PITTSBURGH (1 min read) – Diamond Kinetics is very pleased to announce the addition of the St. Mary’s Gaels as its newest collegiate partner program.
Led by 2016 West Coast Conference Coach of the Year Eric Valenzuela, Saint Mary’s won its first-ever West Coast Conference regular season title and WCC Tournament championship in 2016, going 33-25 (the program’s most wins since 1977).
SMC made its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2016 as WCC Tourney champs, facing Coastal Carolina and Navy in the Raleigh Regional. Moreover, the Gaels had four players drafted in the 2016 MLB Draft, including All-American Corbin Burnes in the fourth round.
Heading into 2017, SMC returned preseason All-American Zach Kirtley and 18 other letterwinners from last year’s WCC champion team, and added 12 freshmen.
The Gaels currently sit at 11-5 on the year, having faced both Washington and Vanderbilt for a combined seven games in non-conference play.