Joseph's baseball program will host its 10th annual Lead-Off Dinner and Hall of Fame Induction on Saturday, February 9, 2019. This year's Hall of Fame inductees are Craig Eddinger '75 and Jason Hamilton. In addition, longtime athletic director Don DiJulia will be presented with the Harry Booth Award, the 2018 team award winners will be honored, and members of the 2019 squad will be introduced. Philadelphia Phillies broadcaster Scott Franzke will once again serve as the Master of Ceremonies.
Saint Joseph's baseball head coach Fritz Hamburg has announced the program's schedule for the upcoming 2019 season. The Hawks are set to take on a competitive slate once again with an eye toward reaching the Atlantic 10 Championship, to be held at Fordham in May.
Saint Joseph's head coach Fritz Hamburg has announced the addition of seven student-athletes to the Hawk baseball program in time for the 2019 season. Andrew Cossetti, Mike Falco, Chris Skermo, Luke Smith, Nate Thomas, Blaise Venancio, and Luke Zimmerman will all look to contribute to the Hawk squad in the coming year.
Saint Joseph's baseball head coach Fritz Hamburg has announced that Pete O'Hara, who served the program as a volunteer coach last season, has been promoted to assistant coach. Greg Manco, the program's director of operations, will now serve as a volunteer coach for the Hawks.
A number of Saint Joseph's baseball student-athletes found success during the offseason playing in various summer leagues across the country. "Each summer, we are working to place our players in various summer leagues around the country, and this past summer was no exception," head coach Fritz Hamburg said. "We had many players working on their game in various regions.