2017-18 Bentley University Baseball News

  • Nashua Telegraph: "Silver Knights' Berardino has the right baseball bloodlines"
    June 20, 2018
    Tom King profiled Bentley first baseman Ryan Berardino in this feature that appeared in the Nashua Telegraph and online at nashuatelegraph.com on May 29.
  • Grover & Samko Receive All-Region Honors from ABCA
    May 25, 2018
    Bentley University’s Brandon Grover (Rocky Hill, Conn./Rocky Hill HS) and Mike Samko (Arlington/BB&N), a pair of first-team All-Northeast-10 Conference honorees, have been named to the Division II All-East Region second team by the American Baseball Coaches Association after excelling for the Falcons during the 2018 season.
  • Samko Receives All-Region Recognition from D2CCA & NCBWA
    May 18, 2018
    Bentley University senior second baseman Mike Samko (Arlington/BB&N) has been selected for the 2018 Division II Conference Commissioners Association All-East Region first team by a vote of the region’s sports Information directors.
  • Troiani Selected for Google Cloud Academic All-District Honors
    May 10, 2018
    Bentley University sophomore outfielder Max Troiani (Pittsford, N.Y./ Pittsford Mendon HS) has been selected for the 2018 Google Cloud Division II Academic All-District 1 baseball team by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
  • Samko & Grover Head List of 5 Bentley Players Earning All-Northeast-10 Honors
    May 09, 2018
    Senior infielder Mike Samko (Arlington/BB&N) and junior right fielder Brandon Grover (Rocky Hill, Conn./Rocky Hill HS) head a list of five Bentley University players who were selected for 2018 All-Northeast-10 Conference honors in baseball.
  • Bentley Set to Face Southern New Hampshire Tuesday in NE10 Tournament Opener
    May 07, 2018
    Bob DeFelice’s 50th season as the only head baseball coach in Bentley University history will continue Tuesday night when the Falcons travel to Manchester, N.H. to take on Southern New Hampshire University in the first round of the Northeast-10 Conference Championships. Game time at Penmen Field is 6 pm.
  • Samko’s Walk-Off Double Gives Bentley Sweep and Secures Berth in NE10 Championships
    May 04, 2018
    A walk-off double to right center by Bentley University senior second baseman Mike Samko (Arlington/BB&N) scored graduate catcher Nathan Littman (Abington/Abington HS) with the winning run, completing a three-game sweep of Saint Anselm College and securing a berth in the Northeast-10 Conference championship tournament for the Falcons Friday afternoon at DeFelice Field.
  • Figueira Homers Twice & Dawson Ties Strikeout Record as Bentley Tops Saint Anselm, 16-4
    May 03, 2018
    Sophomore left fielder Luke Figueira (Taunton/Taunton HS) homered twice, and also scored two other runs, and junior right-hander Luke Dawson (Stamford, Conn./ Westhill HS) tied the Falcons’ single season strikeout record as Bentley University rolled to a 16-4 win over Saint Anselm College in Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division baseball Thursday afternoon at DeFelice Field.
  • Merrimack Scores in 6 Innings for 9-7 Win over Bentley
    May 01, 2018
    Merrimack College senior catcher Ricky Smith (Weymouth) broke a 7-7 tie with a two-out sixth-inning single and the Warriors went on to post a 9-7 win over Bentley University in Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division baseball Tuesday afternoon on DeFelice Field.
  • Franklin Pierce Completes Sweep of Bentley, 9-0 and 12-8
    April 28, 2018
    Senior center fielder Adam Chase (Bridgewater, Mass.) had four hits, three runs scored and six RBI as Franklin Pierce University swept a Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division baseball doubleheader from Bentley University, 9-0 and 12-8, Saturday afternoon at Pappas Field.
  • Tough Loss for Bentley as Franklin Pierce Prevails in 10, 7-6
    April 27, 2018
    In a back-and-forth contest, the Franklin Pierce University Ravens scored an unearned run in the 10th for a 7-6 walk-off win over Bentley University in Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division baseball Friday night at Pappas Field.
  • Merrimack Outlasts Bentley, 19-14; Littman, Berardino Homer for Falcons
    April 26, 2018
    Sophomore first baseman Thomas Joyce (Newton) was 5-for-5 with two doubles, a triple, three runs scored and four RBI as Merrimack College extended its winning streak to six with a 19-14 win over Bentley University in Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division baseball Thursday afternoon at DeFelice Field.
  • Dawson Named Northeast-10 & NCBWA Division II Pitcher of the Week
    April 25, 2018
    Following a two-hit shutout against Assumption College, Bentley University junior right-hander Luke Dawson (Stamford, Conn./Westhill HS) has been named the Pitcher of the Week in the Northeast-10 Conference. He was also recognized as the Division II East Region Pitcher of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
  • Samko’s 4 Hits Not Enough as Bentley Falls to Stonehill, 8-7
    April 24, 2018
    Despite four hits by senior second baseman Mike Samko (Arlington/BB&N), the Bentley University Falcons dropped an 8-7 Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division decision to Stonehill College Tuesday afternoon at Lou Gorman Field when the Skyhawks scored an unearned run in the ninth.
  • Samko Leads Bentley to Game 1 Victory; Assumption Comes Back to Take Nightcap
    April 21, 2018
    Senior second baseman Mike Samko (Arlington/BB&N), who extended his streak of consecutive games reaching base to 25, had two hits, two runs scored, three RBI and a pair of walks as Bentley University topped Assumption College, 11-6, in the opening game of a Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division baseball doubleheader Saturday afternoon at DeFelice Field.
  • Figueira Drives in 5 & Dawson Fans 11 as Bentley Blanks Assumption, 15-0
    April 20, 2018
    Sophomores Luke Figueira (Taunton/Taunton HS) and Ryan Berardino (Sudbury/Lincoln-Sudbury Reg. HS) combined for eight RBI and junior righty Luke Dawson (Stamford, Conn./Westhill HS) fired his second straight complete game shutout as Bentley University opened a three-game series with Assumption College with a 15-0 win in Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division baseball Friday afternoon at DeFelice Field.
  • Merrimack Halts Bentley’s 6-Game Winning Streak, 18-4
    April 18, 2018
    Bentley University’s six-game winning streak came to an abrupt end with the Falcons falling to Merrimack College, 18-4, in Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division baseball Wednesday afternoon on DeFelice Field.
  • Grover Excels as Bentley Sweeps St. Michael’s in Twinbill, 3-1 and 10-2
    April 14, 2018
    Junior first baseman Brandon Grover (Rocky Hill, Conn./Rocky Hill HS) had four hits, three runs scored and two RBI as Bentley University swept St. Michael’s College, 3-1 and 10-2, in a Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division baseball doubleheader Saturday afternoon at DeFelice Field.
  • Hopkins, Dawson Lead Bentley to 4th Straight, 12-0 over St. Michael’s
    April 13, 2018
    Sophomore shortstop Chris Hopkins (Malden/Malden Catholic HS) drove in four runs and junior righty Luke Dawson (Stamford, Conn./Westhill HS) authored a five-hit, 12-strikeout shutout, helping Bentley University claim its fourth straight win and climb over .500 for the season with a 12-0 win over St. Michael’s College in Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division baseball Friday afternoon at DeFelice Field.
  • Samko & Figueira Each Score Twice as Bentley Wins 3rd Straight, 7-3 over Stonehill
    April 11, 2018
    The Bentley University Falcons used a 13-hit attack and solid pitching to earn its third consecutive win, 7-3 over visiting Stonehill College in Northeast-10 Conference baseball Wednesday afternoon at DeFelice Field.
  • Berardino Delivers Walk-Off Single, Giving Bentley 5-4 Win over Pace in 11
    April 08, 2018
    The third hit of the afternoon for sophomore designated hitter Ryan Berardino (Sudbury/Lincoln-Sudbury Reg. HS) was a walk-off, driving in graduate catcher Nathan Littman (Abington/Abington HS) and giving Bentley University a 5-4 11-inning win over Pace University in Northeast-10 Conference baseball Sunday on DeFelice Field.
  • Dawson Fans 10 as Bentley Doubles Up Pace, 8-4
    April 07, 2018
    Junior right-hander Luke Dawson (Stamford, Conn./Westhill HS) struck out ten and was supported by a 12-hit attack as Bentley University doubled Pace University, 8-4, in Northeast-10 Conference baseball Saturday afternoon at chilly DeFelice Field.
  • Auditore Walk-Off Gives Bentley 12-Inning Win over Southern N.H.; Penmen Take Nightcap for Split
    March 31, 2018
    Bentley University freshman Charlie Auditore (Walpole/Walpole HS) isn’t likely to forget his first career hit as a collegian. It was a walk-off in the bottom of the 12th inning and gave the Falcons a 4-3 victory over Southern New Hampshire University in the opening game of a Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division baseball doubleheader Saturday on DeFelice Field.
  • Southern New Hampshire Spoils Bentley Home Opener, 8-1
    March 30, 2018
    Sophomore third baseman Tom Blandini (Box, N.H.) had four hits, three runs scored and three RBI to lead Southern New Hampshire University to an 8-1 Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division victory over Bentley University in college baseball action Friday afternoon, spoiling the Falcons’ home opener on DeFelice Field.
  • Stonehill Rides 2 Early Runs to 2-1 Victory over Bentley
    March 28, 2018
    Junior third baseman William Kelleher (Mansfield) drove in runs in both the first and third innings, propelling Stonehill College to a 2-1 win over Bentley University in Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division baseball Wednesday afternoon at Northeastern University’s Friedman Diamond.
  • Figueira, Grover & Strong Pitching Help Bentley Sweep AIC, 13-1 and 7-1
    March 25, 2018
    Sophomore left fielder Luke Figueira (Taunton/Taunton HS) drove in six runs, junior Brandon Grover (Rocky Hill, Conn./Rocky Hill HS) had six hits and five runs scored, and the Falcons received quality pitching on a chilly afternoon as Bentley University swept a Northeast-10 Conference baseball doubleheader from American International College, 13-1 and 7-1, at Bedard Field Sunday afternoon. They were the first games of the season outside the state of Florida for Coach Bob DeFelice’s Falcons.
  • Boston Globe West: "Bentley baseball power Ryan Berardino makes his grandfathers proud"
    March 23, 2018
    Boston Globe sports correspondent Marvin Pave recently caught up with Bentley first baseman Ryan Berardino, who is coming off a standout freshman season. Here's his article, which appeared in the Mar. 18 edition of Boston Globe West and online at www.bostonglobe.com.
  • 9-Run 6th Propels Bridgeport to 17-3 Win over Bentley
    March 18, 2018
    ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – The first nine batters that the University of Bridgeport sent to the plate in the sixth inning all reached and scored, powering the Purple Knights to a 17-3 win over Bentley University in non-conference college baseball Sunday afternoon at Lake Brantley High School.
  • Grover Home Run Gives Bentley Walk-Off Win & Split of Doubleheader
    March 17, 2018
    Senior right fielder Brandon Grover (Rocky Hill, Conn./Rocky Hill HS) led off the bottom of the ninth with his second home run of the game, his third in the last three games and his fourth of the season to give Bentley University an 8-7 win over the University of Bridgeport in the nightcap of a non-conference college baseball doubleheader at Lake Brantley High School Saturday afternoon.
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