August 1, 2010


Le Moyne to reclassify to Division II


The Le Moyne baseball program will move from Division I to Division II for the 2011-12 academic year.


Baseball intends to compete along with its 16 other sports in the Northeast-10 Conference.


The Dolphins competed in Division II for 15 years beginning in 1973 and compiled a record of 340-103-1 (.766). Le Moyne reached 11 NCAA Tournaments. Under former head coach Dick Rockwell, 11 Dolphins who competed in Division II were drafted and four reached the majors: Tom Browning, Jim Deshaies, Jim Wessinger and Pete Hoy.


Le Moyne will again compete as a Division I independent for the 2011 season. Its schedule will include Texas A&M, James Madison, Missouri, Penn State, Louisiana-Lafayette and Boston College.


The Dolphins are still in search of a head coach. Former skipper Steve Owens left Le Moyne to become head coach at Bryant.