Mercy College Mavericks

04/15/2014, 7:45pm EDT
By Mercy Stats Information Department; Photos By Mark Becker

“We have brought in a lot of talent over three very strong recruiting classes. We have great depth, have gotten some players back from injury and are fortunate to have several potential All-Conference candidates, both hitting and pitching. This team should be able to return to the ECC Championship.” – Bob Greiner, Head Coach

mercy-slideshow_largeAn infusion of young talent coupled with the most well-rounded group of upperclassmen in years has the Mercy College baseball team ready to return to the postseason.  Healthier than they have been in years, the Mavericks are ready to capitalize on several years of increasingly deep and talented recruiting classes and, with every senior on the roster expected to make an impact, this should easily be one of the deepest teams in the East Coast Conference.

The Mavericks will boast star power too, as five of the top six hitters return, including the entire starting infield, led by senior Jeremy Lovera (Carmel, NY/Carmel) and junior Chris Salvo (Yorktown Heights, NY/Lakeland).  Division I sophomore transfer Scott Hagan will join the fearsome lineup and is expected to challenge for all-conference honors in centerfield.
One the mound, sophomore Christian Hock (Trumbull, CT/Franklin Pierce Univ.) will take over the role of ace in the rotation after posting a 3.74 ERA as a rookie, striking out 14 and walking just five in 33.2 innings pitched. He will be joined by former Rookie of the Year candidate Bryan Greig (New City, NY Clarkstown South), who missed all but five games last year. Now healthy, he will look to return to the form that saw him post a sparkling 2.96 ERA and .243 batting average against with 38 strikeouts in 48.2 innings pitched. Greig also posted a team-high .318 slugging percentage as the primary designated hitter in 2012.
Christian Hock posted one of the best rookie seasons in Mercy history and is poised to become the ace of the rotation as just a sophomore. His 3.74 ERA ranked 18th in Mercy single-season history. He has improved tremendously over his first offseason and could contend for the ECC Pitcher of the Year award. 
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