Spartan baseball looks to return to championship heights


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The Spartans who missed the playoffs after two straight appearances look to return to winning ways

Last Season Record: 24-15

Last Season UAA Standing: 4-4, tied for second in UAA (Rochester University)

Last Season Standing: Ninth in Mid-Eastern Region

Top UAA Rival: Emory University

Top Rival: Marrietta University

Returning Seniors: Eddie Abramson, Neal Krentz, Lee Penzarella, Connor Tagg, Zack Tobias

Newcomers: 11

Season Kickoff: Feb. 20 at Shenandoah, 12 p.m.

First Home Game: March 25 against Pitt.-Greensburg 3:30 p.m.

Head Coach: Matt Englander (10th Season)

Team Accolades: Six straight seasons of 24 wins or better. 49th best NCAA Division III with .295 batting average and 6.0 runs a game. 3.63 combined team ERA. UAA Champions in 2013, 2014.

Player Accolades: Josh Neal: Team High batting average .309 with 24 RBI. Jake Shields: All-UAA Second Team, All-Mideast Region Third Team. Neal Krentz: Pitched first no-hitter in UAA Championship Tournament Play. Tony Damiano: UAA Baseball Hitter of the Week