Zach Soulier key returnee for Stonehill

Zach Soulier out of Jonathan Law is the only returning upper classmen on the pitching staff for Stonehill College men’s baseball team, which was ranked fifth in the preseason National College Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) East Region top-10 rankings.

The Skyhawks were also tabbed fourth in the Northeast-10 Conference North Division Preseason Poll.

Soulier made 10 appearances as a junior, posting a 5-1 record with 50 strikeouts in 50 innings.

Stonehill is coming off a 2012 season in which it posted a 30-19 overall record and an 18-11 record in NE-10 play.

The Skyhawks earned a berth in the NE-10 conference tournament, after finishing with the third best record in the conference, but fell to second-seeded and then nationally ranked Franklin Pierce to end their season.

Stonehill opens the season on Feb, 29 when it travels to Myrtle Beach to take on LIU Post in the Ripken Experience Northeast Challenge.