OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. — Coach Bob Malvagna has named seven captains for the 2017 NYIT baseball team, which opens play Friday at Arkansas State.
Another four-year starter, the 5-foot-7 Sanacore will serve as the Bears' leadoff hitter. He will take over in center field for Joe Daru, who graduated after hitting a team-best .365/.414/.603 in 156 at-bats in 2016.
"He's an undersized player, but plays a lot bigger than his stature," Malvagna said about Sanacore. "I thought he was deserving of being captain this year. He seems to have become a little bit more vocal, a little bit more involved."