Top Five Flashback: Baseball #5

Top Five Flashback: Baseball #5
Top Five Flashback: Baseball #5


NEWPORT, R.I. - Salve Regina University athletics resumes its summer series with a daily flashback to the top five moments of 2016-17 for each of its 19 varsity sports. Beginning with Memorial Day (Monday, May 29, 2017) and finishing with the final day of August, 95 moments (19 x 5) will be shared to relive the most exciting happenings of the most recent Seahawk season.

Postseason honors poured in for Salve Regina baseball after the program finished with its most wins ever (36-12) and captured a second-straight Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) championship to advance to the NCAA Division III Championships.

Freshman pitcher Patrick Maybach (Saunderstown, R.I.) received recognition from American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) on the all-region team, along with teammates Jimmy Fitzgerald (Canton, Mass.), John Militano (Miller Place, N.Y.), and Christian Vargas (Melbourne, Fla.).

Maybach and Vargas also earned accolades from on that organization's All-New England Team, including the lefty pitcher earning the nod for top rookie in the region. He joins Zack Smith (New Canaan, Conn.) as Seahawks winning the honor in back-to-back years.

Salve Regina has had eight different players earn ABCA/NEIBA all-region recognition in the last two seasons.

Salve Regina University
Salve Regina athletics sponsors 19 NCAA Division III varsity sports for men and women. The Seahawks compete in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC - baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, field hockey, football, men's ice hockey, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis, women's track and field, women's volleyball), New England Hockey Conference (NEHC - women's ice hockey), New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA - sailing). Beginning in 2017-18, Salve Regina will also sponsor equestrian as a varsity sport, and adds junior varsity programs for baseball and men's lacrosse.