The LIU Blackbirds returned from our 2011 Spring Break trips excited about the 2011 season.
After splitting four games with the Big 12′s Kansas State, we traveled to Orlando, FL for the RussMatt Invitational. This is our 2nd year at the Russ Matt and we love it. There is always a wide range of opponents from the Northeast as well as the Mid-West. We split four games in Orlando and finished a modest 4-4 on the trip
Tyler Jones, Drew Walsh, Sam Sciamarelli, Peter Leonello and Tito Marrero all had productive trips for us at the plate.
Justin Topa, Matt McCormick, Brad Reimer, Emerson Morillo, Evan Zerff, Chris Franzese and Skye Freeman all threw the ball well for the Blackbirds.
The Fresman trio of Matt Molbury, Peter Leonello and Diego Perez have all been outstanding so far this season. Leonello imparticular has shown that he is an impact player at this level. Molbury has shown the ability to be a clutch, contact hitter and Perez has shown Gold Glove ability at 3B as well as, the knack for driving in runs.
This week we return home for our Home Opener Wednesday against St. Peyr’s College. Then it’s back on the road against a tough Sacred Heart club in Northeast Confrence play.
Our players are looking forward to the challenge of the Northeast Conference Schedule.