Junior Jeremy Wagner (Oklahoma City, Okla.) up to bat in yesterday’s game against Clark. ENC won by a landslide, 17-5. Photo credit: Timmy Greene.

The men’s baseball team currently sits in last place in the conference with a 0-8 conference record and a 7-16 overall record for the season.

The team began on a semi-positive note after winning four out of 10 games in Fort Myers, Fla. during spring break. The only other wins since then have been against non-conference opponents Southern Vermont, Lesley, and Clark.

Third year player and senior Brady Smith (Brewer, Maine) addressed the eight conference losses the baseball team has endured.

“Our conference ha[s] a lot of really great teams in it, and so far we have had some pretty tough breaks,” Smith shared. “We have lost a few one run games that were tough for us but I think that has just help[ed] us learn to play better.”

Smith said one of the team’s assets is having 30 players on the roster this season.

“The more depth we have the more opportunity we have to play to our strengths. If one guy shows he is good in a situation, we can put him in and know he will give it his best,” Smith added.

Fourth year player and senior Pat Yee (Lynnfield, Mass.) shared similar sentiments to Smith.

“In past years, we haven’t had much of a bench which has made it hard to make strategic moves throughout the game. However, this year we have that luxury,” Yee explained.

The large roster may be a little hectic, but common goals keep everyone aligned.

“We have a great group of guys and everyone understands that although there are more people on the team, everyone is working toward the same goals,” 4th year player and senior Jake Koch (Dayton, Nev.) said.

Last year, the baseball team had 23 players on the roster and 25 players the year before that.

Two conference games, a double-header against Wentworth, have been rescheduled to Apr. 24 from Mar. 28 due to poor field conditions from residual snow and flooding. Two non-conference games have been cancelled (University of Maine at Presque Isle and Lasell College) and another two games, a double-header against non-conference Anna Maria, have been postponed.

The baseball team plays their next game at non-conference opponent Rivier University on Apr. 14. The next conference games will be a double-header at Roger Williams on Saturday, Apr. 18.