Last year, positions were not clearly established, resulting in players bouncing all over the field and lineup. The team featured just three seniors and had a lot of newcomers who saw significant playing time. With an entire season of experience under their belts and more defined roles, the Stags should see a continuation of the improvement they saw at the tail end of last year.
In late January, the MAAC Pre-Season Baseball Coaches Poll ranked Fairfield eighth out of 10 teams. Now, four weeks into conference play, the Stags are tied with Rider for fourth place. After taking away two wins from Iona this past weekend and improving to 6-5 in conference play, they're starting to turn heads.
The Stags' baseball team seems to be back on track, recovering from a five game losing streak to sweep the Iona Gaels in a doubleheader at Fairfield on Saturday. The Stags outscored Iona 11-2 in the two games to move to 6-5 in MAAC play, putting them in fourth place in the conference.