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          Baseball team-by-team preview

          George Jones

          Issue date: 3/5/10 Section: Sports
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          Emory University Eagles



          2009 Record: 24-18, 3-3 UAA (T-2nd)

          2010 Outlook: Retooling. They lost their two top hitters from last year (All-UAA leadoff hitter David Hissey and UAA co-home run leader Steve Bralver). They will be relying on development from their pitching to improve. Specifically, they need one true ace to distinguish himself from the other promising pitchers.

          Key Players: Fr. IF Andrew DeYoung (.438 this season) - He has 7 hits in his first 16 at-bats, and has done well replacing Hissey as the leadoff hitter.

          Sr. OF Dan Molnar (.319, 3 HR) - The Eagles' best returning hitter and power producer.

          Sr. IF/P Marc Terranova (.276, 3 HR) - He is switching to pitching for his senior season, and is currently tied for the team lead in strikeouts.

          Key Stat: 222 - The total number of walks (eighth-most in Division III) drawn by Emory batters last season.



          Brandeis University Judges



          2009 Record: 16-25, 2-4 UAA (5th)

          2010 Outlook: Okay. They graduated two offensive starters, but their top four hitters all return. Their top pitcher, Pat Nicholson, is also gone from the team, putting more pressure on their remaining pitchers. The Judges' offense, much like the Spartans', is easily their strength.

          Key Players: Jr. P Drew Brzozowski (5-2, 4.91 ERA, 8.59 K/9) - The ace of the staff, and a name a Scrabble player would love (if there was more than one "z" in the set).

          Jr. 2B John O'Brion (.352, 4 HR, 7 2B) - The Judges' top hitter, and could carry their offense to victory with his power. He only started two-thirds of the Judges' games last year due to injury.

          Key Stat: 20 - The number of home runs hit by the Judges last season, leading the UAA. Returning players hit 17 of those 20.

          Emory batters last season.



          Washington University Bears



          2009 Record: 25-12, 3-3 UAA (T-2nd)

          2010 Outlook: Good. Although they lost two of their top players to graduation (OF Zander Lehmann and P. Brian Williams), they return several good players such as seniors 2B Remy Midkiff and OF Nick Vom Brack, and junior P Adam Merzel. They should be one of the favorites.

          Key Players: Merzel (7-2, 3.83 ERA) - He will be the Bears' ace this year

          Sr. P Jeremy Rogoff (1-2, 7.58 ERA, 8.17 K/9) - He had a poor year last year, but had a good first start this year (1 run in 5 IP against Coe College). However, he walked four, a sign his control problems haven't gone away.

          So. OF Brandon Rogalski (.323 batting average, .484 slugging percentage, 2 3B) - The sophomore had the most extra-base power of part-time players, and takes over in center field.

          Key Stat: 89.1 - The number of innings Williams threw last year, 35.1 more than the second most on the Bears. They will have to replace those innings well to improve their record.



          University of Rochester YellowJackets



          2009 Record: 30-13, 4-2 UAA (1st)

          2010 Outlook: They will likely do worse than last year, but still have a winning record currently. They lost two of their top hitters (Dan O'Brien and Jay Jay Vanderstyne) and their three top pitchers (Paul Toland, Blair Veenema, and Michael Park, who accounted for 161 of Rochester's 252 strikeouts).

          Key Players: Sr. SS Nathan Stein (.358, 2 HR, 10 2B) - The top returning hitter, he will be the likely cleanup hitter.

          Jr. C Steve Just (.347, 4 2B in 49 ABs) - As the probable primary DH and backup catcher, he could be "just" the spark the lineup needs to replace their two departed seniors.

          Sr. P Steven Guzski (3-3, 3.44 ERA) - He is the best returning pitcher on the team, and will need to pitch well in key games in order to lead the Rochester staff.

          Key Stat: 13 - The number of saves registered by the Yellowjacket pitching staff, leading the UAA.
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