Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The No. 2 seeded Wheaton College Lyons will play Salem State in the regional opener.
Former King Philip standout Alec Palioca and the Wheaton College baseball team earned No. 2 seed in the NCAA Division 3 Tournament. The Lyons will play Salem State Wednesday in the regional opener at Harwich's Whitehouse Field. Second-seeded Wheaton is ranked no.15 overall in the latest D3baseball.com national poll, will make its 12th appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament in program history. A Wrentham native, Palioca is a two-time NEWMAC Pitcher of the Year and ranks second in wins (6) and games started (9) in the conference, third in strikeouts (51) and shutouts (1) and 11th in earned run average (2.52). Palioca averaged 8.55 strikeouts per game, a 3.6 strikeout-to-walk ratio and held opponents to a .230 batting average …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Wheaton College pitcher Alex Palioca was named pitcher of the week for the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference.
Wheaton College junior Alec Palioca (Wrentham, Mass./King Philip Regional) has been named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Pitcher of the Week by the league office, it was announced Monday. Palioca no-hit Coast Guard over seven innings pitched in his only start on the week for Wheaton April 5. Palioca, who was pulled with his no-hitter still intact, walked two batters and struck out a season-high nine hitters in the Lyons 4-0 win. In six appearances this season (all starts), Palioca is 5-1 overall with a 1.83 earned run average and 41 strikeouts in 39.1 innings pitched. Palioca ranks first in the NEWMAC in wins along with senior teammate Frank Holbrook (Middletown, R.I./Portsmouth Abbey School), second in …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Alec Palioca went seven inning without giving up a hit in the Wheaton College baseball team's win over Coast Guard Academy Friday.
Wheaton College junior right-handed pitcher Alec Palioca of Wrentham struck out a season-high nine batters and did not surrender a hit through seven innings of work to guide the Lyons, ranked no.10 overall in the latest D3baseball.com national poll, to a 4-0 victory against Coast Guard Academy in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Friday evening at Sidell Stadium. Palioca issued two free passes, plunked one batter and struck out at least one hitter in every inning to push his record to 5-1 overall. Freshman Eric Dumas kept the no-hitter alive with one strikeout in a clean eighth inning. Wheaton closer Ryan Grant, a former Oliver Ames High standout, gave up a single in the ninth inning. Wheaton (15-5, 9…
Monday, March 25, 2013
With Wrentham's Alec Palioca winning the first game, the Wheaton College baseball team swept a doubleheader from Clark University Sunday.
The Wheaton College baseball team, ranked No.10 overall in the latest D3baseball.com national poll, swept a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader against Clark University by scores of 7-0 (seven innings) and 8-0 on Sunday afternoon at Sidell Stadium. In the first game, junior right-handed pitcher Alec Palioca (Wrentham, Mass./King Philip Regional) allowed just three hits over seven innings of work to push his record to 3-1 overall on the season. Palioca did not issue a single walk, struck out a game-high seven batters and only allowed two runners to reach scoring position in his entire outing. Wheaton (8-4, 3-0 NEWMAC) hosts Bridgewater State University for a non-conference game on Tuesday, March 26, at 3…
Monday, March 4, 2013
In his first appearance of the season, Wrentham's Alec Palloca went five-plus innings to get the winning for the Wheaton College baseball team Sunday.
In his start of the year, Wrentham's Alec Palioca got the win as the No. 1 ranked Wheaton College baseball team improved to 2-0 with a 3-1 victory over Farmingdale State College Sunday afternoon on Long Island. The junior fanned five batters in five-and-thirds innings, giving five hits, one earned run and three walks to get the win. Wheaton will be playing the College of New Jersey in Winter Haven's Chain of Lakes Stadium at 6 p.m. as they start the Florida part of their schedule.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Wheaton College baseball team focused on NEWMAC championship run.
Tuesday, February 26
The Wheaton College baseball team is expecting a big season from junior righthander Alec Palloca, a former King Philip standout and Jared Celement of Wrentham and the Saint Sebastian’s School will be looking to be a factor in the starting rotation. Despite being ranked preseason favorites in two national polls and appearing in the NCAA Division III College World Series last season, the focus of the Wheaton College baseball team remains the same as the Lyons head into their 2013 campaign. “Our goals are always to take care of today, try to get better and try to continue progressing throughout the year,” said head coach Eric Podbelski, who is in his 17th year at the helm. “Certainly a goal of ours is to win our NEWMAC regular season …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Wrentham's Alex Palioca is unbeaten on the mound in the New England Futures Collegiate Baseball League.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Wrentham's Alex Palioca got his second win of the season for the Torrington Titans in an 8-0 win over the Brockton Rox in New England Futures Collegiate Baseball League action in Connecticut. With the 6'2'', 180-pounder improved to 2-0 for the Titans. In 11 innings of work, he struck out 15 batters, only walking five and allowing four hits. Against the Rox, Palioca went 5.1 shutout innings, giving up just two hits, striking out nine and walking just three batters. Palioca helped Wheaton College to the Division 3 World Series, where they finished as the runner-ups to Marietta College in Wisconsin, losing 7-2 in the title game with the Wrentham right hander on the board. He finished his sophomore season with a 9-1 record, working 78.2 …