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2019 MANOR COLLEGE BASEBALL PREVIEW

2019 MANOR COLLEGE BASEBALL PREVIEW

By Steven M. Glassman

Director of Sports Information

March 3, 2019

 

2018 Season-in-Review: Manor College athletics ushered in a new era with its first baseball team.  It was believed that this is the first Spring sport in school history.  This was also the first time the Blue Jays started a program since Women's Soccer in 1994.  Manor won its very first game in school history at Middlesex County College, 10-4, on March 27 in Edison, New Jersey.  All home games this season will be played at Lighthouse Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2018 Season:

Overall Won-Loss Record: 2-21.

Region XIX Division III (Finish): 1-15 (15th).

EPAC Won-Loss (Finish): 0-8 (fifth).

EPAC Postseason Awards:

Team Awards:

Coaching Staff Information:

Head Coach (Year/s): Jose Toledo (Second).

Head Coach's Won-Loss Record at Manor (Overall): 2-21 (2-21).

Head Coach's NJCAA Region XIX Division III Won-Loss Record at Manor (Overall): 1-15 (1-15).

Head Coach's EPAC Won-Loss Record at Manor (Overall): 0-8 (0-8).

Assistant Coach (Year/s): Duaner Sanchez (First).

Historical Team Information:

First Season of Competition (Years): 2019 (Two).

All-Time Overall Won-Loss Record: 2-21.

All-Time NJCAA Region XIX Division III Won-Loss Record: 1-15.

All-Time EPAC Won-Loss Record: 0-8.

2019 Roster Notes:

Returning Sophomores (Position/s): Sauriel Baez (Third Baseman/Pitcher) (Philadelphia, PA/Esperanza Charter), Courtney Maddox (Outfielder/Pitcher) (Philadelphia, PA/Edison), Abimael Mercado (Catcher) (Philadelphia, PA/Juan Ponce De Leon [PR]), Hector Morales (First Base/Catcher) (Philadelphia, PA/Esperanza Charter), Abdur Mujahid (Infielder/Outfielder) (Philadelphia, PA/Boys Latin), Jorge Reyes (First Base/Third Base) (Philadelphia, PA/Northeast), and Jose Romero (Shortstop/Pitcher) (Philadelphia, PA/Frankford).

Newcomers (Academic Year) (Position/s): Alex Bautista (Freshman) (Outfielder/Pitcher), Yadier Cedeno (Freshman) (Pitcher), Eddie Colon (Freshman) (Second Baseman/Pitcher)Xavier Delgado (Freshman) (Second Baseman), Cristian Diaz (Sophomore) (Outfielder/Pitcher), Briant Ioya (Freshman) (Pitcher), Janai Vaughan (Freshman) (First Baseman/Designated Hitter), and Shawn Vega (Freshman) (Outfielder).

Transfer Note: Diaz is a transfer from Division I Monroe College (Region XV).

2019 Schedule Notes:

Manor is scheduled to play 33 games this season.  They will be playing 19 games in NJCAA Region XIX Division III and eight in the Eastern Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (EPAC).  The Blue Jays start the season at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Florida on Monday, March 4 versus Region XII Division II Muskegon Community College in a doubleheader at 4:00 p.m.  Historic Dodgertown was the Spring Training home for the Major League Baseball Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers and numerous professional Minor League teams from 1948-2008.  They will be playing seven games there between March 4 and Thursday, March 7.

2019 Opponents' 2018 Overall Won-Loss Record (Percentage): 304-349-2 (0.466).

2019 Opponents' 2018 Conference Won-Loss Record (Percentage): 127-176-2 (0.420).

2019 Opponents' 2018 Non-Conference Won-Loss Record (Percentage): 177-173 (0.506).

2019 NJCAA Division I Opponents (Region) (Date/s): Hagerstown Community College (Region XX) (March 5, 6, and 7).

2019 NJCAA Division II Opponents (Region) (Date/s): Muskegon Community College (Region XII) (March 4 – Doubleheader and March 5), County College of Morris (Region XIX) (April 4 and April 24) (Doubleheader) and Rowan College at Burlington County (Region XIX) (April 16).

2019 NJCAA Non-Region XIX Division III (Region) (Date/s): Corning Community College (Region III) (March 17) Doubleheader).

2019 Non-NJCAA Opponents (Affiliate) (Date/s): Miami University (Ohio)-Hamilton (Ohio Regional Campus Conference) (March 7).

2019 NJCAA 2018 Division II Nationally-Ranked Opponents (Date/s Ranked): Northampton Community College: 4th (January 25) (Preseason), 3rd (March 6), 7th (March 13), 10th (March 20), Receiving Votes (April 3), RV (April 10), RV (April 17), RV (May 8) and RV (May 15).  Bergen Community College: 5th (March 20), 4th (March 27), 6th (April 3), 5th (April 10), 4th (April 17), 3rd (April 24) and 7th (May 1).

2019 NJCAA 2018 Division I Postseason Tournament Opponents (Region): Hagerstown Community College (Region XX).

2019 NJCAA 2018 Division II Postseason Tournament Opponents (Region): County College of Morris (Region XIX).

2019 NJCAA 2018 Division III Postseason Tournament Opponents (Region) (Date/s): Northampton Community College (Region XIX) (March 26 and April 11), Delaware County Community College (Region XIX), (March 30) (Doubleheader), Montgomery County Community College (Region XIX) (April 27) (Doubleheader), Camden County College (Region XIX) (May 2) (Doubleheader), and Bergen Community College (Region XIX) (May 4) (Doubleheader).

2019 NJCAA 2018 Division III Postseason Tournament Champions (Region): Northampton Community College (Region XIX).

2019 NJCAA 2018 Division III World Series Participants (Region): Northampton Community College (Region XIX).

Please also note that Valley Forge Military College will be competing this season in Division III after playing in Division II.

Jose Toledo's 2018 Outlook…:

Overall: "Last year was a learning experience, not only for the players, but, for the coaches as well.  This year, we have added on some missing pieces, and pitching was one of the big things for us.  We felt that we can keep up with the hitting, but, we just didn't have the pitching to close out games.  There are also a few key positional players we're adding to our roster.  I'm excited to see how we perform this year.  Getting the opportunity to start of our season opener in Dodgertown, Vero Beach, Florida has got the team excited, and, working even harder hoping to start off this season on a good note.  The team goal is to be competitive and make it to the playoffs by winning one game at a time."