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St. John’s to play Fall Series on Monday


JoeWitkowskiStJohn's QUEENS, N.Y. – To cap its fall season, the St. John’s baseball team will hold its Red-Gray Intrasquad World Series at Kaiser Stadium beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 19. The three-game set continues with games at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 and 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 21. Batting practice will be held at 12:30 p.m. prior to each contest. The games are open to the public and admission is free.

"The Intrasquad World Series is the culmination of our fall season and is a very competitive event," said head coach Ed Blankmeyer. "The players look forward to it each year and it should be an exciting three days."

The Red squad will be managed by assistant coach Mike Hampton, while the Gray team will be managed by assistant coach Jeff Quiros.

The starting rotations for the series have been set. The Red team will throw senior righty Nick Cenatiempo (5-3, 5.17 in 2009), freshman lefty Sean Hagan and sophomore righty Eddie Medina (5-3, 3.81). The Gray squad will counter with senior righty Bruce Kern (5-4, 6.09), sophomore lefty Kevin Kilpatrick (3-2, 7.42) and senior rightyMiguel Valcarcel (1-1, 4.88).

Offensively, the Red team is led by senior Jimmy Parque (.360, 17 2B, 61 RBI), a third team All-BIG EAST selection in 2008, junior Greg Hopkins (.349, 7 HR, 45 RBI) and senior Joe Witkowksi (.357, .600 slugging percentage).

The Gray team is led by sophomore Matt Wessinger (.357, 15 2B, 31 RBI) and Scott Ferrara (.298, .414 on-base percentage).

Red Squad
Cameron Black Fr. LHP Jimmy Brennan Fr. OF Nick Cenatiempo Sr. RHP Anthony Cervone Fr. RHP Jason Chesterman So. OF Ryan Cole Sr. RHP Kevin Grove Fr. OF Sean Hagan Fr. LHP/1B Kyle Hansen Fr. RHP Greg Hopkins Jr. 3B Eddie Medina So. RHP Sean O'Hare Fr. IF Jimmy Parque Sr. OF Jose Rodriguez Jr. LHP Pat Talbut Fr. IF Joe Witkowski Sr. C

Gray Squad
Jeremy Baltz Fr. OF Daniel Burawa Jr. RHP Matt Carasiti Fr. RHP Josh Daniel Jr. C Nick Delbueno Fr. IF Scott Ferrara Jr. OF Steve Forster Sr. RHP Sterling Frand Fr. RHP Bruce Kern Sr. RHP Kevin Kilpatrick So. LHP Mike Lonsdale Fr. C Tim McCormick R-Fr. OF Kevin Needham Fr. RHP/1B Stephen Rivera So. RHP John Schilt Fr. RHP Miguel Valcarcel Sr. RHP Matt Wessinger So. 2B

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