Gaels receiving attention in preseason polls

The 2017 season is still 4 1/2 weeks away, but the Saint Mary’s baseball team is already receiving some preseason hype in national polls released by college baseball publications.

The Gaels were listed among “10 Teams To Watch” in the Preseason Top-25, released last month. SMC also received votes in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Preseason Top-40, also released in December.

Saint Mary’s returns seven starters and 21 letterwinners from last year’s team that won its first-ever West Coast Conference regular season and tournament championships while making the program’s first-ever appearance in an NCAA Regional.

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New Year’s Win Roundup

To finish a remarkable 2016, the Gaels played in a celebratory McKeon Pavilion, to beat San Diego 72-60. The Saint Mary’s bench played with energy and poise to help fuel the win.

Below is the full roundup of stories, photo, and video coverage from
Game Story
Highlights Video
Photo Gallery
Box Score
Postgame Comments Video
Longform Interviews (Jordan Ford, Marty Clarke, and Steve Kroner of The Chronicle)

Happy 2017 from the Gaels!

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Win over Western Kentucky Roundup

On Wednesday, the Gaels earned win number eight on the season, beating the Hilltoppers by 22.

Former NBA Head Coach Mike Brown was in the building to watch SMC and poses for a shot with Athletic Director Mark Orr and College President James Donahue.

Here’s the full roundup of coverage from including game story, stats, photos, videos, and more.


Box Score:
Photo Gallery:
Randy Bennett Video Interview:
Naar and Fitzner Video Interview:
Raw postgame quotes:
Audio Interviews:


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Gaels vs. UC Irvine Roundup

You probably saw the biggest play of the game from last night…

But there’s plenty more coverage.
Here’s the full roundup from of Sunday night’s win over UC Irvine.

Game Story:
Box Score:
Photo Gallery:
Scenes of the Game:
Postgame Interviews on TuneIn:

Happy Monday, Gael fans.

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D1Baseball Names Kirtley Top-100 MLB Draft College Prospect

Saint Mary’s baseball infielder Zach Kirtley was named Thursday to‘s top-100 College Prospects for the 2017 MLB Draft. Kirtley is the only West Coast Conference player on the list and one of 20 infielders. He is among 42 position players on a list dominated by pitchers.

Kirtley is coming off a 2016 season in which he led the Gaels in nearly every offensive category (batting average, RBIs, home runs, doubles, walks) and helped the Gaels to one of their most successful seasons in program history. He spent his summer in the prestigious Cape Cod League playing among the country’s best. recently published a feature on Kirtley’s experience in the Cape Cod League this summer.

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Navy-Red World Series schedule adjusted ahead of weather

With inclement weather in the forecast for Moraga this weekend, the schedule for Saint Mary’s baseball‘s annual Navy-Red World Series has been moved up by a day. Originally planned for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the series is now starting on Wednesday and running through Friday.

All three games will be played at Louis Guisto Field and are free and open to the public. See the series schedule below:

Wednesday — 1:30 p.m.
Thursday — 1:30 p.m.
Friday — 1:30 p.m.

The free car wash planned for Sunday, to be ran by the team which loses the Navy-Red World Series, is on hold for now until further notice. The weather forecast calls for rain on Saturday and Sunday.

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Live Gaels audio via TuneIn

Saint Mary’s Athletics has made it easier than ever to follow along live with Gaels Basketball games. All men’s basketball games will feature live audio streamed via TuneIn. Below, you’ll find instructions on how to listen in.


On mobile and tablet
• Start by downloading TuneIn for free from the App Store or the Google Play Store.
• Once downloaded, open the app and search for “Saint Mary’s IMG Sports Network.”
• Click the station with the official SMC logo and you’re ready for gameday!

On your computer
You can listen live on your computer, as well. Audio is available on our Gameday Central page here. Or, you can listen here on TuneIn’s site.

_mbb_0225160007.JPGCalling all of the Saint Mary’s hoops action is Alex Jensen, the Voice of the Gaels. Jensen will be courtside at home and on the road for all games this season. Listen on TuneIn for pregame and postgame shows with exclusive interviews with coaches and student-athletes.

As always, you’ll be able to watch most Gaels Basketball games via The best place to watch is on our Gameday Central page with rosters, schedule, social media, news, and more.

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