Monks Baseball to Host 16th Annual Hot Stove Auction January 11th

Monks Baseball to Host 16th Annual Hot Stove Auction January 11th

STANDISH, Maine - The Saint Joseph's College baseball program will host the 16th Annual Hot Stove Auction on Saturday, January 11th at 1:30 PM in the SJC Dining Hall. Join alumni, parents, family, and friends for an afternoon of baseball banter and competitive bidding as the Monks prepare for the 2020 campaign! This event is free and open to all who have pre-registered!!

Head Coach Will Sanborn '86 will kick off the day with a brief preview of the season and introduction of the team and coaching staff. Many appealing auction items will be available for bidding, including tickets for sporting events, memorabilia, gift cards, gift baskets, vacation packages and much, much more. Also of note, recent graduates Jared Gagne '19 and Greg Emanuelson '19 have volunteered their time to serve as bartenders at the event's cash bar.

This year's event promises to be memorable, as Coach Sanborn will be making an exciting announcement in regard to a fundraising campaign for the rebuilding of Ward Park, Larry Mahaney Diamond, and Richard W. Bailey Field.

The Monks kick off the 2020 campaign with a 10-game slate in the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational during the College's spring break, which begins on Saturday, February 29th.

All proceeds from the raffles, silent auction, and live auction will go towards the cost of the Monks' spring trip. Auction items are plentiful, and the list promises to be one of the most interesting to date!

In the case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the following afternoon at 12:00 PM in the SJC Dining Hall.

For more information and to pre-register, please contact Head Coach Will Sanborn at (207) 893-6675 or email




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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. We are inclusive of all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. A pioneer of distance education since the 1970s, the College also provides online certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees for thousands more working adults who reside in more than 20 other countries. In 2015 the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at