Comei’s 5-for-5 Day Sends WPI Past Nichols For Fourth-Straight Win

Nick Comei
WPI’s Nick Comei went 5-for-5 on Tuesday as the Engineers defeated Nichols College in non-conference action. (PHOTO CREDIT: WPI Athletics)

By Matt Noonan (@MattNoonan11) 

WPI senior Nick Comei enjoyed his best game of the 2017 season thus far, going 5-for-5 this afternoon as the Engineers defeated Nichols, 11-7, en route to their fourth-straight victory.

The Haverhill, Massachusetts native smacked a season-best five hits, while recording a trio of runs for the second consecutive contest. Additionally, he recorded a pair of doubles – it was the second time Comei reached second base twice in a game this season – while hitting his third home run of the season, too.

Comei also drove in a season-best four runs – he has now recorded 18 RBI, which is good for second on the squad. Sophomore Steven Gallagher leads the Engineers with 21 RBI.

WPI led, 3-1, after the opening frame before pushing ahead 6-1 after two innings of play. Comei tallied his initial RBI of the contest in the bottom of the second, driving home sophomore Ryan Tropeano. He would record three more RBI before the contest concluded.

The Engineers return to the diamond on Friday when they host Brandeis University before hopping into New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play with a Saturday double-header against Wheaton College. The first game of the double-header is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m.

After a pair of games with the Lyons, WPI will close out the month with back-to-back home dates against Emerson College (Mar. 28th) and Fitchburg State (Mar. 30th).

Report: Former Wheaton Baseball Alum – Chris Denorfia – Signs With Cubs

By Matt Noonan 

The first day of 2015 will go down as an important date in Wheaton College (Mass.) history as  Chris Denorfia – an alum and former member of the Lyons’ baseball team from 1999-2002 – has signed a free agent contract with the Chicago Cubs, according to reports.

On Wednesday, December 31, FOX Sports‘ Ken Rosenthal tweeted that Denorfia was conversing with the ball club about a one-year deal.

Additional tweets and reports about the acquisition followed, but on Thursday, January 1, the Chicago Tribune tweeted and confirmed that the Cubs had signed the former San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners outfielder.

Prior to the Chicago Tribune‘s post about the signing, John Baker – a former catcher for the Cubs – initially broke the news of the signing, which was picked up by various media outlets, including Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

Denorfia entered the majors as a member of Cincinnati Reds in 2005. He played in 18 games and made 44 plate appearances, recording 10 hits, three doubles, one home run, two RBI, and one stolen base. He also played for the Oakland A’s (2008, 2009), Padres (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), but was traded last summer to the Mariners (2014).

In nine years in the majors, he’s recorded 271 runs, 530 hits, 92 doubles, 16 triples, 38 home runs, 178 RBI and 56 stolen bases.

POLL: Will You Cheer For Kevin Youkilis?

Will you be cheering or booing Kevin Youkilis on Monday at Fenway Park? (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for Noontime Sports)

By NoontimeSports.com 

The Boston Red Sox return home to Fenway Park on Monday, and will begin a four-game series with the Chicago White Sox.

Don’t consider this a regular season series because Bostonians and New Englanders will be forced to watch their team’s former first and third basemen, Kevin Youkilis, sporting black and white instead of red and white.

So, we’re curious… will you be cheering for Youk or booing him?

Don’t worry… we won’t share this with Mr. Bobby Valentine, we promise, but we’d like to know how you’ll react to Mr. Youkilis once his name is announced over the public address system.

Answer our poll questions below and feel free to leave comments, too!

Futures Collegiate Baseball League Unveils 2012 Schedule

Baseball season is right around the corner! (Photo Credit: free-extras.com)

By NoontimeSports.com 

The Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL) announced their upcoming 2012 schedule on Wednesday, which will begin on June 7 and conclude on August 9.

This year, the league has added five new squads, the Brockton Rox, Pittsfield Suns, Wachusett Dirt Dawgs, Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide, and North Shore Navigators, who’ll join Martha’s Vineyard, Torrington, Nashua and Seacoast.

Each team will play 54 games, (27 home, 27 road), as well as compete for four possible playoff spots, too.

The League will also host an All-Star Game, which will take place in Nashua, New Hampshire on Thursday, July 26.

For more information on the 2012 season – CLICK HERE for the press release.