2008-09 Archives

  • BRYANT BASEBALL OCTOBER SCOUT DAY MOVED TO OCT. 25
    September 03, 2009
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- The Bryant University Baseball staff is pleased to announce its annual October Scout Day, to be held on the campus of Bryant University on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009. This one-day event will take place at the Bryant Baseball Complex in Smithfield, R.I. and will begin with registration from 8-8:30 a.m. The event will start at 8:45 a.m.
  • BERLIN'S GRISWOLD FINDING SUCCESS AT BRYANT
    July 06, 2009
    When Plainville's David Soltis officially joins the Bryant University baseball team, he'll be joining another local star in former Berlin High pitcher Matt Griswold. Griswold went 1-1 with a 3.48 ERA in 16 appearances as a sophomore for the Bulldogs last year. "The easiest thing about coming back as a sophomore is you're more familiar with everything," Griswold said. "Freshman year you don't know what to expect. I feel like it's easier to work harder. I felt a lot more comfortable."
  • BULLDOGS STAY ON THEIR GAME, COMPETE IN SUMMER LEAGUES ACROSS COUNTRY
    June 17, 2009
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Just weeks after completing another successful season in 2009 -- the program's inaugural Division I campaign - with a 32-22 record, many Bryant University baseball players are back on the diamond as they continue to compete in summer leagues around the country.
  • POLVANI HEADLINES PAIR OF BULLDOGS TO EARN ABCA NORTHEAST REGION HONORS
    June 15, 2009
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Headlined by junior hurler Eric Polvani (Wallingford, Conn.), the Bryant University baseball team continues to scoop up postseason accolades after just one season of Division I play, placing a pair on the ABCA All-Northeast Region teams, as announced Sunday. He is joined by Northeast Region Second Team selection Jeff Vigurs (South Windor, Conn.).
  • MCKENNA DRAFTED IN 27TH ROUND BY DETROIT TIGERS
    June 11, 2009
    SMITHFIELD, RI – Bryant University baseball senior shortstop Pat McKenna (Orange, CT) was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 27th round (810th overall) during Wednesday’s Major League Baseball draft. He becomes the first Bryant baseball player drafted since Doug Johnson was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the fifth round (142nd overall) in the 2002 draft.
  • POLVANI NAMED PITCHER OF THE GAME IN 2009 NEIBA COLLEGE BASEBALL ALL-STAR GAME
    June 05, 2009
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Bryant University junior Eric Polvani (Wallingford, Conn.) threw two no-hit innings and was named Pitcher of the Game as he led the University Team to an 11-0 shutout of the College Team in the 35th Annual New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) All-Star Game Thursday night at Campanelli Stadium.
  • POLVANI NAMED PITCHER OF THE YEAR AS BULLDOGS PUT SIX ON ALL-INDEPENDENT TEAM
    June 03, 2009
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University baseball team had six players earn Division I All-Independent honors, including starting pitcher Eric Polvani, who was named All-Independent Pitcher of the Year while also being placed on the All-Independent first team as announced Wednesday. Joining Polvani on the first team were catcher Jeff Vigurs and relief pitcher Mark Andrews, while shortstop Pat McKenna, outfielder Nick Campbell and starting pitcher Kevin Cobb were all named to the second team.
  • POLVANI EARNS FIRST TEAM ALL-NEW ENGLAND HONORS; VIGURS, CAMPBELL, COBB NAMED TO SECOND TEAM
    May 28, 2009
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University starting pitcher Eric Polvani earned first team All-New England honors while junior catcher Jeff Vigurs, junior outfielder Nick Campbell and senior starting pitcher Kevin Cobb were all selected to the second team as announced Thursday by the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association. The four Bulldogs will all be eligible to participate in the 2009 NEIBA All-Star game on Thursday, June 4, 2009 at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton, Mass.
  • EnterpriseNews.com: Raynham’s Campbell becomes Bryant’s all-time career hits leader as a junior
    May 27, 2009
    Nick Campbell of Raynham needed only three seasons to break the Bryant University record for hits in a baseball career. By the time the former Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High standout plays his final game next spring, Campbell should own a few more of the Bulldogs’ marks.
  • 2009 BASEBALL YEAR IN REVIEW
    May 27, 2009
    SMITHFIELD, R.I.- After years of success at the Division II level, the Bryant University baseball team had to rise up to the challenge of Division I competition in 2009, and rise up they did to the tune of 32 wins, with an incredible 30 coming against DI teams. One of the most successful seasons of any Division I reclassifying team, head coach Jamie Pinzino led the squad to a record of 32-22 with a .593 winnings percentage, second behind Florida Gulf Coast for tops among reclassifying teams.
  • BASEBALL FINISHES SEASON RANKED FIFTH IN NEW ENGLAND IN FINAL NEIBA POLL
    May 18, 2009
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University baseball finished its inaugural Division I season ranked fifth overall in New England according to the final NEIBA Coaches poll released on Tuesday. The Bulldogs were 32-22 on the year and went 12-7 against New England Division I competition and 14-7 overall against New England teams.
  • BULLDOGS FALL TO DARTMOUTH, 7-4, IN SEASON FINALE WEDNESDAY
    May 13, 2009
    HANOVER, N.H. – The Bryant University baseball team ended their 2009 season on Wednesday, falling to Ivy League Champions, Dartmouth, 7-4 in Hanover, N.H. Bryant finished its inaugural Division I season 32-22 overall, and 13-6 against New England DI competition.
  • Wicked Local Raynham: Former Bridgewater-Raynham star Nick Campbell sets all-time hit mark at Bryant
    May 13, 2009
    RAYNHAM- The hits just keep on coming for former Bridgewater-Raynham baseball star Nick Campbell. Campbell, now a junior outfielder at Bryant University, recently broke the all-time Bulldog career hit record.
  • O’CONNOR HELPS BULLDOGS TO DOUBLEHEADER SWEEP, 10-3 AND 4-3, OVER VERMONT
    May 12, 2009
    BURLINGTON, VT – Pat O’Connor went two-for-four with four RBI as the Bryant baseball team exploded for 10 runs on 12 hits to take down Vermont, 10-3, in game one of a doubleheader on Tuesday. The Bulldogs also took the night cap, 4-3, to win their fifth-straight game. Bryant improved to 32-21 with the sweep and 12-4 against New England Division I teams.
  • VIGURS LIFTS BRYANT TO 5-4 WALK-OFF WIN OVER NORTHEASTERN IN MONDAY AFTERNOON THRILLER
    May 11, 2009
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Jeff Vigurs (South Windsor, Conn.) hit a two-out, two-run walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift Bryant to a 5-4 victory over Northeastern Monday afternoon at the Bryant Baseball Complex in the team’s 2009 home finale.
  • BULLDOGS HOST NORTHEASTERN IN FINAL HOME GAME MONDAY; TRAVEL TO VERMONT TUESDAY, DARTMOUTH WEDNESDAY
    May 08, 2009
    SMITHFIELD, R.I.- The Bryant University baseball team will finish off what has been a very successful inaugural Division I season, as they take their 29-21 record into the final four games. The Bulldogs will host Northeastern on Monday in their final home game of the 2009 season, before heading to Vermont for a doubleheader on Tuesday, and Dartmouth for their season finale Wednesday.
  • Bryant Baseball Announces Dates for August Scout Days
    May 07, 2009
    The Bryant University Baseball staff is pleased to announce the dates for the annual August Scout Days. These separate, one-day events will be held on Tuesday, August 18 and Wednesday, August 19. The events will be held on campus at the Bryant Baseball Complex and will begin with registration from 8:00 – 8:30am, with the event beginning at 8:45am.
  • New Haven Register: McKenna Enjoying Surge in Power
    May 06, 2009
    At 5 feet 10 and 170 pounds, Orange resident Pat McKenna casts an unimposing shadow each time he steps into the batter’s box. As a leadoff hitter, he doesn’t quite fit the mold typical of a home run hitter.Appearances can be deceiving. So far this season, McKenna, a senior shortstop at Bryant, has 12 home runs — double his previous high of six set as a junior.
  • CAMPBELL BREAKS PROGRAM CAREER HITS RECORD AS BULLDOGS TOP WHEATON, 13-3, ON SENIOR DAY
    May 02, 2009
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. - A home run in the bottom of the sixth inning off the bat of junior centerfielder Nick Campbell (Raynham, Mass.) would do more than put an eventual 13-3 Bryant victory out of reach for visiting Wheaton College Saturday afternoon on 2009 Senior Day at the Bryant Baseball Complex. With the shot, his second hit of the game, Campbell rewrote the Bryant baseball record books, becoming the all-time leader in career hits with 249.
  • BRYANT RECOGNIZES HISTORIC YEAR AT ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET
    May 01, 2009
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – It was an historic year for Bryant University Athletics in 2008-09 and Friday night at the annual Athletics Awards Banquet, the Bulldogs celebrated the program first year competing in Division I.
  • BASEBALL WELCOMES WHEATON ON SATURDAY FOR SENIOR DAY AT 1 PM; WILL HONOR SIX SENIORS IN PREGAME CEREMONY
    May 01, 2009
    SMITHFIELD, R.I.- The Bryant baseball program will host its 2009 Senior Day on Saturday afternoon when they host Wheaton College at 1 p.m. The team will honor seniors Jon Beauregard, Kevin Cobb, Chris Foundas, Dan Lozeau, Pat McKenna and Pat O’Connor in a pregame ceremony, as they play in their second-to-last home game with the program.
  • COBB GOES THE DISTANCE TO LEAD BULLDOGS PAST BEARS, 10-2, THURSDAY AFTERNOON
    April 30, 2009
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Kevin Cobb allowed just two runs while pitching all nine innings and Nick Campbell went three-for-five with three RBI as the Bryant baseball team took a 10-2 win over Brown University on Thursday at Murray Stadium.
  • BROWN SWEEPS DOUBLEHEADER FROM BRYANT, 7-3 AND 2-1, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
    April 29, 2009
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Bryant University baseball team lost a pair of games to Brown, 7-3 and 2-1, Wednesday afternoon at Murray Stadium. Nick Campbell had four hits in the two games, giving him 243 for his career which ranks him second all-time at Bryant.
  • UCONN KNOCKS-OFF BRYANT, 17-5, TUESDAY AFTERNOON
    April 28, 2009
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Jeff Vigurs went two-for-three with an RBI and two doubles, but it was not enough as they Bulldogs fell to UConn, 17-5, Tuesday afternoon at the Bryant Baseball Complex. It was the first loss at home for Bryant, as they are now 6-1 on the year in Smithfield.
  • BASEBALL WELCOMES UCONN ON TUESDAY; HEADS TO BROWN FOR THREE GAMES THIS WEEK
    April 27, 2009
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bulldogs return to the Bryant Baseball Complex this week as they host the University of Connecticut on Tuesday before traveling to play Brown on Wednesday and Thursday. Bryant went 1-4 overall last week, falling to Boston College and winning one-out-of-four against Le Moyne over the weekend. The Bulldogs enter the week with a 27-18 record, and will put their perfect 6-0 record at home on the line.
  • POLVANI PITCHES BRYANT TO 9-1 WIN OVER LE MOYNE IN GAME ONE SUNDAY; FALL, 4-1, IN GAME TWO
    April 26, 2009
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Junior Eric Polvani (Wallingford, Conn.) threw eight shutout innings to win his sixth game of the season as the Bulldogs took down Le Moyne, 9-1, in game one of a doubleheader Sunday afternoon. Bryant lost game two, 4-1, as the Dolphins took three-out-of-four in the series.
  • DOLPHINS TAKE TWO FROM BULLDOGS, 4-3 AND 10-3, SATURDAY; MCKENNA PLAYS IN PROGRAM RECORD 211TH GAME
    April 25, 2009
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Senior Pat McKenna (Orange, Conn.) set a Bryant University baseball record, playing in his 211th career game against Le Moyne College on Saturday, but the Bulldogs fell, 4-3 and 10-3 in the doubleheader. Bryant has now lost seven-straight contests to fall to 26-17, and will play two more against the Dolphins on Sunday.
  • RAIN CANCELS BASEBALL GAME WEDNESDAY
    April 22, 2009
    SMITHFIELD, R.I.- The baseball game between the Bulldogs and Stonehill College was called in the bottom of the second inning due to rain. Bryant had a 1-0 lead at the time. No make-up date has been announced.
  • BOSTON COLLEGE DOWNS BRYANT, 16-8, TUESDAY AFTERNOON; CAMPBELL MOVES UP TO THIRD ON ALL-TIME HIT LIST
    April 21, 2009
    CHESTNUT HILL, MASS. – Boston College scored nine times in the first two innings to put the Bulldogs in an early hole that they could not climb out of, as the Bryant baseball team fell, 16-8, on a wet and rainy day in Chestnut Hill on Tuesday. Nick Campbell picked up two hits for Bryant in the game, moving up to third on the program's all-time hit list with 235.
  • BASEBALL TRAVELS TO BC, LE MOYNE THIS WEEK; HOSTS STONEHILL WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
    April 20, 2009
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant baseball team looks to bounce-back this week after being swept in a four-game series over the weekend at Florida Atlantic. The Bulldogs will travel to BC for a game on Tuesday before hosting Stonehill on Wednesday afternoon, and then heading up to Le Moyne for a four-game series next weekend.
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