Thursday, May 28, 2009

Oxford Education: Monmouth Hawks

■ Offical Website: GoMUHawks.com

Schedule & Results

Roster

Statistics
- Team BA: .323
- Team ERA: 5.32
- Top 2 pitchers:
Ryan Buch: 7-4, 4.11 ERA, 72.1 IP, 31 BB, 87 SO, 7 HR
BrettBrach: 7-2, 4.61 ERA, 68.1 IP, 12 BB, 69 SO, 10 HR

Media Guide

■ As of Tuesday morning, Monmouth's RPI is ranked 195th and their ISR is 195th (Boyd'sWorld). Their Strength of Schedule is ranked 264th (out of 300 teams).

■ The newspaper of record for Monmouth sports seems to be the Asbury Park Press.
According to a Monday article, Monmouth will be pitching Brett Brach in Game 1 against Mississipi, not the more highly touted Ryan Buch.

■ Monmouth's ace, Ryan Buch, played with Mizzou's Greg Folgia in summer ball, for the Quakerstown Blazers.

■ Buch is projected to be drafted in the early rounds this June:

The Monmouth University product has been throwing 91-93 consistently and has an average curveball which shows flashes of being very good and a decent change up. The inconsistency of Buch's curveball prevents him from rising on draft boards, but [ESPN] still projects him in between the 3rd and 5th rounds. baseballrumormill.com)
MU baseball preview (APP.com):
Monmouth senior second baseman Chris Collazo, a Wall High School graduate who led the Hawks with a .375 average, said Monmouth’s potent attack was no shock to him. “”I knew we were going to swing the bats good this year from Day One in the Fall,”said the 2009 NEC Tournament MVP. “”Everyone on our team is a quality hitter and a tough out,” Collazo said. . “”Eventhe guys who aren’t hitting .300 are still tough outs. ”‘We wear other team’s pitching down, score a lot of runs.’
Red Cup Rebellion has some humorous thoughts on Monmouth:
Comes he to you from New Jersey with wins - 32 of them and an aweful Northeastern Conference Tournament victory. Cower in his eerie yellow stare. He has defeated your puny Navy and slain mighty Rutgers, Princeton, and New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is, verifiably, the king of Garden State baseball.

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