WIN 51: 1958 SEASON - SUFFOLK 1, GORDON 0
FIRST NO HITTER
Gerry Cohen threw the first no-hitter in Suffolk baseball history as the starting pitcher sat down nine hitters in a 1-0 victory over Gordon. The hurler walked six batters in the complete-game shutout.
WIN 81: APRIL 10, 1964 -- SUFFOLK 2, LOWELL TECH 0
DOUCET'S FIRST WIN AS HEAD COACH
A new era of Suffolk baseball began in 1964 as George Doucet took over the reigns as head coach. Doucet debuted in winning fashion with a 2-0 shutout over Lowell Tech.
Ralph Walker led off the top of the fourth with a single and broke open the scoring on a passed ball. The 1-0 lead held until the sixth when Dennis Caron’s single plated Ronnie Cinnilli to give the Rams a 2-0 edge.
Caron kept Lowell Tech off the scoreboard as the hurler commanded the mound with a 13-strikeout, two-walk, complete-game shutout.
WIN 543: MAY 13, 2000 - SUFFOLK 12, TUFTS 3
Suffolk added onto its memorable 2000 campaign with its second title, the ECAC Championship Crown, thanks to a 12-3 victory over Tufts.
The Rams scored early and often to build a 9-0 advantage the Jumbos could not touch the rest of the way, despite scattering three runs over the final two frames.
Jared Leach produced four hits in his five plate appearances to lead Suffolk’s offense with three RBI and two runs. Nick Melchionna also brought in three runs off three hits, including a pair of doubles, to go with one run scored.
Jeff Russel threw a complete game, letting up just three runs on six hits and two walks with seven strikeouts.
WIN 544: MAY 20, 2000 - SUFFOLK 7, ENDICOTT 2
In its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Regional tournament, Suffolk found itself in the win column in the second round with a 7-2 win over Endicott at Hadlock Field.
The Rams took an early two-run lead in the second with runs by Joe Duca and Mike Anastasia and stretched the lead to three with a solo shot by Mike Monagle that opened the fourth.
Endicott trimmed the margin to one after one run in the fourth and fifth, respectively, but a pair of runs in the seventh and eighth secured the 7-2 victory for Suffolk.
Duca paced the pack at the plate with a 3-for-5 effort, which featured one double, to bring in one run and score two himself. Monagle (2-5), Nick Melchionna (2-3) and Jeff Russell (2-5) each had two-hit days with Monagle knocking a ball out of the park.
On the hill, Maximo Nunez went the distance, picking up the win. He allowed a pair of runs (one earned) on six hits and three walks with nine strikeouts.
WIN 545: MAY 21, 2000 - SUFFOLK 7, TRINITY 6
Suffolk capped off a historic season with its second-straight NCAA DIII New England Regional victory, a 7-6 win over Trinity. The triumph marked Suffolk’s 38th of the season, which still stands as the most victories in a single season to this day.
Down 5-3, heading into the home half of the eighth, Suffolk gained the edge, 7-5, thanks to a four-run inning. The Rams took advantage of a pair of errors by Trinity to earn the victory.
Peter Quinn picked up the win in 1.2 innings of scoreless relief work. He took over for Jeff Russell, who allowed six runs on 11 hits, four walks and sat down seven through 7.1 innings.
Mike Anastaisa provided the bulk of the offense on a 3-for-5 outing, which featured one triple, for four RBI. Joe Duca’s bomb accounted for two RBI with the designated hitter scoring twice.
WIN 700: MARCH 26, 2006, SUFFOLK 29, SOUTHERN VT. 0
WIN 727: MAY 10, 2007 - SUFFOLK 6, SJC 4
Cary McConnell became the first Suffolk skipper to reach the 300-win mark as the Rams defeated GNAC rival Saint Joseph’s (Maine), 6-4.
After falling behind 1-0, the Rams made up ground with a two-run second and remained in front from there. The teams traded a pair of runs in the sixth, before Suffolk scored another two runs in the seventh to take a 6-3 advantage over the Monks. Looking for a comeback, St. Joe’s managed to put one run across in the seventh, but Suffolk held them there to take the 6-4 victory.
WIN 749: APRIL 19, 2008 - SUFFOLK 4, JWU 3
For the second time in Suffolk baseball history, the Rams went perfect in the GNAC regular season. The Rams secured perfection with a thrilling 4-3, 10-inning victory over Johnson & Wales April 19, 2008.
Bobby Barrett scored the winning run, his second of the day, on a Wildcats error to lock up the 14-0 league ledge for the Rams.
WIN 900: APRIL 27, 2014 - SUFFOLK 11, JWU 3 (13)
A monster eight-run 13th inning sent Suffolk past Johnson & Wales, 11-3, in the GNAC tournament, which marked the Rams’ 900th win in program history.
Trailing 2-1 heading into the top of the eighth, Suffolk came back with Mac Jacobson scoring the tying run on a double by Jake Cintolo to force the extra inning.
The teams’ swapped one run apiece in the 11th before the Rams ran away in the 13th with eighth runs, all of which came with two outs.
Mike Muse and Justin Knight were the only Rams to have multiple hits in the marathon contest with the thir baseman and shortstop recording two apiece. Jon Lapolla brought in three runs on his hit, a double, and scored one himself, while JC Collette had a pair of RBI on one hit as well.
Relief pitcher Jhonneris Mendez earned the win after throwing 5.2 innings of relief work. He let up just one run on three hits and three walks and sat down six. Mark Fusco (1.1 IP, 0 R, 2 H) and Steve Chamberland (6.0 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 5 BB, 1 K) also worked the hill for the rams.
WIN 906: MAY 11, 2014 - SUFFOLK 8, ROGER WILLIAMS 1
Suffolk took down ECAC DIII New England Tournament host and top-seed Roger Williams, 8-1, to earn the championship crown.
Freshman Matthew Brenner, who was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player after hitting .538 (7-13) over the three games with five RBI, two doubles and three runs scored, led the way in the championship contest as he was 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI in the victory.
In the victory, Devan Jones set a milestone as he became just the fourth player in Suffolk program history to record 200 career hits. Jones reached the mark in the fourth inning as he singled up the middle. He would go on to add a double as part of a 2-for-5 day with two runs scored.
Freshman Tim Conroy went the first 7.0 innings on the hill for the Rams and improved to 4-3 on the year after scattering seven hits and just one run in his outing with three strikeouts. Senior Jhonneris Mendez closed out the day for Suffolk with 2.0 scoreless innings with two Ks.
WIN 984: MAY 18, 2017 - SUFFOLK 4, #18/22 ST. JOHN FISHER 0
NCAA TOURNEY SHUTOUT
For the first time in over a decade Suffolk baseball found itself in the win column at the NCAA regional as the Rams shutout #22/18 St. John Fisher, 4-0.
Chuck Gibson put together a complete-game, five-hit, three-walk, nine-strikeout day to lift the Rams to victory.
Suffolk gained an early 1-0 edge in the third and pushed its lead to four after a three-run eighth, while Gibson was backed up by the Rams’ defense to keep the Cardinal off the board and secure the shutout, the first NCAA shutout in Suffolk history.
WIN 989: MARCH 24, 2018 - SUFFOLK 3, #1/3 UMASS BOSTON 1
DOWN GOES NUMBER 1
Suffolk got an early edge and held onto it to successfully down No. 1/3 UMass Boston in game two of a non-conference doubleheader.
Charles Batchelder grabbed the win as the junior gave up just one unearned run on three hits and five walks through 7.0 innings. Mark Fusco earned the save with no runs, no hits and no walks one with K through 2.0 frames of relief.
Offensively, Brady Chant had a multi-hit day with a 2-for-3 effort for one RBI with one walk and a pair of steals to lead the way for the blue-and-gold.