College of Mount Saint Vincent Dolphins

04/15/2014, 6:00pm EDT
By Mount Saint Vincent Stats Information Department; Photos By College of Mount Saint Vincent Athletics

“We’re very excited about this upcoming season. I think we’ve done a good job at addressing some areas where we needed to improve and it should lead to us being a more competitive club this spring. We had a lot of struggles last year, but this group definitely has the potential to surprise some folks.” Paul LaMarr, Head Coach

mt-st-vincent-slideshow_largePaul LaMarr will be at the helm of the College of Mount Saint Vincent Baseball program for the third season in 2014. LaMarr and the Dolphins are coming off a 2013 campaign that saw them post an 8-28 overall record and a 6-10 mark in Skyline Conference Play.

Mount Saint Vincent returns 18 players from last season’s team, including seniors Mike Esposito, Tim Hoxha, Tyler Rieth, Jason Rivera, Brian Rush, Josh Sharpe and Chris Sideli. Sharpe enters his senior season ranked among the career leaders in nearly every statistical category; including games played (109), batting average (.308), at bats (360) and runs (104). He is the career leader in walks through three seasons with 83 and sits 45 hits shy of the career mark entering his senior campaign. 

The Dolphins will open the season with eight straight road games, including a trip to preseason number three ranked Kean College on February 21. The season opening road swing also includes trips to Bridgewater (VA), Eastern Mennonite and Washington College (MD). The home schedule opens against Lehman on March 15 and includes league dates with Mount Saint Mary (3/22), Farmingdale State (3/29), Maritime (4/6) and NYU-Poly (4/26).

Mount Saint Vincent will look to make its sixth appearance in the Skyline Conference Tournament in the past seven seasons in 2014 and will look for its first postseason berth since appearing in the ECAC Tournament during the 2009 season.

Player Spotlight

Josh Sharpe stands in the top-10 all-time at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in nearly every offensive category. Through his junior season he is the career leader in walks with 83 and has amassed 111 hits, just 44 away from tying the career mark for the Dolphins. Following his sophomore year, Sharpe was made a Second Team All-Skyline Conference selection and was a D3baseball.com Second Team All-New York Region Honoree. 

Josh was also an ABCA/Rawlings Third Team All-New York Region selection and a winner of the ABCA/Rawlings New York Region Gold Glove Award. Following the competition of the 2013 season, Sharpe played with the Staunton Braves of the Valley Baseball League (VA) where he was the winner of the team’s John Lancaster Memorial Award for the player who gives his best both on and off the field.
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