This Week at MCU Park: 3/19/2017

Even though I said I was not continuing covering the Cyclones on a nightly basis this season, I will still be posting some updates that do not require as much work. Posting the College Baseball Schedule (as well as the Cyclones promos) will continue for the time being.

After 14 long days, college baseball will finally return to MCU Park, as both the Baruch Bearcats & NYU Violets return from their respective trips to Fort Myers, Florida.

The NYU Violets return from a 7-game set where they went 4-3 to improve to 83 on the season, with a perfect home record of 4-0. The Bearcats return from the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic, where they went 2-6 to bring their season record to 3-8 on the season.

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PURIM MIRACLE! Israel Upsets Cuba 4-1 To Open Pool E

(c) Israel Baseball Association

Team Israel continued their amazing Cinderella-run in the World Baseball Classic, as they upset Team Cuba 4-1 in what many are calling a Purim Miracle.

Following a beautiful reading of the Book of Esther to celebrate the holiday of Purim by Jordy Alter, Team Israel took the field at the Tokyo Dome in Japan to face off again Team Cuba, the runner up of Pool B.

As usual, Israel Manager Jerry Weinstein turned to Jason Marquis to make the start for the blue & white.

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Israel Tops Netherlands 4-2 To Sweep Pool A

(c) Israel Baseball Association

A few days before the start of the World Baseball Classic, Team Israel’s backup catcher Nick Rickles tweeted out a photo of Team Israel and used the hashtag #ShockTheWorld.

#ShockTheWorld.

That is exactly what happened this week, as Team Israel defied the odds of many, who thought Israel would not win a single game in Korea.

They topped Korea in the WBC opened, they destroyed Chinese Taipei the following day, and tonight, they defeated a team that won the Bronze in 2013.

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Boardwalk Battalion Group Outing 4/5/17: Mets vs Braves

Once again, the Boardwalk Battalion is doing a group outing to Citi Field to see the New York Mets. And once again, we will be doing a group package that gives every attendee a freebie, except this year, everyone gets TWO ITEMS!

This year, everyone who attends this event will receive an adjustable Mets cap, and a replica Mookie Wilson jersey. The jerseys will be available in Size Y-XL to XXL.

TICKETING INFO
Tickets for this game will be $36 per person. Seats will be in the Promenade level, either in the 500s behind home plate, or in the 400s along the baselines.

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Israel Improves to 2-0 With 15-7 Win Over Chinese Taipei

Team Israel Celebrating

Check those World Baseball Classic Standings, because right now, Israel is leading the World in wins.

Israel was back in action just hours after an amazing 2-1 win in 10 innings over the host team, Korea.

Israel would be facing the top two pitchers from Taiwan, but that, and the lack of a full day’s rest, made no difference as the Israeli bats were on fire, leading them to 15 runs on 20 hits.

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Israel Upsets Korea 2-1 in 10 Innings To Open 2017 WBC


Scott Burcham (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Just over 5 months since qualifying to be the final team in 2017 World Baseball Classic, Team Israel was back in action, picking up where they left off by defeating Korea 2-1 in a 10-inning game.

Israel took an early 1-0 lead in the Top of the 2nd, when Nate Freiman led off with a walk and a double by Zach Borenstein made it 2nd & 3rd. Cody Decker went down swinging, but Ryan Lavarnway walked to load the bases.

Tyler Krieger drew a bases loaded walk to send Freiman home and get the contingent of Israel supporters going. Scott Burcham struck out and Sam Fuld grounded out to end the inning with the bases loaded, something that would haunt them for most of the game

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Recapping The Week at MCU Park: 3/1/17 – 3/5/17

We are beginning a new thing here on Brooklyn Baseball Banter, where we recap the College Baseball games at MCU Park each week. As opposed to doing a full recap of each game, I will provide a short summary and the readers can go to the team sites for the full recap. ENJOY!

3/1/2017: NYU Comes Back To Defeat John Jay

The NYU Violets opened their 3rd season at MCU Park with an amazing come from behind win over the John Jay Bloodhounds to open the 2017 season.

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Service Changes for 3/4/17 & 3/5/17

Coney Stillwell TermThere are three college baseball games at MCU Park this weekend, so fans need to work around the MTA’s weekend work.

Luckily, there will be no issues with the D or Q lines, so fans coming from Manhattan who decided to see the NYU Violets in action should have no issues in getting to MCU Park.

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