Baruch College Bearcats

04/15/2014, 1:45pm EDT
By Baruch Stats Information Department; Photos By Gene Boyars
“We have recruited hard to go as far as we can this season,” said Head Coach Jose Torres. “The team will compete for an NCAA berth and that makes it easy to motivate our players. They really want to go to the postseason this year.”

Baruch BearcatsThe Baruch baseball team has plenty to be excited about for the 2014 season.

For the first time in conference history, the winner of the championship tournament will earn the CUNY Athletic Conference’s (CUNYAC) automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.

The team also returns many of their top players giving Head Coach Jose Torres plenty of firepower to compete for a conference championship and NCAA berth.

Shortstop Nicholas Pomo-Roman (CUNYAC MVP, .423, 22RBI), outfielder Angel Tejada (.336, 3HR, 38RBI), and catcher Jasdeep Buttar (ECAC Top Rookie .354, 25 RBI) are the big returning bats in the line up Right hand pitcher Paul Perez (7-4, 8CG), right hand pitcher Andrew Lizardi (4-5, 3.02 ERA) and Stony Brook transfer left hand pitcher Zachary Uher will lead from the mound.

The out-of-conference schedule is competitive with a trip to Florida to play eight games, along with regional non-conference games back home against St. John Fisher, Farmingdale, William Paterson, and Old Westbury. They will also play pre-season ranked number two Southern Maine and number three Ithaca College in early March.
The conference schedule gets more competitive with CCNY, Lehman, John Jay, Staten Island and associate members Stevens and Yeshiva.
The team will play a majority of their home games at MCU Park, which is home to the New York Mets minor league team the Brooklyn Cyclones.
“Win, that is what it is all about. It begins from the first day of practice with hard work and dedication. Our top goal is to win the CUNYAC championship and earn the conference’s first-ever berth to the NCAA Tournament.” – Jose Torres, Head Coach

Player Spotlight

Phil Loprete is a student with a 3.7 GPA, who is successful on-and-off the field. He is an example to the young players on the team by his quiet leadership in the classroom and field. Whenever the team looks to leadership, Phil is ready to step up.
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