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Batter up: Leopards baseball begins season against Notre Dame

Courtesy of Athletic Communications

2016 Season:

14-29 (7-13); Fifth in the Patriot League

Key Players:

Trevor Houck ’17

Steven Cohen ’18

Alex Woinski ’17

John Cain ’18

Dan Leckie ’19

What’s Changed:  

The Leopards lost a lot hitting from this past season, with Mike Coniglio ’16, Alex Nickles ’16 and Andrew Landolfi ’16 all graduating. Pitcher David Bednar ’17 left school to pursue a professional career after being drafted by the San Diego Padres.

What’s the Same:  

Despite losing Bednar, the Leopards’ pitching staff remains pretty much intact, with Houck and Cain leading the way.


The pitching staff is pretty deep, and has many pitchers that can step in a fill a role for this season.


After losing four of their top hitters from last season, the Leopards definitely lack some pop and experience on offense.

What to Watch For:

Cohen, a second team all Patriot League player last season, looks to improve on last season where he hit .327. With a good year, he could land on the first team all Patriot League.

Patriot League Contenders: 

Navy is the perennial favorite in the Patriot League, and this year is no different. Holy Cross and Lehigh will be competing for the second spot.

Key Games:

Feb. 17 vs. Notre Dame (in San Antonio, TX)

May 2 vs. Harvard (in Washington, D.C.)

Apr. 22-23 vs. Lehigh

Apr. 26 @ Penn State

Last Word:

“We lost a lot of seniors, but I feel like we have the pieces in place to be a successful team. The attitude on this team is key for us,” Houck said.


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    John MartiFeb 21, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Cain got Tommy John Surgery…