2009-10 Archives

  • BRYANT ANNOUNCES STEVE OWENS AS HEAD BASEBALL COACH
    July 15, 2010
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University Director of Athletics Bill Smith is pleased to announce the hiring of two-time MAAC Coach of the Year Steve Owens as the next head coach of the Bulldog baseball program.
  • BRYANT PLACES 65 STUDENT-ATHLETES ON NEC ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL
    July 02, 2010
    SOMERSET, NJ – A total of 65 Bryant University student-athletes have been named to the Northeast Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll, including nine earning Spring Commissioner’s Honor Roll distinction. In addition, men’s tennis junior Cristian Balestrieri (Mar Del Plata, Argentina) and women’s tennis senior Chelsea Downing (Cherry Hills Village, Colo.) were recognized as NEC Spring Scholar-Athletes for 2010.
  • BRYANT BASEBALL, SOFTBALL NAMED 2010 NEC TEAM SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNERS
    June 17, 2010
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- The Northeast Conference (NEC) announced its spring Team Sportsmanship Award winners this afternoon. Monmouth was honored in men’s golf, women’s lacrosse and women’s tennis, while Bryant earned a pair of awards in baseball and softball. Quinnipiac was the women’s outdoor track and field recipient, Robert Morris claimed women’s golf accolades and Saint Francis (PA) earned men’s tennis plaudits.
  • BRYANT ANNOUNCES COACHING CHANGE
    June 11, 2010
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University Director of Athletics Bill Smith has announced today that Jamie Pinzino will no longer serve as the head coach of the baseball program.
  • BASEBALL'S KEVIN BROWN NAMED FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN
    June 09, 2010
    SMITHFIELD, R.I -- Following an outstanding freshman season, the awards continue to roll in for Bryant University baseball standout Kevin Brown (Northborough, Mass./ Algonquin) who was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American for 2010, selected by Collegiate Baseball, Brown was one of 14 freshman outfielders selected, joining players from some of the top Division I baseball programs in the country.
  • BRYANT'S JEFF VIGURS DRAFTED BY CHICAGO CUBS IN 22ND ROUND
    June 08, 2010
    SMITHFIELD, RI – Concluding a brilliant career only a month ago, Bryant University baseball standout Jeff Vigurs (South Windsor, Conn.) will now continue his career at the professional level after he was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 22nd round (670th overall) during Tuesday’s Major League Baseball draft.
  • FIVE BRYANT BASEBALL PLAYERS SELECTED TO NEW ENGLAND ALL-STAR GAME
    June 02, 2010
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University baseball will be well represented this weekend when the 2010 New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) All-Star game takes place at Fenway Park in Boston.
  • BASEBALL PLACES SEVEN ON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM; BROWN AND ALMEIDA TAKE HOME MAJOR AWARDS
    May 26, 2010
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Following a historic season for the Bryant University baseball team, the Bulldogs were rewarded Wednesday, earning seven All-Northeast Conference selections and a trio of majors awards as announced by the league office. Bryant captured three of the four major awards as voted by the league coaches, including Pitcher of the Year in Brent Almeida (Fairhaven, Mass. / Fairhaven) and Rookie of the Year in Kevin Brown (Northborough, Mass. / Algonquin).
  • BASEBALL'S ALMEIDA NAMED NEC PITCHER OF THE WEEK
    May 24, 2010
    SOMERSET, N.J. – For the third straight week, a member of the Bryant University baseball pitching staff has been honored by the Northeast Conference with a weekly award. Senior Brent Almeida (Fairhaven, Mass. / Fairhaven) receives his second weekly honor after pitching the Bulldogs to a win over Sacred Heart last Wednesday, a game that saw the Bulldogs officially clinch the 2010 conference regular season title.
  • BASEBALL CONCLUDES 2010 SEASON IN STYLE WITH 10-1 WIN OVER SACRED HEART
    May 21, 2010
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – After capturing the 2010 Northeast Conference regular season title two days ago, the Bryant University baseball team finished the season in style with a 10-1 win over Sacred Heart, concluding an amazing season for the second year Division I program.
  • PATRIOT LEDGER.COM: Raynham's Campbell nears end of memorable baseball career at Bryant
    May 21, 2010
    Courtesy of Jim Fenton, The Enterprise His first day as a member of the Bryant University baseball team in the fall of 2006 was an eye-opening experience. Nick Campbell of Raynham reported to practice, looked around at his new teammates and noticed immediately how much bigger everyone else was.
  • PROVIDENCE JOURNAL - Ex-Portsmouth Star Dylan Stone
    May 20, 2010
    SMITHFIELD — He started at shortstop for the 2006 Division II state champions and played well enough that season to earn all-division recognition. So where is Dylan Stone of Portsmouth now? Finishing his college career as a member of the most successful class of baseball players in the history of Bryant University and preparing to receive his degree at commencement ceremonies Saturday.
  • BASEBALL PICKS UP A SPLIT WITH SACRED HEART THURSDAY; BULLDOGS WRAP UP 2010 SEASON FRIDAY AT 1 PM
    May 20, 2010
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – A day after clinching its first Northeast Conference regular-season title, the Bryant University baseball team split a doubleheader Thursday afternoon under beautiful sunny skies at the Bryant Baseball Complex. After dropping the opener, 5-1, to the Pioneers, the Bulldogs stormed back to take the second behind the strong pitching of freshman Sal Lisanti, who earned his first complete game with a 14-1 Bryant victory.
  • BASEBALL CAPTURES 2010 NEC REGULAR SEASON TITLE
    May 19, 2010
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. - Senior Brent Almeida pitched his third straight consecutive game to help lead the Bryant Baseball team to a 9-0 win over Sacred Heart Wednesday. The win gives Bryant the 2010 NEC Regular Season Title in just their second year of Division I competition.
  • BASEBALL SERIES VERSUS SACRED HEART TO BE SHOWN LIVE ON BRYANTBULLDOGS.TV
    May 18, 2010
    The Bryant baseball team will be looking to claim their first NEC regular season crown when they take on the visiting Pioneers of Sacred Heart. For the first time ever, fans who cannot make it to the game can watch all the action Wednesday-Friday on a live webcast.
  • BASEBALL'S POLVANI NAMED NEC PITCHER OF THE WEEK
    May 17, 2010
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University senior right hander Eric Polvani (Wallingford, Conn. / Sheehan) has been the Northeast Conference Pitcher of the Week after throwing a gem in last Friday’s 3-0 win over Quinnipiac.
  • BASEBALL HOSTS SACRED HEART WEDNESDAY IN FIRST OF FOUR TO DECIDE FIRST PLACE
    May 17, 2010
    The Bryant University baseball team hosts the Pioneers of Sacred Heart this week in a showdown for first place in the Northeast Conference. Bryant, 22-6 in the NEC, leads second place Sacred eart by three games (19-9) and needs just one win to clinch the regular season title outright.
  • BULLDOGS POUND OUT 19 HITS; SWEEP QUINNIPIAC BEHIND FOUR HITS FROM VIGURS
    May 15, 2010
    HAMDEN, CT—Senior catcher Jeff Vigurs (South Windsor, Conn.) went 4-5 with a double and a RBI as the Bryant University baseball team completed a four-game sweep of Quinnipiac University Saturday afternoon in Hamden, Connecticut, with a 15-11 victory. Freshman pitcher Peter Kelich (Jackson, N.J.) won his NEC-leading 8th decision, pitching 6.2 innings and allowing just three earned runs on 11 hits.
  • POLVANI'S ONE-HITTER LEADS BRYANT PAST QUINNIPIAC AS BULLDOGS TAKE PAIR FRIDAY
    May 14, 2010
    HAMDEN, Conn. – Senior Eric Polvani (Wallingford, Conn. / Sheehan) allowed just one hit through seven innings while striking out nine to lead the Bryant University baseball team to a 3-0 win over Quinnipiac in the first of two victories Friday afternoon at QU Baseball Field.
  • ALMEIDA HURLS ANOTHER GEM; BULLDOGS OPEN UP QUINNIPIAC SERIES WITH IMPRESSIVE 4-1 WIN
    May 13, 2010
    The Bryant baseball team opened up a four-game series at Quinnipiac University Thursday afternoon with a 4-1 victory as senior right handed hurler Brent Almeida (Fairhaven, Mass.) took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning. Bryant (28-21, 19-6) remains three games ahead in the NEC standings over second place Sacred Heart, while the Bobcats—one of many teams vying to make the four-team NEC tournament that begins May 27th—fell to 14-32 and 13-12 in the NEC.
  • BASEBALL'S BRENT ALMEDIA NAMED NEC CO-PITCHER OF THE WEEK
    May 10, 2010
    SOMERSET, N.J. – Thanks to a brilliant performance in last Friday’s 5-0 win at Long Island University, Bryant University senior Brent Almeida (Fairhaven, Mass.) has been named the Northeast Conference Akadema co-Pitcher of the Week.
  • BASEBALL VISITS QUINNIPIAC FOR FOUR GAME SET STARTING THURSDAY
    May 10, 2010
    The Bryant University baseball team returns to action this week with a four-game Northeast Conference series at Quinnipiac University starting Thursday at 3 pm. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Friday and close out the series Saturday with a single game at noon. Bryant enters the week with three game lead in first place in the NEC standings ahead of second place Sacred Heart. The Bulldogs and Pioneers will close out the regular season with a four-game series next week in Smithfield, R.I.
  • BASEBALL DEFEATS LIU 21-2 SUNDAY BEHIND CAMPBELL'S FOUR-HIT PERFORMANCE
    May 09, 2010
    BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Senior Nick Campbell (Raynham, Mass.) went 4-for-4 with four runs scored and three RBIs while freshman Peter Kelich (Jackson, N.J.) picked up his seventh win of the season to lead Bryant to a 21-2 win over Long Island University Sunday, closing out the weekend series taking three of four against the Blackbirds.
  • BASEBALL SPLITS WITH LIU SATURDAY; VIGURS DRIVES IN FOUR RUNS IN 6-1 WIN
    May 08, 2010
    BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Senior catcher Jeff Vigurs drove in four runs in Saturday's 6-1 win in the first of two at Long Island. The Bulldogs and Blackbirds split the NEC doubleheader and will wrap up the weekend series Sunday at 1 pm.
  • BASEBALL OPENS WEEKEND WITH 5-0 WIN OVER LIU; ALMEIDA COMPLETE GAME VICTORY
    May 07, 2010
    BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Brent Almeida (Fairhaven, Mass.) turned in another strong performance on the mound Friday afternoon with a scoreless nine-inning, five-hit outing to lead the Bryant University baseball team to a 5-0 win over Long Island University Friday afternoon at MCU Park in Brooklyn.
  • FRESHMAN BROWN MAKING NATIONAL NOISE
    May 05, 2010
    Bryant University freshmen left fielder Kevin Brown (Northborough, Mass.) was honored as a College Baseball 360 Primetime Performer of the Week after his offensive explosion versus NEC foe Wagner College. Brown was one of 19 players across the nation given the recognition.
  • BULLDOGS DEFEAT INTRASTATE RIVAL BROWN BEHIND WELL-BALANCED OFFENSIVE ATTACK AND STRONG RELIEF PITCHING
    May 05, 2010
    SMITHFIELD-All nine Bulldog starters hit safely as the Bryant University baseball team defeated intrastate rival Brown University (13-31, 10-10 IVY), 9-4, at the Bryant Baseball Complex Wednesday afternoon. In beating the Bears, Bryant (24-20, 15-5 NEC) closed out its 2010 non-conference schedule, as Bryant’s remaining 12 games will be against Northeast Conference competition.
  • BULLDOGS CLIMB TO 4TH IN NEW ENGLAND AFTER STELLAR WEEKEND SWEEP
    May 04, 2010
    The Bryant Baseball team earned a No. 4 Ranking in this week's New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Poll. Last week Bryant compiled a 4-1 record, falling to nationally ranked UConn before sweeping Wagner College over the weekend.
  • SAINTS OUTSLUG BULLDOGS 14-6; SNAP FOUR-GAME WINNING STREAK IN MONDAY’S NON-CONFERENCE SHOWDOWN
    May 03, 2010
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Fresh off a four-game sweep of NEC foe Wagner College, the Bryant University baseball team dropped a 14-6 decision to the Siena Saints in a non-conference showdown on Monday afternoon at the Bryant Baseball Complex.
  • BASEBALL'S BROWN NAMED NEC ROOKIE OF WEEK
    May 03, 2010
    SOMERSET, N.J. - Bryant University freshman Kevin Brown (Northborough, Mass.) was named the Northeast Conference Baseball Rookie of the Week after a brilliant performance over the weekend in a four-game series win over Wagner.
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