2011 Hofstra Baseball Guide

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  • 2011 B a s e B a l l 1

    2011 HOfstra baseball Quick facts/ table Of cOntents

    Location: Hempstead, NY 11549Enrollment: 12,100Founded: 1935Nickname: PrideColors: Gold, White and BlueAffiliation: NCAA Division IConference: Colonial Athletic AssociationHome Field: University Field (600)Press Box Phone: (516) 463-1896

    President: Stuart RabinowitzNCAA Faculty Representative: Michael BarnesDirector of Athletics: Jack HayesExecutive Associate Director of Athletics: Danny McCabeSenior Associate Director of Athletics: Cindy LewisAssociate Director of Athletics for External Relations: Tim McMahonAssociate Director of Athletics for Communications: Stephen GorchovAssociate Director of Athletics for Facilities: Jay ArtinianAssociate Director of Athletics for Compliance: John K. Heck,Jr. Assistant Director of Athletics for Corporate Relations: Ellen JohnsonAssistant Director of Athletics for Development: Daniel SolowAssistant Director of Athletics for Ticket Operations: Maria CorvinoAssistant Director of Athletics for Marketing and Promotions:

    Chrissy ArnoneAssistant Director of Athletics for Student-Athlete Development:

    Samantha SweeneyAssistant Director of Athletics for Administration: Meaghan AlmonDirector of Ticket Sales: Michael NeelyDirector of Student-Athlete Services: Annie FiorvantiAthletic Department Phone: (516) 463-6750

    Associate Director of Athletics for Communications: Stephen GorchovOffice Phone: (516) 463-4933Director of Athletic Publications/Baseball Contact: Len SkorosOffice Phone: (516) 463-4602Cell Phone: (516) 765-5584Fax: (516) 463-5033E-mail Address: Leonard.M.Skoros@hofstra.eduSenior Sports Information Director: Jim SheehanSenior Assistant Director of Athletic Communications: Jeremy KniffinEquipment Manager: Anthony BattagliaAssistant Equipment Managers: Dave Walsh, Kathy Theiling,

    John ConsidinePhotographers: Brian Ballweg, Ross Obley, Len Skoros

    BASEBALL INFORMATIONHead Coach: Patrick Anderson (Mars Hill, 1997)Overall Record/Years: 31-60-1/2 yearsRecord at School/Years: SameAssistant Coach: John Russo (West Alabama, 2000)Assistant Coach: James Lally (St. Johns, 2007)Assistant Coach: Jeremy HillAthletic Trainer: David RiviereTeam Manager: Darrin DawberBaseball Office Phone: (516) 463-5065/37592010 Record: 20-28-12010 Conference Record/Finish: 10-14/8thLetterwinners Returning/Lost: 17/14Starters Returning/Lost: 4/5Pitchers Returning/Lost: 12/3Newcomers: 18


    Top Returning Batters:Name Pos. Cl. Avg.-HR-RBI-SBScott AHara OF Sr. .346-3-23-8Matt Ford SS So. .311-2-27-7

    Top Returning Pitchers:Name Cl. IP W-L, SV, ERA, KJeff Guthridge Sr. 43.2 2-3, 2, 5.98, 26David DErrico So. 51.2 3-3, 0, 7.66, 33Andrew Barbarino So. 28.0 2-1, 2, 6.43, 26Joe Burg So. 36.0 2-2, 1, 7.00, 21


    Quick Facts 1Hofstra Highlights 2

    Coaching StaffHead Coach Patrick Anderson 4Assistant Coach John Russo 6Assistant Coach James Lally 7Assistant Coach Jeremy Hill 8Strength and Conditioning Coach James Prendergast 8

    2011 Roster 92011 Outlook 10

    Player ProfilesScott AHara 12Jeff Guthridge 13Rob Kumbatovic 14Kevin Flynn 15Sean Monaghan 16TJ Thomas/Andrew Barbarino 17 Michael Beers/Joe Burg 18David DErrico/Matt Ford 19Jared Hammer/John Krause 20Gregg Lettini/Drew Liebert 21Cody Normand/Jared Rogers 22Gregg Sarra/Brett Schreiber/ John Schilt 23

    2011 Newcomers 24This is Hofstra 29Hofstra University President 31University Senior Administration 32Hofstra Director of Athletics 33Athletics Administration and Head Coaches 34Hofstra Athletics 36Academic Support 37Sports Medicine/Athletic Training 38Long Island 39New York City 40

    Baseball Banquet 41Baseball Facilities 42Hofstra in the Community 442010 Statistics and Results 45The Colonial Athletic Association 472010 Colonial Athletic Association Review 48Hofstra Record Book 50Series Records 54Year-by-Year Records 55 All-Time Results 56Media Services 64

  • 2 H o f s t r a U n i v e r s i t y

    Hofstra Highlights

    Celebrating 75 years of

    academic excellence in 2010-11

    Chart-topping recording artist Trey Songz headlined the Live at 75 Concert

    Award-winning broadcast journalist

    Ted Koppel was the

    keynote speaker at Hofstras

    75th Anniversary Convocation

    Legendary hip-hop group Public Enemy was one of the featured performers at Hofstras Live at 75 Concert

    Hofstras Diamond Celebrati

    on Weekend

    featured a Grucci Fireworks


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    Hofstra Highlights

    Celebrating 75 years of

    academic excellence in 2010-11

    Hofstra celebrated its 75th Anniversary with a cake from Charm City Cakes, which is featured on the Food Network show Ace of Cakes. Charm City executive sous chef Geof Manthorpe delivered and assembled the cake for the celebration.

    The Hofstra-North Shore LIJ

    School of Medicine will admit its first class in

    September 2011

    The Princeton Review recently named the Zarb School of Business one of its Great Schools for Marketing and Sales Majors

    The Hofstra campus is located 25 miles east of New York City

    A packed house turned out for Jimmy Fallon's show at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex

  • 4 H o f s t r a U n i v e r s i t y

    Patrick Anderson is in his third season as head baseball coach at Hofstra University. Anderson was named the 13th coach in the programs 71-year history on August 11, 2008. In his two seasons, Anderson has posted a 31-60-1 record and has coached four players to All-Colonial Athletic Association honors, as well as one Major League Baseball Draft selection

    Anderson led the Pride to a 20-win season in 2010, despite fielding a team with 20 new players, including 15 freshmen.

    He kept the team in contention for a Colonial Athletic Association Championship berth until the second to last weekend of the season. The team was 10-14 in CAA play and finished eighth after being selected

    last in the preseason coaches poll. The 20 wins marked a nine-victory improvement over the 2009 season and the 10 CAA wins were four more than the previous season.

    Three players Matt Prokopowicz, Ethan Paquette and Matt Ford earned postseason recognition from the Colonial Athletic Association with Prokopowicz and Paquette garnering first team All-CAA honors, while Ford was named to the All-Rookie team. Paquette would go on to be selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 35th Round of the 2010 MLB Draft.

    Three individual team records were set in 2010 with Prokopowicz establishing himself as the programs all-time hits leader with 271. In addition, Paquette established a new benchmark for RBIs in a season with 70, while reliever Jeff Guthridge set the single season appearance mark by pitching in 31 games. As a team the Pride set a new single season record for fielding percentage at .968 and their 60 errors were the

    fewest since the 1987 squad posted 58 in just 27 games. Offensively the team compiled a .320 average, eclipsing the .300 mark for the first time since 1999.

    In his first season (2009) Anderson coached his team to an 11-32 record, but saw Mark Stuckless blossom under his tutelage as the senior earned Colonial Athletic Association first team accolades and was the CAA Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year after flirting with a .400 batting average and led the Pride in batting (.392), hits (69), runs (43), doubles (11), triples (4) and home runs (5).

    During his short tenure Anderson has also helped improve the Prides facilities through fundraising initiatives. Through his efforts and the leadership and support of baseball alumnus Bruce Quinn 86, the Quinn Family Grandstand was installed in 2010. Future plans for University Field include moving and raising the height of the outfield fences.

    Anderson, who served as an assistant coach at Hofstra for three seasons from 1998 to 2001, spent eight seasons as a minor league hitting and catching

    Head baseball cOacH patrick andersOn

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    instructor with the Kansas City Royals Professional Baseball Club before returning to Hempstead. Anderson served as a roving instructor at various levels of the organization - from rookie ball to Kansas Citys Triple A affiliate - working with high-level prospects that Kansas City touted as potential major league players. During his tenure with the Royals Anderson worked with many future major leaguers including Mike Sweeney, Gregg Zaun and Donnie Murphy.

    His work for the Royals also saw him serve as hitting coach for the Gulf Coast Royals (Rookie League) in 2001, the Class A Burlington (IA) Bees from 2002 to 2006, the Idaho Falls Chukars (Advanced Rookie League) in 2007 and the rookie affiliate Burlington (NC) Royals in 2008.

    Anderson began his coaching career in 1996 at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, serving as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. After leaving Gan