2017-18 Bentley University Baseball News

  • 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.
  • Walsh Tabbed as NCBWA Division II East Region Pitcher of the Week
    March 16, 2018
    Bentley University graduate student Mike Walsh (Arlington/Arlington Catholic HS) was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Division II East Region Pitcher of the Week for the week of March 5-11.
  • Bentley Uses 18 Hits to Overpower Bridgeport, 17-2
    March 16, 2018
    Four hits and four RBI from senior third baseman Mike Samko (Arlington, Mass./BB&N), along with home runs from sophomore first baseman Ryan Berardino (Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury Reg. HS) and junior right fielder Brandon Grover (Rocky Hill, Conn./ Rocky Hill HS), powered Bentley University to a 17-2 win over University of Bridgeport in non-conference college baseball Friday afternoon at Lake Brantley High School.
  • Walsh Named Northeast-10 Pitcher of the Week
    March 12, 2018
    Bentley University graduate student and left hander Evan Walsh (Arlington/ Arlington Catholic HS) has been named the Pitcher of the Week in the Northeast-10 Conference Pitcher of the Week following his outstanding performance last Monday in an 18-0 win over Nyack College.
  • New England Baseball Journal Features Coach DeFelice and Bentley Baseball
    March 09, 2018
    The March edition of the New England Baseball Journal features a cover story on Coach Defelice and his 50 years as head baseball coach at Bentley University.
  • Bentley Comeback Falls Short as Concordia Bullpen Closes Door, 6-5
    March 08, 2018
    The three-game winning streak for the Bentley University baseball team came to an end as the Falcons closed out a five-game trip to central Florida with a 6-5 loss to Concordia College (N.Y.) in non-conference action at Rollins College’s Alfond Stadium Thursday afternoon.
  • Samko, Berardino Combine for 5 RBI as Bentley Wins 3rd Straight, 7-3 over Assumption
    March 07, 2018
    Senior second baseman Mike Samko (Arlington, Mass./BB&N) and sophomore first baseman Ryan Berardino (Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury Reg. HS) combined for five RBI as Bentley University stretched its winning streak to three with a 7-3 victory over Assumption College Wednesday at Rollins College’s Alfond Stadium.
  • Jensen, Johnson Combine on 6-Hit Shutout as Bentley Bests Concordia (N.Y.), 8-0
    March 06, 2018
    Right-handers Llewellyn Jensen (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little HS) and Greg Johnson (North Reading/North Reading HS) each allowed three hits as Bentley University blanked Concordia College (N.Y.) in non-conference college baseball Tuesday afternoon at Rollins College’s Alfond Stadium.
  • Bentley Supports Walsh’s 1-Hit Shutout with 18 Runs & 24 Hits
    March 05, 2018
    Graduate left-hander Evan Walsh (Arlington, Mass./Arlington Catholic HS) turned in a one-hit shutout and watched his teammates pound out 24 hits as Bentley University erupted for an 18-0 victory over Nyack College in non-conference college baseball Monday afternoon at Rollins College’s Alfond Stadium.
  • Nyack Strikes Early, Holds on for 5-4 Win over Bentley
    March 04, 2018
    Sophomore first baseman Ryan Berardino (Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury Reg. HS) had three hits, but it wasn’t enough as Bentley University fell to Nyack College, 5-4, Sunday afternoon in the opener of the Falcons’ five-game trip to central Florida.
  • Rollins Uses 12 Hits for an 11-4 Win over Bentley; Grover Extends Hit Streak to 5
    February 19, 2018
    Junior right fielder Brendan Brundage (Coconut Creek, Fla.) and freshman DH Like Reidy (Brentwood, Tenn.), the first two batters in the Rollins College lineup, each had three hits as the Tars posted an 11-4 win over Bentley University in non-conference college baseball Monday afternoon at Alfond Stadium.
  • Fast Start Propels Rollins to 14-2 Win over Bentley
    February 18, 2018
    A three-run first inning and four runs in the second propelled Rollins College to a fast start and the Tars went on to record a 14-2 win over Bentley University in non-conference college baseball Sunday afternoon at Alfond Stadium.
  • Rollins Erupts for 7 in 9th to Stun Bentley, 9-8; Dawson Strikes Out 12 for Falcons
    February 17, 2018
    Rollins College erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the ninth, the last six unearned, to stun Bentley University, 9-8, in non-conference college baseball at Alfond Stadium Saturday evening.
  • Bentley University Unveils New Multipurpose Arena with Tribute to Coach DeFelice
    February 16, 2018
    In tribute to Bob DeFelice’s 50 years as baseball coach and more than a quarter century as the director of athletics at Bentley University, the ice rink at the new Bentley Arena will be known as the “Coach DeFelice Ice Rink,” according to an announcement by University President Gloria Cordes Larson.
  • Grover, Johnson Recognized by Northeast-10
    February 08, 2018
    Bentley University junior right fielder Brandon Grover (Rocky Hill, Conn./ Rocky Hill HS) was named the first Northeast-10 Conference Baseball Player of the Week for the 2017 following his strong showing in a three-game series at the University of Tampa over the weekend.
  • No. 2 Tampa Takes Finale from Bentley, 6-1; Berardino & Grover Each with 2 Hits for Falcons
    February 04, 2018
    Despite two hits apiece from sophomore first baseman Ryan Berardino (Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury Reg. HS) and junior right fielder Brandon Grover (Rocky Hill, Conn./Rocky Hill HS), the Bentley University Falcons fell to second-ranked University of Tampa, 6-1, in the rubber game of a three-game season-opening series Sunday afternoon at UT Stadium.
  • Bentley Stuns No. 2 Tampa in 11 Innings; Troiani 2B Drives in Pierce with Game-Winner
    February 03, 2018
    Sophomore center fielder Max Troiani (Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford Mendon HS) doubled down the right field line with two outs in the top of the 11th inning, bringing in sophomore third baseman Jake Pierce (East Bridgewater, Mass./East Bridgewater HS) with the go-ahead run, and Bentley University went on to upend the University of Tampa, the second-ranked team in Division II, 7-6 in non-conference college baseball Saturday evening at UT Stadium.
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