He’s not a member of the Hackensack Fire Department, but Eric Snyder has put out plenty of fires in recent years.
Fairleigh Dickinson’s senior closer nailed down a 3-1 victory over New Jersey Tech on April 26, pitching 1.1 innings for his ninth save of the season.
In addition to securing a series victory for FDU, the save gave Snyder a piece of Northeast Conference history. Running his career save total up to 31, Snyder became the all-time NEC leader in that category. He and former Bryant hurler Mark Andrews (2009-11) are the lone men in NEC annals to reach the 30-save mark; the latter finished his career with exactly 30.
Since arriving in Hackensack, Snyder has been the stopper at the back end of the Knights’ bullpen. The 6-foot-2 right-hander made a league-high 12 saves as a freshman in 2012, helping the Knights end a 13-year postseason drought.
This season, Snyder owns a 2-0 record and 1.57 ERA in 17 appearances this year. He leads the NEC in saves and has yet to allow a home run.
All-time NEC Saves Leader
1. Eric Snyder, FDU, 31 (2012 – )
2. Mark Andrews, BRY, 30 (2009-11)
3. Andrew Huebner, WAG, 25 (2006-09)
Bran Gismonde, MON, 25 (1998-2001)
5. Mike Matta, MSM, 24 (2007-10)