The UNB Reds Baseball squad is set to take to the playoffs after completing their 20th season as part of the Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association which has had several names over its history. The Reds finished the regular season with a 10-6 record and claimed first place in the Atlantic Conference. The playoffs kick off Saturday October 6th at Thompson Field as the Reds play host to the Saint Mary's University Huskies for a double header at 12:00PM and 3:00PM. The series will be a best-of-three and should a game three be necessary, Saint Mary's will host the Reds in Halifax at Mainland Commons on Sunday at 1:00PM.
Leading the way offensively for the Reds this year is Ian Horne, who has a long history of tearing up Atlantic Conference pitching. He finished the season with a slash line of .451/1.270/.745 with 12 extra base hits in 15 games including 1 HR. Horne also led the team in RBIs picking up 15 on the season. Fredericton native - Adam Estey and Saint John native - Tom Gogan finished the season hitting .500 a piece but did not qualify for league standings due to at bats with only 20 and 22 respectively. Rookie - Jake Cook battled his way back after a rocky start to the season to finish off at .425 with 13 runs scored and two extra base hits.
Newly converted pitcher/catcher - Ryan Van Snick led the team in innings pitched with 17 recording 22 Ks in the process and posting a 3.70 ERA, mainly attributed to one rough outing. Leading the team in the ERA category was wiley veteran Chris Thomas who appeared in only two games this year as an opener while working his arm back to health. Chris posted a 1.10 ERA across the 6.1 innings hurled. Chris will get the ball to open game 1 of the playoffs.